Livestock deserve the best feed ingredients. As a key part of your livelihood, you want them to eat food that is not only highly nutritional but also guaranteed safe for consumption. With the increasing amount of chemicals and pollutants entering global water supplies and arable soil, finding a pure and reliable resource for your feed ingredients is a difficult prospect. However, finding the right supplier can simplify your search.
As part of the Acadian Seaplants Ltd. family, we pride ourselves in creating high-quality feed ingredients producers can give to their animals without a second thought. If you’re interested in our products, here is an inside glimpse of how our animal feed processing methods provide you with a better class of kelp meal for livestock.
Start with Pure Coastal Waters
Our quality starts at the source: the seaweed itself. Across our harvesting locations, we monitor the seaweed stock to ensure Ascophyllum nodosum remains healthy as do the local ecosystems. As part of our holistic approach, we hand-harvest seaweed shoots, removing them from well above the holdfast base with care to preserve the purity and consistency of our raw material and ensure the plant still has a base from which to grow. Consequently, only the best specimens make it through the next step of the process.
Maintain Quality through Our Manufacturing
Once the seaweed is brought to our facilities, our Harvesters visually audit each batch of seaweed to remove any organic material that fails to live up to our Acadian Kelp standards. This also removes any debris or other undesirable matter from what’s delivered to our facilities.
At the same time, we establish traceability to follow the flow of different seaweed from different destinations through production, processing and distribution processes. At any point in the seaweed’s journey, we can pinpoint potential contamination and prevent any exposed products from reaching the general public.
Acadian Seaplants Ltd. has designed animal feed processing methods that live up to quality certifications not only in North America but in Ireland, Scotland, India and other parts of the world. For our customers in the United States and Canada, our Acadian Kelp™ products offer:
- FeedAssure® HACCP – This is one of the highest feed safety management certifications in Canada. To remain FeedAssure® compliant, Acadian Kelp™ must submit to annual manufacturing audits by an independent, internationally recognized organization.
- SafeFeed SafeFood – For almost 20 years ago, this voluntary certification has shown which manufacturers can maximize food and feed safety by exceeding regulatory standards in the U.S. and Canada.
- ISO 22000:2005 – Organizations in the food chain that achieve this standard demonstrate their ability to control food safety hazards to ensure that food is safe at the time of consumption.
- PAS 222 – Both the manufacturing processes and the animal feed products themselves need to exceed standards if they are going to be compliant with this prerequisite program. Acadian Kelp™ adheres on both fronts.
Using Our GQS Structure
With best-in-class quality experts, we appraise the materials entering our facility and ensure they live up to the regulatory and safety standards of their destination and intended consumers. We adopt lessons learned by peers in the industry and even Fortune 500s, creating manufacturing practices that minimize risks and increase the safety of our products. Plus, we’re always improving, so you know the first Acadian Kelp™ product you buy will be just as good as the tenth or ten-thousandth.
Want to learn more about our animal feed processing methods? Reach out to the Acadian Kelp™ team to ask further questions about the sustainable practices that keep our food pure.