headline - November, 2017

How can the industry guarantee that plasma used in Europe is safe?

The highest industry standards applied in all our facilities allows us to provide the highest-quality product to the feed and farm community and to prevent the spread of possible diseases. 

Animal proteins products are prepared in strictly controlled and hygienic processes that meet food and feed grade specifications to ensure they are pure and safe. 
EAPA Members are ISO 9001 and/or GMP certified and manufacturing standards ensure that plasma and haemoglobin are collected in a hygienic manner, in a closed system. Blood is collected only from healthy animals fit for slaughter for human consumption in inspected slaughter houses. During collection blood is immediately pumped through a closed system to a separate processing area. 

Plasma processing plants in Europe are either food or feed approved and are periodically inspected by an official veterinarian from the Public Health Department and an EU official veterinarian.

  • The first step in processing is separation by centrifugation into cells and plasma.
  • The plasma fraction is subjected to filtration and evaporation.
  • Plasma is sprayed into a sterile chamber at 200 ºC or above to produce dried plasma.
  • The dried powder is taken out and packed when the temperature comes down to around 80–90ºC, still within sterile conditions.

Moreover we have numerous control check and monitoring systems that allow us to guarantee that our products are safe.

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