WHY WE STAND OUT
Product Quality: Manufacture of product to meet the Quality Specifications: Peak Starch Content of cassava within 10-12 Months are accepted at Factory Gate processing within 24 hours is ensured to maintain the freshness with the state of the art equipment for the processes involved which include; Cleaning, Crushing, Extraction, Drying and Packaging stages to produce our natural and native starch. No chemicals are added to enhance whiteness and no preservatives, for food grade, hygienically clean, no specks, practically free from foreign and extraneous matter, free of flavours and odours, safe and suitable for human consumption. We ensure that there is Quality in every Starch granule produced by our motivated workforce.
Freshness of Cassava: The raw material are sourced within 50km radius. The raw material are transported to the factory and processed within 24hours, this accounts for the quality of our starch
Starch Content: New varieties with high starch content are constantly being introduced and adopted by our farmers. The farmers that had between 19-22% of starch content at inception now have an average of between 28-30% due to the introduction of new varieties and the training on good agricultural practices.
Product Tracking and Packaging: Our High Quality Cassava Starch is packaged in Food grade material (sack) which will safeguard the hygienic, physical, nutritional and organoleptic qualities of the product when stored in cool dry place in warehouse or in transit.
We have a traceable Database that tracks the movement of Raw Materials from the different Farmers, varieties and harvest dates, geographical locations, through our factory gate, to the Production floor and Packaging to the End-user. We monitor these closely in order to maintain and enhance our high standards.
The net weight of each bag is 50KG with Batch number, Manufacture Date and Expiry Date boldly printed. All these make traceability easy for our customers.
Yield: Farmers had between 10-12 ton/hectares before the inception of PIL out-grower programme but now it is between 15-18 tons per hectare. PIL sells at a price that competes with the International price because of this synergy.
Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Certification: For our good manufacturing practice, health and safety compliance, we have recently been awarded (SON Mandatory Conformity Assessment Certification Programme (MANCAP: NIS 386:2004, Certificate No. 001773) according to the requirements of the Nigerian Industrial Standard.
Critical Quality Attributes (CQA’s): We ensure that Physical, Chemical, Biological, or Microbiological property or characteristic that should be within an appropriate limit, range, or distribution to produce the desired product quality during production batches have the same or surpass the Approved Industrial Standards and manufacturing process (Equipment, Process and Controls)