At Delacon, quality comes first

 
At Delacon, quality is always first throughout the company. Our process is seamless, from introducing new technologies, to our highly-skilled staff who regularly attend training sessions, to strict control mechanisms in every step of the production process.
 

Quality management by using scientific methods and state-of-the-art concepts

 

Plant-derived active substances are known to vary enormously across geographic regions, seasons, and parts of plants used. 

 

Delacon applied decades of experience in botanical quality control to deliver a consistent content on the key botanical active substances so that every lot of our products delivers consistent efficacy in terms of feed utilization and animal performance.

Standardized quality in animal nutrtion

© Delacon: Ensuring a standardized quality in animal nutrition

 
 

We are aware that the quality of our finished products is strictly linked to the quality of used raw materials. Thus, one of our key methods is the detection of the total essential oil content of raw materials, for all incoming and outgoing materials by steam distillation. Active substances of essential oils in raw materials and finished products are quantified by gas chromatography (GC) coupled with a flame ionization detector. Lead substances in the finished products are detectable in all feed concentrations by GC-MS (mass spectrometry) methodology and allow quality control in the ready mixed feed.


Another key technology to keep up with our high quality standard is the patented, heat-resistant microencapsulation process, preventing evaporation of volatile active substances and thus allow their targeted time of release in the gastrointestinal tract of the animal.

Following the guidelines of different certifications

 

For Delacon, the implementation of an integrated high level quality management is a matter of course and is seen as a prerequisite to interact with our partners. Within our cross quality network, we strictly follow the guidelines of Quality and Safety System for Specialty Feed Ingredients (FAMI-QS), and ISO 9001:2015, which involves all organizational levels and activities of company.

Standardized quality of phytogenics

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Our entire production process is governed by HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point) principles. The HACCP system is part of our quality and feed management standards (ISO 9001 and FAMI-QS) and meets the demands of the EU council regulation (EC) No 183/2005 ‘Feed hygiene’. It is based on a systematic hazard analysis and risk assessment of potential physical, chemical or microbiological risks associated with each process step or raw material entering the manufacturing process.

 

Different certifications prove high quality standards


  • ISO 9001: the primary focus of quality management is to meet customer requirements and to strive to exceed customer expectations.

  • FAMI-QS: quality and safety system for specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures

  • HACCP: preventive system to avoid risks and to assure safety for feed and food

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