AFS has developed a multistep approach to guarantee the highest quality ingredients.
- Botanical I.D.
- USP and AOAC methods for identifying and validating specific active compounds.
- Tested for contaminants and microbial pathogens.
- Isotope testing to ensure that there is no synthetic adulteration.
- Certificate of Analysis (COA) for every batch received.
Traceability & Transparency
In Austin, TX, USA, we have a SQF certified dedicated warehouse for finished products. Traceability is the proof that what we, as a business, are working so hard towards is actually being adhered to. It is the paper trail for ingredients and product makers must understand that it is a critical part of selecting a quality supplier. With traceability comes economic accountability and a wealth of knowledge about a product including growing conditions, employee pay stubs, receipts, processing conditions, etc. With traceability, we can demonstrate from seed to label exactly how your ingredient got your product.
Traceability of foreign suppliers is not only a measure for quality and fairness, it is an important safety measure against adulteration and bio-terrorism. This is a key element to the success of AFS’ Responsible Sourcing Initiative and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP), a developing requirement for all importers of botanical food products as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Jackson Zapp, VP of Product Innovation