MediKane’s audit systems cover the suppliers manufacturing processes, worker safety and product safety.
The underlying philosophy is prevention through an auditing programme. This programme includes day-to-day monitoring and sampling from the manufacturing line as well as the equipment sanitisation processes. Raw material agricultural lots are selected based on the highest level of natural farming techniques available in the region. Before product enters the facility, it will already have undergone independent laboratory analysis at NATA accredited laboratories to ensure chemical residue, agricultural pest and heavy metals levels are in line with Food Standards Australia requirements. At critical stages of production, in-house quality assurance tests are conducted for product consistency (particle size), colour, organoleptic properties, carbohydrate content, moisture content, microbiological loads and absence of allergens. These methods follow Australian laboratory standardised methods in line with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) requirements as closely as possible.
The final quality control stage involves post-production analysis related to product consistency and reference samples being sent to an independent NATA accredited laboratory for analysis to confirm that the product is safe, adheres to all food safety, regulatory requirements and allows completion of a NutriKane D Certificate of Analysis.
Certificates of Analysis (CoA) and Certificates of Conformation (CoC) are supplied with each batch. MediKane’s other raw materials suppliers provide CoA’s or CoC’s with their products.
All packaging partners hold accreditations in line with Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), the NSW Food Authority and Hazards Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) certificates.