Frunutta: Lab Testing & State of The Art Facility

 

 In 2017, Frunutta’s accomplished doctor-scientist team united around a common goal: innovating a simple solution for the millions of people who cannot take or absorb regular vitamins. After working at the forefront of modern science, Frunutta officially launched its clean line of highly absorbable sublingual vitamins. Since coming to market in 2018, our research team has expanded to include multiple renowned medical doctors who drive our mission forward through ongoing innovation.

FRUNUTTA CORE VALUES

With a founding team who knows first-hand what it is like to watch someone you love struggle with a vitamin deficiency, Frunutta sets itself apart with an honest mission in an increasingly disingenuous market. We believe in doing good, rather than just looking good. That is why Frunutta was built on a steadfast set of core values that set the standard for everything we do as a company: innovation, purity, and simplicity.

Today our Dissolvable Vitamin Tablets quickly dissolve under your tongue and we feel are the perfect solution for anyone who wants a clean, easy, fast, and efficient way to take their dietary supplements.

It is Frunutta’s mission to build on its legacy of innovation by providing the world with nutritionally enhanced products that support an energetic and healthy lifestyle. However, we want our customers to know exactly how these amazing products are produced and how rigorous the testing and quality control is at our facility.

State-Of-The-Art Manufacturing Facilities

Frunutta’s main NSF cGMP certified facility is based in Los Angeles, California. NSF International was founded in 1944 and at its core value is to provide the public with level of quality assurance that is of the highest standard in the world. NSF has offices in USA, England, Canada, China, Belgium, Egypt, Mexico, etc. and it stands across the globe for the highest level of quality standard. All manufacturing activities at Frunutta are carried out at this NSF certified state-of-the-art facility, from raw ingredients to bottling and packaging.

From the moment you enter our facility you immediately notice the emphasis placed on automation.

From lights that come on as you near an area and can detect you from 30 feet away to a finger scanner that confirms employee identities. It is a superbly clean state of the art facility that has fans specifically designed (Big Ass Fan) with computer-controlled automation to keep the storage areas at a cool set temperature without any wastage of electricity.

We manufacture more than 20 different Micro Quick Absorb® Instant Dissolve Tablets and continue to add to our line of supplements, vitamins, and minerals. The supplements are mixed from raw ingredients, per individual formulations, and compiled by Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) trained staff with adherence to purity and high standards set by the Food and Drug Branch of the California Department of Public Health and FDA. All ingredients first enter the facility and are held in quarantine until third party testing, see below, has confirmed their purity and quality. All bottles, caps, desiccants must be certified for quality by a third-party laboratory and must be tested again for seal failures by our own quality control department. Any failures equal rejection of the entire batch or line.

Quality from start to finish

All mixtures are done in clean rooms with automated blenders that are cleaned after each mixture and must pass rigorous quality inspection prior to repeat blending. Subsequently, all products are filled and packaged in strict accordance with cGMP. Our air conditioning units are more expensive and at a higher quality rating than the ones found in some operating rooms. This is to keep our tablet production clean, safe and meet the standards held by NSF level certification, which means quality that our customers can trust.

After tablet production is performed then quality control only keeps 80% of the best quality tablets and crushes the undesirable tablets and safely disposes of the trash. Now testing is again performed to assure that the remaining top-quality accepted tablets contain what we claim and nothing more. Once testing is concluded, and results meet our quality standards then tablets are transferred in air-free vacuum seals to our automated bottling line. 

The bottling line contains a vacuum suction system across the entire line not to allow powder from the tablets to enter the bottling line. A sorter assures all bottles enter the line in an organized manner and avoids back up of the line. LASER counters count tablets at bottling and place 2% extra tablets in each bottle to assure that our customers receive the total claimed tablet amount even if a tablet has been crushed during the bottling process. The LASER counter is at the edge of the industry counters and is needed since our tablets are much smaller than typical industry standard vitamin tablet sizes.  The bottles undergo magnetic testing prior to cap placement by automated magnet machines after desiccant and cotton have been added to assure no metals have been introduced during the bottling of the product.

We use only high-quality desiccant to assure long term stability while product is on shelf. One must always keep their desiccant in their bottle to avoid moisture exposure to the tablets before or after opening. In each bottle a natural form of organic cotton is added to assure no powdering of tablets or destruction of tablets during transport of the product. You are more than welcome to discard the natural organic cotton in each bottle after opening.

After the bottle line enters the capping and sealing process the automated labels are placed and the bottle is etched with a LASER with its best buy date and lot number to be able to track the batch anywhere in the world. The bottles then enter the cartoner which is an amazing, automated machine that takes the bottle and delivers a boxed product.

At this point the final product is sent again for one final testing.

Quality Management Systems

The organizational structure of the quality assurance system is based upon the implementation of cGMP. The Quality Control function is to ensure that the entire finished product is as defined above. On the other hand, the Quality Assurance function is to ensure that all raw ingredients comply with their individual specifications.

We undertake and carry out microbial, heavy metals, Gluten, GMO, assay, purity analysis, active ingredients analysis, and any other necessary tests on both raw ingredients and finished products to ensure that all products are of a high quality and in strict accordance with United States of America Food and Drug Administration legislation and guidelines.

Testing & Analysis

Frunutta vitamins test both raw materials and finished products with external, approved laboratories. The start of any process starts with raw materials and to assure quality is kept we must assure that the starting materials meet our high standards. A certificate of analysis is obtained from the ingredient seller which must include batch weight, coloring, IR spectrum, odor, density, particle size, heavy metal test, melting point, microbial free testing, loss on drying at the minimum. Now this Certificate of Analysis may be acceptable to other companies but not to Frunutta. We now start our own testing. Testing of both raw materials and finished products are performed with external, approved laboratories. These laboratories are carefully selected, they must be ISO/IEC 17025 accredited, and comply with the most rigid industry standards to ensure the proficiency of data.

ISO/IEC 17025 provides an objective third-party assessment of the managerial and technical competence of testing laboratories, and assures the "precision, accuracy and traceability" of analytical results. Also, they must participate in many external proficiency programs, both voluntary and regulatory mandated, to include those run by AOAC, AACC, AOCS, BIPEA, LGC, etc.

This is to ensure the products are as per the formulation and specifications, and do not exceed the microbial limits.

Frunutta is aware of impurity as a health risk to consumers. Therefore, on top of the regular testing, we routinely have external audits carried out, and audits by State and Federal authorities are carried out biannually and on demand.

All in all, we are confident that our strict adherence to the defined manufacturing processes and quality control, independent microbial and purity analysis, help ensure that all Frunutta’s products are within US guidelines and standards, adherent to the purity of the finished goods that we promise.

Have More Questions for Frunutta?

 Frunutta is a transparent manufacturer with a devotion to quality and wishes to always be available to our consumers regarding any questions or comments.  Which is why we try to be transparent in everything we do and available to our customers. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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