Idaho Milk Products has a fully staffed Quality Assurance Department with full-service chemical and microbiological laboratories on site.
Quality assurance begins on the production floor where critical operating parameters—including temperatures, valve settings, motor and pump speeds, pressure and back-pressure, etc.—are constantly monitored and recorded. Further analytical tests on products in process are performed by operations employees using FTIR and near infra-red analytical equipment in each of the control rooms in the plant.
Samples are taken at each step of the process to allow further testing in the Quality Assurance Laboratories—for both in-process and finished goods. All of the major parameters such as protein, fat, and carbohydrate levels are measured using state-of-the-art analytical equipment and trusted wet chemistry procedures. Food safety and quality monitoring is performed continuously throughout the plant, ranging from foreign matter control and environmental pathogen detection, to incoming material inspections and material identity preservation.
Microbiological analysis is performed on site with the exception of pathogen analysis, which is sent to ISO 17025-certified outside laboratories. All finished product is placed on hold, unavailable to ship, until Quality Control has released each lot separately and provided a Certificate of Analysis.
All of our products are FDA Grade A, rBST-free, OU Kosher, IFANCA Halal, and EU certified.