Alltech Strengthens its Commitment to Quality Control
[Dunboyne, IRELAND] At global health and nutrition company, Alltech, nothing is more important than producing high quality, safe and traceable products, respecting the needs of animals, consumers and the environment. In keeping with this ethos and in response to continued expansion in Europe, Alltech has elected to hire two new quality assurance technicians for its European team.
David Christie has a BSc in food processing and pharmaceutical manufacture from Dublin Institute of Technology. As part of the final year of his degree, he spent five months with Glanbia Plc, as a lab technician. Here he was responsible for testing cream and powdered milk as well as processing instant and non-instant fat filled milk powders and skimmed milk powders for the international markets. He worked in the quality control, chemistry and research and development labs at this facility where he gained invaluable experience.
Richard Shields completed a BSc in analytical science from Dublin City University (DCU) with his thesis on assessing the low molecular compounds on urban surface films. He has worked in DCU and was also employed by Environmental Efficiency Consulting Engineers, a firm which provides consultation in energy saving methods and environmental services required by industry to comply with legislation.
“With the issue of traceability currently dominating discussions in the agricultural sector, global animal nutrition company, Alltech has reinforced the Alltech Quality System (AQS), which incorporates standards set by all major regulatory bodies,” said Elaine Meleady, Alltech’s European quality assurance manager. “The programme adopts a multifaceted approach, combining several different quality control measures and will allow the team to respond even faster to a growing European market.”