Our Commitment to
Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the quality of the
nutritional products they are taking. At Fruit Advantage, we take every
step possible to ensure we deliver the purest and highest quality product
manufacturing process and raw ingredient production of our fruit capsules
incorporates a proprietary process we call FruiTraction. To achieve this
FruiTraction process, millions of dollars has been invested in analytical
testing equipment, personnel and procedures to ensure the quality and
safety of our products.
employees of the FruiTraction process have spent hundreds of hours each
year in quality and safety training to ensure our unfailing commitment to
materials received for use in our manufacturing processes are quarantined
until they have been evaluated by the Quality Assurance staff to ensure
the identity and safety of the product.
Typical tests conducted include active ingredient content, heavy metal
content and microbiological safety.
addition, our third-party partner has established a complete set of
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPíS) which are strictly followed to
ensure that you receive a consistent product from order to order. These
SOPíS are an essential part of our commitment to following current Good
Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), so you can use Fruit Advantage products
with confidence. To ensure compliance with cGMP, personal undergoes an
annual cGMP compliance audit by an independent auditing agency to verify
that the process we use is in strict compliance with cGMPís.
finished product is thoroughly tested to ensure compliance with active
ingredient, heavy metal and microbiological specifications.
All of our Fruit Advantage
products follow a specific manufacturing procedure. This is outlined in
our manufacturing flow chart (MFC). Click on the MFC button to view our
manufacturing flow chart.
raw materials used by Fruit Advantage are given stringent internal
specifications, both physical and chemical, and are rigorously tested to
insure that they meet those specifications before they are released and
allowed to be used in any production or manufacturing process.
of the suppliers of our fruit-based capsules have also passed a Supplier
Qualification Program. This is a system designed to verify the quality and
integrity of the final product. This assists us to further assure the raw
ingredients used in manufacturing our products are from trusted sources
that also believe in providing the highest quality products.
Third Party Testing
All of our Fruit Advantage products are tested by a third-party. This
allows a complete unbiased quality control of the final product and raw
stated, our Fruit Advantage products are Kosher.
Fruit Advantage utilizes a third-party analytical laboratory as well as a
third-party microbiological laboratory. The laboratories we utilize employ
various testing equipment such as:
(Inductively Coupled Plasma- Atomic Emission Spectroscopy) for use of
testing compositional mineral quantities within our products with accuracy
to PPM levels.
(Inductively Coupled Plasma- Mass Spectroscopy) analyzers for use of
testing compositional heavy metal quantities with accuracy up to PPB
(High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) which has many uses some of which
are testing the organic acids in some of our products.
addition, many other methods are utilized to assist our ability to provide
the highest quality of products to our customers.
Conducting quality audits, whether required by law or not, is by far the
best way for a company to ensure that its quality systems and/or the
quality systems of its suppliers are adequate and effective. Therefore,
Fruit Advantage has considered it necessary for the manufacturing
facilities utilized to manufacture our fruit-capsules to be audited at
least once per year by Shuster Laboratories for compliance with GMP
Manufacturing Practices for Nutritional Supplements.
Shuster provides a broad range of product testing, product development and
quality assurance services to manufacturers, retailers and ingredient
suppliers of foods, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, personal
care products and household chemical specialties.
gives our customers confidence in the extent of the quality control
program and in our commitment to continual improvement. This enables us to
deliver the highest quality products to our customers.
incoming raw materials immediately upon receipt
Ensuring all raw
material meet quality specifications.
materials before releasing them to production, testing for heavy
metals, microbes, purity, and potency.
inspections throughout manufacturing, monitoring fill-weight,
hardness, thickness, disintegration and friability.
samples of each production batch by Q.A./Q.C. for future reference