How does the processing in Ingredia work?

ESSENS Colostrum does not undergo pasteurization.
After transportation to the manufacturer, all containers are brought to room temperature and each individually subjected to chemical analysis
– Content of protein is determined, which also verifies that it is a first yield.
– Any potential inhibitions (residues of antibiotics in the case of any treated cows) are identified and if the analysis is positive (in the case of ESSENS colostrum, tolerance is zero), the container is not released for further processing.
– Then pH is measured
– Microbiology is next tested where microbiological parameters are evaluated (total count of microorganisms, yeast and molds, Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli and coliform germs) + analysis (dried matter, total protein, lactose, fat and IgG content). What is decisive for consumers is the value of immunoglobulin G (IgG). With ESSENS Colostrum it cannot be less than 41%.
– Then the content of containers, that met strict control, is mixed together.
– After this microfiltration follows (duplication of check-up), which is a perfect, yet gentle process of removing contaminants (pathogens) while maintaining all the valuable components of colostrum. The principle of microfiltration is that the molecules of contaminants have a greater volume, and are thus captured by filtration. Based on the same fact excess fat molecules are also captured (defatting process).
– The next step is drying by spraying, ending with colostrum in a powder state is collected in a collection container.
– Then homogenization follows, which is the mixing together of several production batches (approximately three-day production).