Did you know traceability is the key to guaranteed quality control? This is why Bio-gen and Nutralliance live and breathe traceability every day. It starts simply with a non-GMO marigold seed. Along with every other seed, this one is inspected and certified to assure quality. Thus begins the process of traceability.
In order to establish expectations, we select marigold growers by a detailed qualification process. A quality-control team of farm techs advises and manages each local grower to ensure our distinguished requirements and best practices are met.
Our seed needs just the right nutrient-rich soil and clean water to thrive, so Bio-gen’s quest for superior standards extends to continuous soil testing and irrigation monitoring.
Strategically planted in healthy, fertilized soil, that little seed is nurtured by sunshine and clean irrigation to grow into a beautiful marigold flower. The growing season, typically from June to late September, is a coordinated effort of local growers and farm-tech advisors.
During harvest time, fields of brilliantly colored marigolds lure the eyes, while their sharp and pungent aroma fills the air. When the marigolds are at their peak size, about three times per growing season, their flowers are plucked. These harvests provide the natural materials that form the most exquisite, highest-quality lutein, Lute-gen.
Did you know our trusted Seed-to-Drum program makes it possible for us to trace each finished lot back to its region, time of harvest, and even the exact acres used?
At every stage of processing—from planting and harvesting, drying and fermentation, to pelletizing and extracting oleoresin, then formulating that oleoresin to purified lutein material in Bio-gen’s state-of-the-art facility—regular critical checks are made. Soil quality, irrigation systems, manufacturing temperatures, moisture content, production procedures, ingredient integrity, and even packaging are continuously overseen.
We have intentionally built in multiple monitoring methods because they are an essential part of our manufacturing process that enables us to ensure the distinct excellence and superiority of Bio-gen’s lutein. Our constant checks and oversight assure you get a product with integrity each and every time.
We even go so far as to send additional lutein samples to a third-party testing lab in the United States for further validation. While we wait for these results, each lot of lutein is quarantined.
This means our finished lutein, formulated into the exact desired percentage you need, will always meet your regulatory requirements and the high quality expected by your customers.
Why is this important?
It’s simple: RELATIONSHIPS. Bio-gen and Nutralliance are dedicated to environmentally and socially responsible farming and to the growers themselves. Our vested interest in the individual growers, their families, and their communities encourages them to have a vested interest in maintaining our specifications and standards. Our partnership also demonstrates how combining these forms of responsible farming and maintaining relationships can turn a simple non-GMO marigold seed into Lute-gen.
Our relationship with you is just as important as our relationship with our growers.
Our relationship with you is just as important as your relationships with your own clients.
Imagine being able to offer the highest-quality lutein that is also affordable to so many of your current and future clients. Who would have thought that little marigold seed might provide you the opportunity to increase your profits, offer you greater ROI, or even gain more market shares? We did.
Lute-gen is the smart choice.
For more information about Nutralliance, Lute-gen and our other exceptional ingredients, visit http://www.nutralliance.com or call us at 714.694.1400