Physical property testing of our products is done at our laboratory in Tucson, Arizona by technicians with years of experience. All of our testing procedures are standardized and recorded so that they can be easily duplicated in your laboratories. Where they exist, our testing conforms to USP and Codex specifications.
Independent Laboratory Testing
All of our products are tested for strict adherence to microbiological standards before they are released for sale. We utilize the services of outside independent laboratories to assure you that our results are fair and unbiased. We only use laboratories, such as Silliker Labs and Analytical Food Laboratories that are certified and whose results are accepted by every major food and pharmaceutical company.
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Certificates of Analysis
For every product that leaves our warehouse, there is a certificate of analysis available. This certificate includes both our physical testing (to make sure that variables such as granulation, viscosity and pH are within the range of specification), and microbiological results as determined by an independent testing laboratory to assure that the product is safe and pure. Some companies require that a Certificate of Analysis be provided before shipment and some require it with shipping. Others require that we keep it on file. Let us know your preference so that we can accommodate your request.
Gum Technology has a HACCP program in place and we vigorously maintain the HACCP concept.
Every product has a MSDS sheet specifying all safety and handling requirements.
Country or Origin Letter
There is a country of origin letter available for all product sold by Gum Technology. Gum Technology Stabilizer blends can contain ingredients from more than one country of origin and this will be noted.
Letter of Guarantee
Gum Technology will provide you with a Letter of Guarantee specifying the product’s approval from the FDA or Code of Federal Regulations; guaranteeing conformance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Food Additives Amendment.
Gum Technology maintains control over the possible contact of our products with most common allergens as required by our customers. We can provide a letter stating which, if any, allergens our products may contain or with which our products might have had contact.
The nutritional profile for all of our products is available upon request.
Most of our products are designated with a 24 month best by date from the date of manufacture. This date is noted on the label of every carton sold. Please note that the best by date is a suggestion; product will most likely be usable after that date if it was stored correctly. However, testing is recommended after the best by date to validate that it is still within specifications is suggested.
Gum Technology can provide certification that our products are free of Genetically Modified Organisms.
Gum Technology maintains a recall program as specified by the FDA and the Bioterrorism Act. All of our products and all of their components are traceable from origin through distribution. A plan to contact anyone who is storing, or has purchased those items is in place. If you have changed your contact details for this type of emergency, please notify us.
All of Gum Technology’s products are labeled to conform to all appropriate standards including ingredient statement, net weight statement, country of origin, lot number, etc.
Third Party Audit
Our processing facilitiy is audited by AIB International.
Click here to contact the Quality Control Department or call Toll Free at 1.800.369.GUMS (4867).