Dr. John Springate, president of Kemin AgriFoods, noted that the program was initiated in 2010 to test raw ingredients used by the company that came from natural sources. He stated, "Kemin purchases and farms a number of botanical materials, oils and animal products that could potentially be contaminated with these compounds. As part of our rigorous quality control programs, we have installed state-of-the-art analytical equipment and laboratory procedures to test these materials for dioxins and PCBs.”
The company’s dioxin testing program includes the use of a high-resolution gas chromatography-magnetic sector mass spectrometer that iscapable of detecting dioxin and PCB isomers at levels exceeding EU standards. This testing program is in place at all of Kemin’s manufacturing sites in Asia, China, Europe, India, South America and the United States.
In addition to the dioxin testing program, Kemin follows Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Feed Additives and Premixtures Quality System (FAMI-QS) programs. The Kemin facility in North America was also the first to receive the FAMI-QS/International Safe Feed/Safe Food (I-SF/SF) certificate last September.
About Kemin® – Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Founded in 1961, Kemin Industries (kemin.com) is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of providing “inspired molecular solutions” specifically developed to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals. Kemin distributes approximately 500 specialty ingredients worldwide to the feed and food industries as well as to the health, nutrition and beauty markets. Kemin ingredients positively impact more than 1.3 billion people a day.
A global, privately-held corporation headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa (USA), Kemin has experienced double-digit growth in the last several years. The company has more than 1,200 employees and operates in 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.
About Kemin AgriFoods
Kemin AgriFoods responds to the needs of today’s world population to be safe, to be efficient and to be healthy. Kemin AgriFoods brings value to the feed industry by working in partnership with their customers. TOTAL NUTRITION™ offers a wide variety of solutions with a judicious range of nutricines and nutrients to produce safe feed, in an efficient way that provides optimal livestock health.