Alltech starts quality control for BioPlex®
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 Bioplex® range of organic trace
The Q+™ (Quality Plus) programme will supplement the
company's existing quality system, AQS (Alltech Quality System), which
incorporates standards set by all major regulatory bodies.
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 industry.
Speaking of the initiative Dr. Pearse
Lyons, president and founder 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
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
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