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Vi-COR achieves GMP+ B2 certification for yeast culture plant

Vi-COR, a manufacturer of specialized yeast culture products for livestock, recently received GMP+ B2 certification for their new 6,500 m2 manufacturing plant and warehouse dedicated to producing Celmanax SCP (Soluble Concentrated Powder).

Celmanax is a combination of yeast culture, mannanoligosaccharide (MOS) and betaglucans. This three-way product can be used in place of multiple ingredients in dairy feed as well as beef, poultry and swine rations.
 
GMP+ B2 is a feed safety assurance standard that originated in the European Union (EU). It refers to "Good Manufacturing Practice" regulations, which have been derived from the US Food and Drug Administration.
 
GMP+ B2 regulations require a manufacturer to implement a quality approach to minimize or eliminate contamination and errors and ensure that products are manufactured under strict processes.
 
Achieving this certification allows Vi-COR to ship their products in expanded markets across the globe and shows their commitment to delivering high quality, safe feed products.
 
GMO-free
Celmanax SCP not only carries the assurance of GMP+ B2 certification, it is manufactured using an entirely new process that doesn't require a grain carrier. "This gives the end-user a product with no GMO issues," says Mark Holt, president of Vi-COR.
 
Vi-COR's new production process uses considerably less energy to manufacture yeast-based feed ingredients and reduces shipping costs required to transport product around the world.
 
"When we developed Celmanax, we created a whole new class of yeast-based feed ingredients," Holt explains, adding that they use a proprietary blend of enzymes and process techniques to separate the beneficial structural components of the yeast cell wall.

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