Pictured from left to right: Amanda Lu (CCGB), Ashley Sanks (Cott), Heather Granato (Informa), Jack Wang (IO), Ryan Deakin (Innophos), Simon Zhang (IO), Bill Bookout (NASC), Steven Cherecwich (Shaklee), Sherry Wang (IO), Chaimran Lu (CCGB), CCGB Employee, Peggy Jackson (IO), Michael Rosenberg (Promotion in Motion), Bhavna Ramani (Promotion in Motion), Leon Nguyen (Now Foods), Basant Dwivedi (Promotion in Motion), Jason Pontes (Cott), Lily (CCGB), Ashwin Advani (ADH), Alicia Luo (IO), Vicky (CCGB), Jane Gui (IO) 

ingredientsonline.com continues to strive for complete transparency with new and exciting endeavors. This is why recently we embarked on the Technology and Transparency China Tour with participants from Cott Beverage Solutions, Informa, Innophos Nutrition, NASC, Shaklee, Promotion in Motion, Now Foods and ADH Health. What better way to showcase our factory-direct partners' manufacturing and QC processes than with a comprehensive tour of five factories including: Chenguang Biotech Group, Zhengzhou Tuoyang, Shandong Jingcheng Bio-Pharma, Jiangyin Huachang and Hunan Huikang Pharma.

As we start our first day of factory tours, everyone was eager to see Chenguang Biotech Group (CCGB) (pictured above) and learn more about their botanical ingredients. The factory was amazing; VERY big with so many manufacturing and extraction lines. Their QC department was outstanding with top of the line equipment and everything very well organized. The CCGB team and Chairman Lu hosted a wonderful dinner that everyone enjoyed.

Along with being members of the UNPA, CCGB is certified by CNAS, ISO9001, ISO22000, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, KOSHER, HALAL, FAMI-QS, CMS, and is U.S. FDA registered (pictured left).

CCGB not only produces natural plant extracts from fully sustainable supply chains, but also build their own machinery and equipment. This advanced innovation and technology has enabled them to run extremely efficiently.

In addition, they also have five divisions and 22 subsidiaries in China, India and Zambia and are securing a facility in Northern California to manufacture U.S. made products with U.S. grown ingredients.

Day two had the ingredientsonline.com Technology and Transparency U.S. to China Factory Tour visit Zhengzhou Tuoyang Industrial Co.'s Ascorbic Acid facility. This facility has been operating for over 30 years and still has an output of quality ingredients that have been tested by third party U.S. accredited labs producing 100,000,000 metric tons annually. Along with Ascorbic Acid, Tuoyang also specializes in D-Ribose, Sodium Erythorbate and Erythorbic Acid.

After a full facility tour and factory presentaion, the Tuoyang leadership team later hosted the U.S. delegation to a very productive business meeting (pictured right) followed by a traditional Chinese dinner which contributed to building strong and lasting relationships complete with factory transparency. It is these close relationships that continue to allow ingredientsonline.com to stand out in the nutritional ingredients industry. Bringing this level of transparency to our customers is vital and so far it has been a monumental success in China connecting factories with the customers that will be purchasing their ingredients.


The third stop on our tour was Shandong Jincheng Bio-pharmaceutical (pictured left). This factory was immaculate! From the moment we arrived on the campus you could see that quality is number one in everything they do. Members of the U.S. delegation gowned-up to go inside the production process and see first-hand how Glutathione is manufactured from start to finish. Their products are manufactured by microbial fermentation technology and advanced biological extraction and purification technology.

Stop number four was Jiangyin Huachang Food Additive Co. This woman-owned factory was very well organized and highly efficient. With production 24/7 and an annual output of 10,000 MT, they’re producing Taurine for leading global brands. We arrived here on a national holiday and they welcomed us with great hospitality into their 27,000 square foot GMP facility using advanced “Ethylene Oxide Method” technologies.

Finally, our last factory tour brought us to Xinhui Zhiyao (pictured below) who are producing both nutritional and pharmaceutical products and ingredients. Xinhui has a unique value-added ingredient and proprietary production process for their mushroom based ingredient Lion's Mane. They farm the substrates in China and ship those to their U.S. factory as the starting materials along with the mushroom. They also have a plant in Conway, Ark. where they produce the same exact strains of Lion's Mane as they do in their plant in China and welcome all ingredientsonline.com registered members to tour their Arkansas facility.

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