Alltech starts quality control for BioPlexÂ®
With the issue of traceability currently dominating
discussions in the agricultural sector, global animal nutrition company, Alltech
has launched a rigorous quality control programme for its BioplexÂ® range of
organic trace minerals.
The Q+â„¢ (Quality Plus) programme will supplement the company's existing
quality system, AQS (Alltech Quality System), which incorporates standards set
by all major regulatory bodies.
The programme adopts a multifaceted
approach, combining several different quality control measures, including the
Bioplex quality measures developed over the last 18 years which guarantee total
chelation and mineral content. Furthermore, Q+ is a positive release programme,
whereby all batches of inorganic trace mineral sources and final Bioplex batches
are tested for Dioxin, PCBs and Heavy Metals. Presently Alltech is the first and
only company to have implemented such a programme in the feed
Speaking of the initiative Dr. Pearse Lyons, president of
Alltech, said, "Q+ meets and exceeds regulatory standards by combining several
different quality control measures. In addition, all trace mineral batches are
tested both prior to use and before sale. Some may consider this level of
testing excessive, however, we believe that it is Alltech's duty to provide
products which ensure highest final product quality, safety and performance to
the end user. Alltech's stringent quality system permeates every step of Alltech
product research, development and delivery."
The Alltech Quality System
(AQS) is currently in operation in 14 production facilities and 68 blending and
warehouse sites across the globe. The system, which is strictly enforced at all
stages of production, as well as, upon receipt of the raw material and when
shipping, aims to instil confidence in relation to quality, safety, traceability
and consistency of all Alltech products.
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