Contract Manufacturing Service

SternMaid America is a Chicago-area contract manufacturer. At their ultra-modern Illinois plant they offer ingredients expertise, advanced toll blending, flexible packing, warehousing and shipping for powdered foods and supplements. They"re certified to manufacture Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher and Halal foods and supplements.

Clients of Sternmaid America benefit from their connection to the Stern-Technology Center near Hamburg, Germany. Developed as a food innovation incubator, the 6,500 square foot center is fitted with modern laboratories and the latest equipment to enhance new product research and support contract manufacturing.

SternMaid America"s Illinois plant is one of the most modern of its kind. They"re nimble enough to meet tight timelines, with the highest quality standards:

• Brand new 30,000sf facility (400,000sf expansion space)

• Pharma Grade Quality / Hygiene Standards

• Part of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe based in Germany

• Group turnover $464 Mio. in 2016

• 1300+ employees worldwide

Regulatory services

Label and shipping regulations are highly complex. They vary from product to product and country to country. For your products to reach their markets, compliance is essential.

SternMaid America can help you save costs and avoid mistakes with our detailed knowledge of label and shipping regulations.

They offer:

• Best practice recommendations based on our international trade expertise

• Advice on regulatory requirement details for your products

• Assistance in getting products registered in the United States and abroad

• Support for procuring export permits, Certificates of Free Sale and International Trade Certificates

Quality control

Today"s safety requirements in the food and supplement industry are stricter than ever, and for good reason. Quality is what matters most to your consumers. We know that our reputation and yours is based on 100 percent compliance. At SternMaid America, they blend, pack and store your powdered products to pharmaceutical grade quality and hygiene standards.

Quality credentials

• Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) certified by NSF International

• FDA registered for food additives and dietary food supplements

• FSSC 22000 certification by LRQA (fully GFSI recognised / equal to SQF Level 3)

• Operating under a tightly-managed Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system

• Certified Organic for processing and packaging by Quality Assurance International (QAI)

• Certified to process and package Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher and Halal on a product-by-product basis

With premium analytical equipment and professional quality management, they test and control every step of the way. You benefit from unbroken documentation, complete traceability of ingredients, and peace of mind.

SternMaid – At a glance

SternMaid America, based in Aurora, Illinois, and SternMaid in Germany are members of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, one of the world"s most successful companies in the field of food and feed ingredients.

Since its establishment in 1996, SternMaid Germany has taken its place among Europe"s leading contract manufacturers. With its US location, the group is continuing the SternMaid success story.

The Aurora plant is one of the most modern of its kind and offers comprehensive, customised contract manufacturing services in the compounding and co-packing of powdered substances. The 30,000 sq ft facility has a blending capacity of about 4,000 tonnes annually.

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