Herbs Village give more emphasis on checking the quality of natural
herbs, extracts, essential oil to ensure the supply of only high quality
product in the market. Once a product has been produced, it undergoes a
series of tests to assure consistency, quality and potency. The
finished product is audited by inspector for bulk weight, liquid volume,
plate count, bottle sealing and legible lot number, sample are then
given to the Quality assurance labs, so that scientists can complete
testing according to finished product specification.
Once the products quality processes have been completed and passed the
inspection QA it will launched into themarket. The batch record and a
sample of the finished product are retained for future reference. If a
customer has a question about a product QA it can be refered to the
retention sample of that lot.
The following list shows a few of the tests we conduct in our premises as well as in association with the other laboratories :-
Ash Testing – is simply a measure of the mineral
content. The higher the ash count, the more minerals are present in the
flour. To calculate ash count, the miller puts a sample into a container
(called an ash muffle), and incinerates it in a very hot oven to burn
off all the organic material, until all that remains is the mineral
residue. This residue (or ash) is then weighed in relation to the
original sample weight to calculate the ash count for that sample. Ash
testing originated is a means of measuring the quality of the milling
Finished Product Auditing – Once a product has
been produced, each lot is statistically sampled and finally the product
is audited by Quality assurance inspectors for bulk weight, Liquid
volume bottle count, Bottle sealing and legible lot number samples are
then given to QA labs so that scientists can complete testing according
to finished product specifications.
Microbiological Testing – Herbs Village ensures
the quality and purity of their herbs and natural herbs supplements by
utilizing an instrument called a bactometer. It detects the growth of an
organism by the change of electronic signal passed through the
E.coli Testing – The danger of the E.coli bacteria
are well known. In large enough quantities, these bacteria can be
fatal. Herbs Village test sometimes raw material for the presence of
E.coli using specially designed E.coli plate that contain an indicator
that turn the bacteria blue. This allows for visual identification of
the bacteria and of course rejection of that particular lot of raw
material in necessary.
Salmonella Testing – Herbs Village test for
Salmonella Sp. in herb raw material and product using what is called a
1-2 test. This test allows us to obtain what is called result much more
quickly than standard culture method.
Mold And Yeast Testing – Herbs Village regularly
perform yeast and mold count using the bactometer. Its special module
contain the element a mold or yeast would need to sustain life if it
were present when the organism grows, it is detected on the bactometer.
High Performance Liquid Chromatography –
This extremely sensitive computerized tool allow Herbs Village to
analyze the ingredient in the mixture. Herbs Village sometimes use HPLC
to examine the purity and potency of raw materials mostly in
economically feasible raw materials.
Gas Chromatography (GC) -By using GC Herbs Village
can separate complete mixture of compound into individual component. A
sample of a mixture is placed in the GC machine where it is heated and
become gas. As the gas travels through a tube in the machine the
individual element in the mixture separate and attach a special coating
in the tube. These separated elements enter a detection unit called a