Calibration standards, performance audits, and FDA's never-ending safety, labeling, and inspection requirements are just tip of iceberg when it comes to dealing with increasingly stringent quality control standards of beverage industry. As these quality standards become stricter, beverage producers are increasingly called upon to get products to market faster using fewer resources, while simultaneously managing ingredient quality, and ultimately, risk.
Mix rigorous regulations and mounting market challenges with exploding competition and opportunity for enormous economic reward, and it becomes obvious that products must be perfect first time around to fulfill production requirements, comply with distribution standards, and ultimately provide each consumer with exact same exceptional product every time.
All of which makes quality control more necessary than ever.
Quality Assurance in beverage industry starts by ensuring that top quality gases are used to perform carbonation process and continues through bottling and distributing process with a high-tech quality control examination.
On top of list of gases regulated in world of drink is carbon dioxide (CO2), one of main components of many of beverages produced today, including soda, beer, sparkling water, and sports drinks. CO2 has also become a major constituent of orange juice through supercritical CO2 processing during pasteurization and has even entered world of dairy with addition of "Refreshing Power Milk," a new carbonated milk hybrid, to refreshments market.
Leading beverage manufacturers in this $700 billion industry are taking critical step to ensure purity of beverage-grade CO2 by using analytical support gases and quality assurance services. Since ensuring purity of CO2 is such a crucial factor in beverage production process, choosing a specialty gas company to provide purification, calibration, and cross-reference services for your products should be a priority.
Keep in mind that specialty gas companies outside of beverage industry hold a uniquely favorable position as authoritative and neutral third-party qualifiers. These companies provide experience in developing trace contaminant calibration standards as well as independence from supply and certification of beverage grade CO2, which helps to ensure unbiased statistical and graphical reporting.
Regardless of industry from which service company originates, it is vital that it provides specialized service in CO2 industry and adheres to industry standards on commercial quality with regard to CO2.
Some more guidelines to consider when choosing a Quality Control Specialty Gas Service: