The Aurora, IL-based company state-of-the-art microblending plant can be used to meet all manner of different production requirements, said the company. It can apply liquid components such us honey and MCT oil homogenously to powders in quantities from 0.01% to 60% of the formulation.
Microcomponents such as flavors and emulsifiers are distributed very finely with a blending precision of 1:100,000. In this way it is possible, for example, to add probiotics, vitamins and minerals to foods, but larger amounts of fats and highly viscous liquids such as lecithin can be fed in, too.
In addition, the new pilot plant serves as an aid to developing new products or optimizing continuous quality monitoring of the production process.
“One of our outstanding strengths is our flexibility and strong R&D background in the group,” said Jan Thoele, Executive Vice President of SternMaid America. “We are able to carry out all manner of different orders quickly and simply, ensuring extremely close adherence to the formulation, process safety and gentle handling of the products. Our customers decide individually which services they wish to use, depending on their needs.”
SternMaid America is certified for the manufacture of organic products, and its food safety management system is certified according to FSSC 22000 and benchmarked to SQF Level 3.