Quality Control and Good Manufacturing

Quality Control And Good Manufacturing

Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the quality of the nutritional products they are taking. At Fruit Advantage, we take every step possible to ensure we deliver the purest and highest quality product available.

The manufacturing process and raw ingredient production of our fruit capsules incorporates a proprietary process we call FruiTraction. To achieve this FruiTraction process, millions of dollars has been invested in analytical testing equipment, personnel and procedures to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

The employees of the FruiTraction process have spent hundreds of hours each year in quality and safety training to ensure our unfailing commitment to quality.

The manufacturing process and raw ingredient production of our fruit capsules incorporates a proprietary process we call FruiTraction. To achieve this FruiTraction process, millions of dollars has been invested in analytical testing equipment, personnel and procedures to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

The employees of the FruiTraction process have spent hundreds of hours each year in quality and safety training to ensure our unfailing commitment to quality.

Raw materials received for use in our manufacturing processes are quarantined until they have been evaluated by the Quality Assurance staff to ensure the identity and safety of the product.

Typical tests conducted include active ingredient content, heavy metal content and microbiological safety.

In addition, our third-party partner has established a complete set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’S) which are strictly followed to ensure that you receive a consistent product from order to order. These SOP’S are an essential part of our commitment to following current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), so you can use Fruit Advantage products with confidence. To ensure compliance with cGMP, personal undergoes an annual cGMP compliance audit by an independent auditing agency to verify that the process we use is in strict compliance with cGMP’s.

All finished product is thoroughly tested to ensure compliance with active ingredient, heavy metal and microbiological specifications.

Vital Components Of Good Manufacturing Process (GMP)

Manufacturing Flow Chart - See Below
Raw Material Testing
Third Party Testing
Analytical Laboratory
Quality Assurance and Audits

Our Statistics

+15
NUMBER OF YEARS FOLLOWING A GMP 
+48
NUMBER OF FRUIT PRODUCTS THAT UTILIZE GMP
+4
Number of Patents and Trademarks Owned

Good Manufacturing Process (GMP)

Manufacturing Flow Chart:

All of our Fruit Advantage products follow a specific manufacturing procedure. This is outlined in our manufacturing flow chart (MFC). Click on the MFC button to view our manufacturing flow chart. Our manufacturing flow chart is best viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer. 

    Raw Material Testing:

    All raw materials used by Fruit Advantage are given stringent internal specifications, both physical and chemical, and are rigorously tested to insure that they meet those specifications before they are released and allowed to be used in any production or manufacturing process.

    All of the suppliers of our fruit-based capsules have also passed a Supplier Qualification Program.

    This is a system designed to verify the quality and integrity of the final product. This assists us to further assure the raw ingredients used in manufacturing our products are from trusted sources that also believe in providing the highest quality products.

      Analytical Laboratory:

      Fruit Advantage utilizes a third-party analytical laboratory as well as a third-party microbiological laboratory. The laboratories we utilize employ various testing equipment such as:

      ICP-AES (Inductively Coupled Plasma- Atomic Emission Spectroscopy) for use of testing compositional mineral quantities within our products with accuracy to PPM levels.

      ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma- Mass Spectroscopy) analyzers for use of testing compositional heavy metal quantities with accuracy up to PPB levels.

      HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) which has many uses some of which are testing the organic acids in some of our products.

      In addition, many other methods are utilized to assist our ability to provide the highest quality of products to our customers.

        Quality Audits

        Conducting quality audits, whether required by law or not, is by far the best way for a company to ensure that its quality systems and/or the quality systems of its suppliers are adequate and effective. Therefore, Fruit Advantage has considered it necessary for the manufacturing facilities utilized to manufacture our fruit-capsules to be audited at least once per year by Shuster Laboratories for compliance with GMP Manufacturing Practices for Nutritional Supplements.

        Shuster provides a broad range of product testing, product development and quality assurance services to manufacturers, retailers and ingredient suppliers of foods, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, personal care products and household chemical specialties.

        This gives our customers confidence in the extent of the quality control program and in our commitment to continual improvement. This enables us to deliver the highest quality products to our customers

          Quality Assurance

          We assure quality by:

            • Quarantining all incoming raw materials immediately upon receipt
            • Ensuring all raw material meet quality specifications.
            • Analyzing raw materials before releasing them to production, testing for heavy metals, microbes, purity, and potency.
            • Conducting in-process inspections throughout manufacturing, monitoring fill-weight, hardness, thickness, disintegration and friability.
            • Retaining bottled samples of each production batch by Q.A./Q.C. for future reference
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            Kosher, Organic and Halal

            When stated, our Fruit Advantage products are Kosher, Organic and Halal.