Food Safety & Quality

Quality Control

Elite is committed to providing safe, pure and wholesome products that meet the high expectations of our customers and regulatory agencies.  The experienced and dedicated members of the Quality Control Department work to provide in-depth analyses and testing of our products before, during and after the manufacturing processes.  As required, the Quality Control Department oversees additional specialized testing through our in-house laboratories and through outside third-party laboratories.  This ensures that our customers receive a consistent, high-quality and compliant product. 
These evaluations and analyses can include:

  • Flavor
  • Volatile Oils
  • Fixed Oil
  • Surface Color
  • Extractable Color
  • Pungency
  • Moisture
  • Salt
  • Bulk Index
  • Macroscopic Examination
  • In-house Microbial Testing
    • Plate Count
    • Yeast & Mold
  • Outside Laboratory Testing
    • Pathogens & other organisms
In conjunction with the Technical Services, Quality Control designs and administers other quality control programs including:
  • GAPs
  • GMPs
  • Allergen Control
  • Traceability
  • 3rd Party Audits
  • Customer Audits