A quality tallow product with specific technical requirements. Firstly it must contain low or minimal free fatty acids (FFA), which requires a quick turnaround in processing. In providing this, in turn it means we don’t have to process the tallow as much to get our finished product. We also receive Halal-grade product which is a second technical requirement. This is quite important to us as it opens up a lot of export markets for our finished products.
Alongside this we require a high level of supplier commitment when it comes to traceability, and tailored delivery requirements.
A premium technical tallow product supplied as an ingredient by Taranaki Bio-Extracts.
There’s quite a bit of co-ordination that goes on for our distribution needs and it’s managed really well. We’re co-ordinating between 5-7 truckloads of product a week into site from the west coast across to the east coast, totalling 6000 – 7000 tonnes p/a. This is done in a dedicated food-grade tanker which TBE organise.
For tallow products in New Zealand there’s a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) requirement to trace them via e-Cert. Taranaki Bio Extracts manage all of that too, meeting this vital traceability requirement for us.
A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME:
Tallow is a key component that goes into a lot of our finished products – Taranaki Bio Extracts’ tallow provides a very unique, high-quality ingredient for our range – it’s certainly a selling point when we’re using it in the local market as it creates a superior pastry to the alternative of palm oil.
For 20 years we’ve been satisfied with their high-grade technical tallow and we’re proud to see it reflect in the quality of our own product range.
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