Co-products from the EU starch industry are to be considered as products on their own rights and not as waste!
The manufacture of these co-products is a part of our production process in its own rights. These co-products are manufactured with the same philosophy as for the other products, i.e. :
- In specific dedicated equipments (dryers, press, silos, loading facilities, …)
- Undergoing specific analysis programmes to guarantee their composition (within specifications) and quality.
- As for other production steps, the production of these co-products is fully documented, with risk assessment.
- In all cases, starch companies apply « guarantee feed sanitary safety » (Hygiene through Good Hygiene Practices and HACCP programmes).
See a presentation on the EU starch industry by-products here
September 1, 2006