Farm-to-table (or farm-to-fork) refers to the stages of the production of food: harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sales and consumption. (Wikipedia) This simple definition is the core of Traceability: to be able to follow and unbroken paper-chain through every stage of production of a product from its origin to the end user. This process is enshrined in law adn gMP_SOPs and is a core component of the ISIA ethos. In other words, what you see on the label is a true and accurate description and its entire manufacturing history is open to audit by both government agencies and customers.
Traceability of serum origin throughout the supply chain has become essential for all global GMP applications. In line with our policy on standardization, we have identified the minimum standard documentation that is required for this purpose, and this is outlined in the document linked below. In future, you should be able to request the following documents from your ISIA member supplier.
This certificate describes the location where the animal was killed, or in the case of donor animals, where the blood was collected. This definition may be narrowed in the future. According to the ISIA Traceability Program, Certificates of Origin or Analysis must reflect all origins present (if in fact a mixture of sources exists) and also reflect the precentages of each. ISIA strongly discourages the use of mixtures of sources except in specific instances such as Central American serum.
ISIA also discourages the use of misnomers in sourcing nomenclature. We recognize that there is no such thing as "USDA Grade", "EU" Approves or "EU Grade", but understand that the customer is used to this terminology and that it will take intensive efort to eliminatie these descriptions.
The following ISIA Member companies have been auditied by an independent auditor according to the ISIA Traceability Audit Checklist and found to comply in all respects with its requirements. They are entitled to use the ISIA Quality Seal on their marketing material, during the period that their certification remains current.
Abattoir Basics Company
Animal Technologies Inc.
Biomin Biotechnologia LTDA
Central Biomedia Inc
Gibco by Thermo Fisher Scientific
River City Biologicals - recently Re-Certified !!
Rocky Mountain Biologicals
Vacca Biologics LLC - recently Re-Certified !!