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POS Bio-Sciences Batavia plant obtains Silliker Certification

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

In today’s global marketplace, consumers demand assurances they are purchasing safe and quality products. Wanting the same assurances, a growing numbers of retailers and manufacturers require suppliers to demonstrate their commitment to safe and quality products through global certification schemes that are benchmarked and recognized. Silliker Certification is one such accreditation, and POS is proud to announce our Batavia plant has obtained this certification.

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Grace Varga rejoins the POS Bio-Science Team

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

OS Bio-Science is proud to announce Grace Varga’s return to the POS team. Grace has 25 years of experience in quality assurance. Her rigorous attention to detail, unwavering focus on attaining the highest quality processes and products, and drive to ensure operations run effectively and efficiently make Grace an invaluable addition to the POS management team. She is also a natural leader, and a dedicated, driven profession who ensures projects are executed safely and with well-disciplined efficiency. Grace came to POS Bio-Sciences in 2011 as Manager of Quality, Safety and Regulatory Affairs....

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The work we do at POS is important to industry and to the world

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

1. What do you do at POS Bio-Sciences? I am a Project Engineer at POS. I work on projects for external clients as well as completing internal capital improvement projects. 2. Why do you do what you do?  The work we do at POS is important to industry and to the world. It gives great satisfaction being able to contribute something to society through the work we do daily at POS.  POS also provides endless opportunities for professional development, learning, and self-improvement. 3. What made you decide to become an owner at POS? It makes sense to have some ownership in the work you are doing....

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POS Bio-Sciences technology update

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

Process for producing Omega-3 enriched marine oils – this uses short path distillation – the technology can be scaled to commercial production at our facility in Batavia. Preparation of stable oil-water micro-emulsions.  These emulsions can be used as base ingredients for food and beverage applications. Non-solvent, aqueous extraction of oils from microalgae. In-situ extraction that allows for the removal of oil without the use of hexane.  The resulting de-oiled meal is also higher in protein value.  Process development and product characterization for a canola lecithin product. Engineering...

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POS brings more to the table

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

Revised fiber prices – new instrumentation allows POS Bio-Sciences to offer more competitive prices on fiber methods. Contact us for details.    Protein functionality testing – this increases POS Bio-Sciences protein capabilities and allows clients to compare the functional properties of their protein, such as foaming, emulsification, solubility, water and oil holding capacities against industrial standards – for example, in Soy protein. Contact us to learn more.    POS Bio-Sciences has developed a procedure to methylate oil without destroying the hydroxy fatty acids (HFAs).  This...

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The POS Way: A LEAN Report

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

The core idea of Lean is to provide perfect value to the customer through processes that have zero waste.   Eliminating waste along entire value streams creates processes that need less human effort, less space, less capital, and less time to make products and services at far less costs and with much fewer defects, compared with traditional business systems. During the transition from a government funded organization to an employee owned company, we quickly realized that we had to find a way to achieve operational excellence.  The principles of Lean Manufacturing seemed to fit in well with...

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