The high-heat pasteurization and drying processes used by many producers of colostrum powders can denature the sensitive PRPs and IgG proteins in colostrum. APS uses only low-heat flash pasteurization and low-heat indirect drying to preserve the efficacy and bioactivity of the colostrum. APS BioGroup's processing plant has a special High Temperature Short Time (HTST) pasteurizer which meets all USDA Pasteurization Milk Ordinance (PMO) requirements. Using flash pasteurization (161º F or 72º C for 15 seconds) all potentially harmful pathogens are removed, while immunoglobulins and other biologically important proteins retain their bioactivity.
Similar to high-heat processing, high-pressure processing of colostrum will denature proteins and reduce the bioactivity of the finished product. APS powders are consistently processed at lower pressures (often less than 10% of those used by other manufacturers).
APS colostrum is spray dried using indirect steam and with low pressure and temperatures (less than 145°F or 63º C) to produce a high quality powder while protecting the colostral proteins. Toxic nitrogen oxydes components produced in direct fired dryers used by other manufacturers are not produced in APS BioGroup's indirect steam dryer.
Certified Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) are rigorously followed by APS BioGroup. We have over 300 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that control all aspects of the production process. Every step of manufacturing, material handling, finished goods release, line clearance, employee training and certified Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) are documented. Thirty-two cameras show every movement in the factory. Remote access allows APS Senior Managers to consistently monitor all manufacturing process variables. The APS BioGroup facility is inspected annually by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by Kosher and Halal inspectors.
Each product batch is analyzed prior to shipment to assure its quality, efficacy, and safety. In order to ensure consistent high quality in every batch, analysis is also conducted during each step of the production process using equipment such as APS's in-house High-Performance Liquid Chromatography units. Learn more about APS BioGroup's colostrum quality assurance.
APS BioGroup uses its dedicated colostrum production facility exclusively to produce its high-grade colostrum products. Since no other products are made in this facility, the risk of cross-contamination from non-colostrum products during the manufacturing process is eliminated. APS has in-house technology for instantization, and agglomeration of colostrum powders. Non-GMO phospholipids are used to instantize colostrum powders.
Granulation and agglomeration ensures consistent particle size and allows the colostrum to more readily dissolve in liquids, which makes it more appropriate for encapsulations, tableting, and for mixing into infant milk formulas, milk products, beverages, ice cream, or cosmetics.