Field to Finish
Our commitment begins in the growing fields, working hands-on with the farmers. We're tenaciously committed to what we do, staying involved at every step along the way—in some cases, starting even before a single seed is planted.
Our global quality team conducts intensive training in the fields, product processing, and advancement within global food associations and government administrations specific to our industry and ingredients.
This commitment to quality is carried through to processing, shipping, storing, and delivering the most flavorful dehydrated ingredients. We're constantly monitoring the manufacturing of Silva ingredients with a continuous flow of information back and forth throughout our supply chain. From planting to processing, we can react quickly to manage risks and ensure that proper controls are in place.
Meet Our Quality Team
Quality Beyond Assurance
Quality is the foundation for all we do. Ensuring premium ingredients begins with our work first through our partner raw material facilities. Here we have a unique relationship that ensures quality control, managed costs, and fresh, high quality material. From planting to harvest, our team of quality control experts carefully monitor all agriculture procedures—including pesticide application, weed control, fertilizer, and mechanized cultivation to meet our strict requirements.
Over and over, we make improvements and initiate new quality control procedures as new risks unfold. Silva is uniquely structured in order to bring a high level of quality control, both within the growing of the crops and into the manufacturing of these ingredients.
In adherence to the highest quality standards, all Silva International brand ingredients are certified Kosher and are HACCP, GMP, FDA, USDA compliant. Regular quality audits are conducted throughout the year and include FSSC 22000 audit inspections. These tight controls ensure consistency of quality, food-safe ingredients that meet our high-quality standards.
All of the ingredients we produce are put through a thorough testing process to ensure the quality of the ingredients we supply. *Other specialized testing is performed as applicable.
Standard Product Testing
- Aerobic Plate Count
- Yeast and Mold
- Pesticide Residue
- Heavy Metals
- Sieve Analysis
- Bulk Density/Bulk Index
- Defect Analysis
- Adulteration Analysis
Silva International is Proud to be Affiliated With the Following Associations
Pet Food Institute
Institute of Food Technologists
American Spice Trade Association
European Spice Association
International Dairy Deli Bakery Association
Non GMO Project Verified
OK Kosher Certification
Quality Assurance International Certified Organic