How Spirulina is Quality Controlled?
Our California grown spirulina powder is manufactured in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) promulgated under the United States Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and applicable California statutes and regulations. These laws assure that the facilities, methods, practices, and controls used in the manufacture, processing, packing, or holding of food products are in conformance with or are operated in conformity with Good Manufacturing Practices to assure that the food products are safe for consumption and have been prepared, packed, and held under sanitary conditions.
The Earthrise Farm has its own state-of-the art laboratory that conducts scores of important quality control tests both on the live Spirulina in cultivation as well as the final product. Each lot of product produced daily undergoes testing and verification before it is released for sale. The shipment of the product is accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis that states the identity, potency, and safety of the product.
Pesticide Free Spirulina
Earthrise Nutritionals has never used pesticides or herbicides and our spirulina has been additionally tested for residual environmental residues since 1993. Independent lab tests have not detected any of over 66 possible contaminant residues. We believe this extra level of assurance is important to quality-conscious natural food customers.
Algal Toxin Safety Research
Because of concern about toxic blue-algae growing in lakes, Earthrise developed a program to assure these toxic algae are not present in spirulina ponds. First, daily microscopic examinations of the living culture are conducted. Second, in cooperation with university researchers, farm scientists have developed immunoassay and enzyme inhibition bio-assay methods to detect nano gram levels of toxins. Very few laboratories in the world are capable of such analysis. The safety of spirulina means continuous research and standardized testing.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.