Quality Control

Control of Incoming Raw Materials

  • Supplier approval program
  • Ingredient screening and approval, including positive IR identification
  • Incoming ingredients positive release program
  • Automated raw material document verification
  • Continuous re-evaluation of existing inventory Quality

Control During Production

  • All containers (boxes, drums, pails, etc.) have a unique bar code for complete traceability
  • Each finished batch is given a lot number containing a manufacture date code and bar code
  • Automated ingredient weight and lot code verification at point of addition

Control Beyond Production

  • Continuous monitoring and analysis of company-wide Key Performance Indicators to support continuous improvement in Quality, performance, safety, and service
  • Positive release finished goods program
  • Every batch is inspected and tested to ensure compliance with specifications and customer specific requirements

Quality Control Testing Methods

  • Trained sensory panel to conduct organoleptic testing (taste, visual, and odor testing) with double technician verification
  • Specific gravity
  • Refractive index
  • pH
  • Titratable acidity
  • Aldehyde titrations
  • Viscosity
  • Optical rotation
  • Colorimetry
  • Loss on drying
  • GC analysis
  • UV-Vis vanillin content
  • Microbiological testing
  • FT-IR identification testing
  • Water activity

Quality Control Documentation

  • Specification sheets
  • COAs (Certificates of Analysis)