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01

Management of Sub Committee responsible for the Quality Assurance Program (CQUAL) composed by interdependent levels of documentation, integrating the following:

  • Operational Procedures Manual
  • Production Routine (Work Instructions - IT's)
  • Quality Records
  • TNCMC (Non-conformities Treatment and Continuous Improvement)
  • Programs of Internal and External Audits
  • Technical Specifications (TEC SPEC's) related to the good practices of production
02

Control of project and elaboration of a final product, involving:

  • Executions of project changes placed by latest scientific researches, including the following steps and criteria:
    • Elaboration (coverage and innovation);
    • Synergy of components;
    • Scientific merit of idea;
    • Dosages;
    • Application of academic research most recent information;
    • Source of raw material;
    • Effectiveness (clinical studies when available);
    • Quality, cleanness and integrity of components;
    • Production approach (extraction process of active ingredients) and safety.
  • Verification project changes;
  • Coherence assessment between conception and detail of new elaboration;
  • Validation (comparison between conception and expected results).
03

Selection, assessment and suppliers license of raw material and single ingredients as one of the acquisition process steps, including:

  • Identification, traceability of raw material;
  • Handling ;
  • Storage;
  • Transportation of the supplier to the plant;
  • on-site transportation , and
  • Protection of purity guarantee.
04

Issuance of non-conformities reports every time it is noticed that there are deviations in the specified conditions through:

  • Internal Audits;
  • Everyday inspections;
  • Tests;
  • Tests for purity, impurity and protection;
  • Visit to areas, and
  • Critical analysis.
05

Management, implantation, operation and maintenance of On-Site analytical laboratory (LAN) according to the regulation 150 17025, implementing the following actions:

  • Validate analytical approach in different levels, including regulatory validation ,standardized validation, multi laboratory validation, single laboratory validation (specificity-linearity – accuracy- reference band-precision- detection limits – strength) and research and development validation;

  • List the approaches of test and assessment criteria that allow to verify that the final product has ingredients listed in the label (quantitative and qualitative);

  • Make sure the that final product is free of amounts of contaminant  including tests for verification of transfer and cross contamination;

  • Take from time to time new analytical approaches for validation and analysis of ingredients in which there are not validated approaches yet, and Implement continuously laboratory good practices.
06

Issuance of Materials

Issuance of education material composed of technical documents, technical reports, safety analysis of single ingredients, integrative protocols of the use of final products and technical specification (TEC SPEC's).

 

07

Performance as communication channel among:

  • Suppliers of ingredients and raw material;
  • Owners of sales places (store and compounding pharmacy services);
  • Professional class (doctors, dieticians, physical educators);
  • Users (hospitals, practices);
  • Research laboratories (universities)
  • Regulatory agencies and
  • Final consumer.

 

01

Operational Procedures

Every process is standardized by Standard Operational Procedures from raw material receiving to the final product.

Vitafor has programs of monitoring, records, corrective actions and constant application of check-lists to ensure the total quality and effectiveness of the products. Quality is the selection of the best suppliers from national and international market.  As soon as the raw material is received, it is verified and only after the approval by the quality control laboratory (VLabor) it is sent to the production process. In this stage of the process there is also monitoring to ensure that all the equipment is clean for the processing of raw material and the production process is done, the final product goes through a last evaluation to make sure that the product is within the standards of the company quality.

The manufacture good practices (BPF) are a set of measurements that must be used by the food industry to ensure the health quality and the compliance of the food products with the technical regulations. 

02

The standards operational procedures and manufacture good practices aim to guarantee:

  • 01 Drinking water;
  • 02 Cleaning of contact surfaces with the product ;
  • 03 Prevention of crossed contamination;
  • 04 Workers personal care;
  • 05 Protection against product contamination;
  • 06 Workers heath;
  • 07 Integrated pest control;
  • 08 Cleaning of facilities, equipment, furniture and tools;
  • 09 Preventive maintenance and equipment calibration;
  • 10 Selection of raw material, ingredients and packages;
  • 11 Monitoring and application of corrective actions;
  • 12 Records of monitoring documents and corrective actions;
  • 13 Standardization and quality of all manufactured products.

Our goal is to make sure that all the procedures follow the international standardization and guarantee the effectiveness of the whole manufacture process as they establish requirements that help in the improvement of internal processes, workers qualification, monitoring of work place, verification of clients, workers and suppliers satisfaction, in continuous improvement process of the quality management system.

01

Analytical laboratory

Quality, efficiency and transparency. It was with this objective that we implemented our modern quality control laboratory and development of new products, Vlabor. Featuring all the necessary equipment to perform the tests required by the most stringent global quality controls, we also have the expertise and equipment to develop new products based on medical knowledge, physiological, nutritional, and more recent scholars.

02

Product analysis

All new batches of raw material are individually received by Vitafor and retested for evaluation of quality after transportation. In this way we ensure that the product received came with the same quality indicated by the producer analysis report. After the final product, another test is performed, but now the final compound, namely, after all of the raw materials have been mixed constituting the final product, perform a new test, Lot. In addition to the testing of all products and ingredients, it is also done in containers, sachets and capsules. Thus we guarantee that the customer will receive a healthy product, insurance and re-tested thoroughly.

03

Physicochemical analysis

  • Humidity;
  • Turbidity;
  • Granulometry;
  • Solubility;
  • Viscosity;
  • PH;
  • Visual macroscopic;
  • Toughness;
  • Visual microscopic;
  • Content (protein, fiber, etc.);
  • Protocols for the detection of different substances (spectrophotometry);
  • Disintegration;
  • Fibrilidade (drop test);
  • Fogging cold and / or heated
04

Organoleptic tests

Odor / taste / palatability

The Vlabor also has a modern microbiology department applied where, in addition to performing all microbiological tests required for quality control has the ability to promote several specific tests relating to bacteriology and mycology. These include:

05

Microbiological tests

  • Competition between different probiotics;
  • Specific inhibition;
  • Production of bacteriocins;
  • Antibiotics ingredients;
  • bacterial growth curve;
  • Calculation of generation time;
  • Production peroxides;
  • Transformation
06

Microbiological tests

  • Viable counts (CFU);
  • Resistance to bile;
  • Resistance gastrin;
  • Total coliforms;
  • exogenous contaminants;
  • Identification

The Vlabor microbiology laboratory has the ability to study new microbiological compositions ensuring safety and quality to consumers in addition to having enough technology to develop new pre-scheduling products.

07

Desenvolvimento de novos produtos

Além da realização de todos os testes necessários para garantir a melhor qualidade possível para nossos produtos, o Vlabor realiza também o desenvolvimento de novas composições que depois de exaustivos e repetidos testes envolvendo todos os departamentos científicos, resulta em um novo produto com a marca registrada Vitafor; qualidade, eficiência e transparência.

01

IFOS

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The International Standards Program of Oil Fish (IFOS) is the only program of third test and products certification with omega from fish.

IFOS sets the gold standard in the oil fish industry of safety, purity and quality.

Unique characteristics:

  • The products are analyzed with the highest standard of industry for contaminant, stability and capacity.
  • It provides Consumer Reports for download, free for the consumers to access the IFOS site. Consumer reports have detailed results for all the categories of test by batch.
  • Each single batch number tested is shown, clarifying any consumer´s doubt and informing that the product is certified by IFOS.

IFOS is exclusively focused on products with omega-3 of fish oil. IFOS has experience with fish oil and tests in the supplement chain and is dedicated to suit the industry and consumers.

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02

IKOS

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IKOS is an international seal that guarantees the quality of Krill oil. The seal checks if the product is exactly what the label says about amount of EPA and DHA and guarantees the safety about environment contamination according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the World Health Organization (WHO). They are fundamental for the inclusion in IKOS site.

IKOS program certifies the products for:

  • The amount of omega -3;
  • Amount of astaxanthin ;
  • Cleanness and safety;
  • Stability;
  • Heavy metals and mercury

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01

Responsabilidad Social

In order to foster the development of healthy communities and human wellbeing Vitafor contributes to the promotion of events and courses related to health area to provide more information to people concerned about their health.  We keep yearly a program to support poor children through non-profit Brazilian institutions.

02

Sustainability

Vitafor works for the sustainable development of society and involves sustainability in its operations. The company generates little waste and nontoxic. All the packages used in the manufacture of products are recycled which benefits the environment.