QUALITY CONTROL

All products are manufactured according to international G.M.P. production standards. (G.M.P.=Good Manufacturing Practice).
When purchasing its raw materials , Petherbs complies fully with the international CITES regulation. These are regulations about the protection of endangered species of wild fauna and flora, issued by the Washington Convention.

The raw materials are purchased from specialist herb growers . They need to meet with the highest quality standards.

For this, the raw materials are subjected to a very strict inspection:

For every raw material a certificate of analysis is made. On this all technical data are recorded, like:

Batch number, product name, botanical name, manufacturing date, complete physical control, complete chemical quality control and complete microbiological quality control.

With this the raw materials profusely meet the standard of the "National Nutrition Foods Association".

CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS
Product and Batch Information
Product Name:
Astragalus Root
Country of Origin:
P.R. China
Botanic name:
Astragalus membranaceus
Plant Part:
Root (Dried, 100% Natural)
Active Ingredient:
Polysacchrides
Batch:
ARE40-090421
Manufacture Date:
May 19, 2016.
Analysis Date:
May 19, 2016.
Analysis:
500 kg
Report Date:
May 19, 2016.
Analysis
Specification
Result
Test Method
Physical Control
Identification
Positive
Conforms
TLC
Conforms
/
Appearance
Fine powder
Complies
Visual
Color
Brownish Yellow
Complies
Visual
Odor
Characteristic
Complies
Organoleptic
Taste
Characteristic
Conforms
Organoleptic
Sieve Analysis
100% pass 80 mesh
Complies
80 Mesh Screen
Loss on Drying
5% Max
3,22%
5g/ 105°C/ 5 hrs
Solubility
Conforms
Visual
Ash
5% Max
3,46%
2g/ 525°C/ 5 hrs
Chemical Control
Sulphate
0,5% Max
Complies
2g/ 525°C/ 5 hrs
Insolubles in Ethanol
10ppm Max
3,9 ppm
Ethanol Resides
0,2% Max
Complies
Arsenic (As)
NMT 2 ppm
Conforms
Atomic Absorption
Cadmium (Cd)
NMT 1 ppm
Conforms
Atomic Absorption
Lead (Pb)
NMT 1 ppm
Conforms
Atomic Absorption
Chlorate (Cl)
NMT 1 ppm
Conforms
Atomic Absorption
Phosphate Organics
NMT 1 ppm
Conforms
Gas Chromatography
Heavy Metals
10 ppm Max
Complies
Atomic Absorption
Pesticides Residues
NMT 1 ppm
Conforms
Gas Chromatography
Sterilisation Method
High Temperature & High Pressure for short time(5"- 10")(Free from Gamma Irradiation).
GMO Status
GMO Free
Conforms
Microbiological Control
Total Plate Count
1000 cfu/ g Max
40 cfu/ g
P.aeruginosa
Absent
O.K.
S.aureus
Absent
O.K.
Salmonella
Absent
O.K.
Yeast & Mold
50 cfu/ g Max
12 cfu/ g
E.Coli
Negative
Negative
Aristolochic acid
Absent
O.K.
PAHS
Absent
O.K.
Staphylococcus
Negative
Conforms
Clostridium spp
Negative
Negative
Aflatoxins
NMT 0,2 ppb
Absent
HPLC
Packing and Storage
Packing
Pack in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside.
Storage
Store in well-closed container away from moisture.
Shelf life
3 years if sealed and store away from direct sun light.
Expiration Date
May, 2019.
This C of A format refer to 1999 National Nutrition Foods Association -- USA