The quality and safety of our products is our top priority. Here are just some of the steps we
take to ensure that the Bright-Ranch’s FD Ingredients are safe to consume.
Materials & Preparation
Our approach to food safety covers the entire supply chain, starting with farmers and suppliers. We follow rigorous procurement and auditing processes to ensure we select safe, high quality raw materials. This includes defining specifications for the materials we use, and performing checks to ensure they always comply with the most stringent regulations and the latest scientific knowledge. If they don’t comply, we reject them.
All our manufacturing facilities are designed to ensure we prepare our products to the highest quality and safety standards. This includes preventing foreign bodies from entering products, enabling the management of allergens, and controlling pests. Our factories are all built according to precise prerequisites, including those for a clean and safe water supply, for air filtration, and for any material that will come into contact with food. These guarantee that the materials, equipment and manufacturing environment are all designed to produce safe products.
We carefully manage the flow of ingredients and products in and out of our factories to ensure raw materials and prepared foods are properly segregated. Our factories have dedicated zones, equipment and utensils for different ingredients to prevent cross-contamination. We follow certified cleaning and sanitation practices at every step of production, and our employees are trained to fully adhere to the principles of good food hygiene.
Processing & Packaging
Our freeze-drying techniques are scientifically formulated to always deliver safe and nutritionally adequate products. For example, we dry at the best temperature to maintain the flavor and nutritional value of the product, while removing moisture to a very low level to prevent microbial harm.
Foreign matter in agricultural raw materials is usually a challenge for everyone. With our professional visual selection team and perfect equipment production line, our products reach 'zero foreign matter'. This is recognized by demanding buyers, including Nestle.
Packaging helps to ensure traceability in our factories. We use unique batch codes to tell us exactly when a product was produced, what ingredients went into it and where those ingredients came from.
Before a batch of product leaves our factory, it must pass a 'positive release' test to confirm it is safe to consume. We conduct a number of tests to verify product compliance with internal and external standards, including for harmful compounds or microorganisms in the materials we use, the environment we operate in, and also in our final products.
The capability to measure and evaluate the health risks of potentially hazardous chemical and microbiological agents is the foundation for the manufacturing of safe food products. At Bright-Ranch, we apply state-of-the art analytical methods and novel data management approaches to assess and address potential hazards. As these are rapidly evolving fields, we closely follow and contribute to new scientific developments. We are also active in research on novel technologies to ensure that the best and most innovative scientific approaches are implemented to support the safety of our products.