Food Safety



Food Safety

Establishing safety at every link in the chain is essential for producing nutritious food in a global economy

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” - Henry Ford

In the animal feed industry, quality is as much about safety as it is about nutritional value. It is vitally important that our natural supplements are nutritionally balanced and effective. But even more urgent is the need to insure that they are free from contaminants like mycotoxins, heavy metals, dioxins and PCBs.

Alltech has invested years of scientific research into the development of yeast and enzyme-based animal feed supplements. All of that effort and expertise is wasted if we cannot verify the absolute safety of the final product that is shipped to customers. That is why we developed the Alltech Quality System (AQS). 

AQS requires that we sample and analyze every shipment of active raw material that comes into our facilities. We use stringent, standardized and documented procedures at every production facility, blending facility and warehouse. Then we sample and analyze the finished product before it is shipped to our customers. The AQS is not just a risk management tool; it is designed to ensure that every product we ship is safe, effective and nutritious.

The food industry is global. Food safety regulations are not

Food and agricultural raw materials are shipped all over the world. Some regions and countries have very stringent requirements while others are less strict. How can a global company guarantee the quality and safety of its products when suppliers, production facilities and customers are located in different countries with very different sets of regulations?

We developed the Alltech Quality System (AQS) to solve this problem. The AQS meets or exceeds the strictest quality regulations in each geographic area where we operate, and allows us to implement AQS in all of our production facilities worldwide to ensure that every plant is meeting equal levels of quality and safety by following the same operating procedures.

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