- Skyherb Applies GFSI-Recognized SQF
- As part of its certification program, Skyherb started the application process for SQF in April, 2015.
The safety?quality?food (SQF) Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification. SQF is the only scheme to integrate a quality component as well as food safety.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an industry-driven initiative providing thought leadership and guidance on food safety management systems necessary for safety along the supply chain. This work is accomplished through collaboration between the world's leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as international organisations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry.
Today’s customers expect more from their retailers and food service providers, who in turn expect more from their suppliers. In response to this, Skyherb applied the SQF certification to provide verifiable proof that robust food safety control systems have been effectively implemented. " Over the past few years, a large amount of investment has been used to meet increasing food safety demands,” said Shao Yundong, the president of Skyherb. Up to now, Skyherb has passed the first audit and expect to receive the second one in early June.
- Organic Products Featured at Vitafoods 2015
- May, Geneva, Switzerland, Skyherb - For the last several years, Skyherb has been regularly attended the reckoned largest and hugely visited shows all over the world. This year, Skyherb officially introduced its Organic certified products at the Vitafoods, to the food ingredient industry.
Organic products have generated a lot of interest these years, and the marketplace is estimated to keep a growing demand. To meet the market needs, a large amount of investment has been used to develop organic series products. Since its first organic product in 2012, Skyherb has gained organic certification for 17 plant extracts, including some of the popular ingredients like Green Tea Extract, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Ginseng Extract, Grape Seed Extract, and Rodiola Extract. Skyherb is one of the few extract manufacturers in China acquired the certificate, and this permission enables Skyherb to pave the way entering the global market, and to earn edges compared with other players.
- QS Certified Ingredients Featured at FIC 2015
- April, Shanghai, Skyherb - Skyherb attended the FIC exhibition in Shanghai in April, 2015.
This exhibition has been proven to be very fruitful. In the show, Skyherb extended the recognition of its QS certified ingredients, which is well-known and popular-used in the Chinese market.
QS, quality safe, is a?Chinese?quality and safety system for food, beverages and other products. Introduced in 2003, it is managed by the?General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine(AQSIQ), and is the China’s equivalent of US’ GRAS. The license is required for many product categories if they are both manufactured and sold in China. Since its first QS product in 2011, Skyherb has gained QS certification for over 60 plant extracts, including some of the popular ingredients like Green Tea Extract, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Ginseng Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Acerola Cherry Extract, Soybean Extract, and Goji Extract. Skyherb is one of the few extract manufacturers in China acquired the certificate, and this permission enables Skyherb to pave the way entering the vast beverage market, and to earn edges compared with other players. After several major localization projects with its overseas customers, Skyherb has also gained significant experience in introducing foreign health food and conventional food into China.
- Coffee Antioxidants: From Bean to Brew
- Stable radicals are generated for coffee beans through roasting by non-enzymatic browning. It has further been suggested that roasting coffee beans has increased antioxidant capacity of coffee brews. Herein, Australian researchers from the Monash University and the University of Melbourne have tracked the anti-radical and antioxidant properties of coffee from bean to brew. Using nucleus paramagnetic inflection spectroscopy, several changes were seen to a placement of class when a belligerent beans were aged for one month in a representation tube. The results of their in vitro study suggested that during roasting a different class of stable radical species called Maillard reaction products (MRP) were formed. These MRP are the replacement of the antioxidants like chlorogenic acids found naturally in the green coffee beans. The study confirmed that in vitro low molecular weight phenolic compounds dominated the antiradical activity of brewed coffee. Read more...
- Grape Seed and Apple Derived Proprietary Ingredients Showcased at Engredea
- March 6-8, 2015 Anaheim Skyherb has introduced two of its proprietary products to the market : Champagne-origin grape seed extract, and apple-derived phloretin. Champagne is known worldwide for its grape cultivation. With this quality raw material, Skyherb’s grape seed extract features high content oligmeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) , which is the key component directly related to its efficacy. Also to accommodate the growing demand for natural flavor modifier in health supplement formulation, phloretin makes it possible to maintain a pleasant taste while keeping product at a low calorie level. Phloretin could be an excellent flavor modifier with low intrinsic taste for masking bitterness and enhancing sweetness. For more information, you are welcome to contact: email@example.com
- Skyherb Is Seeking A Seat at APHA Trustees to Represent Chinese Manufacturers
- March 5, 2015 Skyherb presented itself at AHPA's annual member meeting in Anaheim to seek a seat at AHPA Board of Trustees. It is Skyherb’s debut as an Active Member in good standing on such occasion. Skyherb’s overseas manager attended the meeting in person and solicit vote. Committed to promoting quality Chinese herbal extracts to the American herbal community, Skyherb is willing to work on a stronger collaborative relationship by shouldering more responsibilities
- R&D Takes on Pesticide Residue in Ginseng Extract
- As a widely–used health ingredient, Panax ginseng is used for improving thinking, concentration, memory and work efficiency, physical stamina, and athletic endurance. Globally, China is the largest exporter of Asian ginseng extract. Pesticide is commonly used in the ginseng plantations in North China, therefore the pesticide residue has become a major obstacle for US customers when importing the material from China, due to the strict regulations FDA imposes. Skyherb has been working with Zhejiang Institute for Food and Drug Control (ZIFDC) for over 2 years to launch a ginseng extract with low pesticide residue, in compliance with FDA requirement. The new ginseng extract has already been officially introduced to US market.
- QS Ingredients Pave the Way Into Chinese Market
- QS certification is a?Chinese?quality and safety system for food, beverages and other products. Introduced in 2003, it is managed by the?General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine(AQSIQ). The license is required for many product categories if they are both manufactured and sold in China.
Since its first QS product in 2011, Skyherb has gained QS certification for over 60 plant extracts, including some of the popular ingredients like Green Tea Extract, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Ginseng Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Acerola Cherry Extract, Soybean Extract, and Goji Extract. After several major localization projects with its overseas customers, Skyherb has gained significant experience in introducing foreign health food and conventional food into China.
The blossom of the dietary supplement market is inextricably linked with the population and economic growth and policy change in China. With a large population, even only 20% of them take the dietary supplement, the total number can match that of US. The increase of aging population will furthermore contribute to the dietary supplement market. In addition, with the economic development, the total health care expense and its GDP percentage increase as well. Consumers become willing to buy dietary supplement as living standards rose. Along with this is the sales of Health Food changed from the licesing approval to non-licensing approval in Feb. 2014. In Jun. 2014, the Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised Draft) was published. Now this law is soliciting public opinion, and the final draft has not been decided. But what is predicable is that China's dietary supplement market will become more open for foreign investors in future. If the Health Food approval certification is no longer required, the QS certification becomes the only key certification for the dietary supplements be produced and sold in the Chinese market, based on the Article 29, Food Safety Law.