As noted in an article in Food Quality Magazine, “Congress is preparing legislation…that demands more preventative measures against food contamination, in line with the best current scientific standards.” (“Safety & Sanitation,” Catherine Schaefer, September 2009). The article goes on to describe the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) assay as one of the leading tools that can be used in food quality control and preventative safety.
Enzyme supplier, specialty formulator and contract manufacturer Deerland Enzymes, is dedicated to ensuring that all of its products meet the highest level of safety and purity. In doing so, Deerland Enzymes incorporated the use of ATP testing devices in their manufacturing process approximately 7 months ago.
“Ensuring all manufacturing equipment is clean and suitable for use is vital to our success and productivity. With this in mind, we implemented ATP testing prior to each batch. This allows our QA group to instantly validate our cleaning and sanitation protocols by taking various swabs of the product contact surfaces before the manufacturing process begins” explained Chris Martin, VP of Operations at Deerland Enzymes.
“Deerland Enzymes remains committed to being proactive in seeking new technologies in all areas of our manufacturing process. We will continue to evaluate the latest developments in safety and sanitation as maintaining quality and purity of our products is paramount” Martin added.
About Deerland Enzymes:
Deerland Enzymes, Kennesaw, GA, offers a broad spectrum of plant, animal, fungal and bacterial-sourced enzymes. All are non-GMO and kosher where applicable. The company specializes in customized formulations, collaborating with customers to develop innovative and often proprietary solutions. Deerland Enzymes also performs specialty contract manufacturing services, including bulk single powders or blends, liquids, hard shell capsules and tablets as well as bottling and labeling.