Bixa Operations

The Company maintains a large raw material godown where raw Bixa is stored awaiting processing. The bags are tagged according to source and supplier.

Bixin content, Aflotoxin, moisture content and physical checks are carried out at this stage for the incoming raw material.

The raw materials are then transferred to production in batches of 10 bags. Daily extraction capacity on a 24 hr shift is 150 bags - 12 tons of Annatto seeds.

Our processing operation is mainly for production of Norbixin powder the water soluble annatto extract. This is through the aqueous alkaline extraction, acidification to precipitate the Norbixin.

The production system is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 22000:2005 certified. Other local requirements are also met to ensure that our products meet both local and international standards for food and food products.

College of Biological and Physical Sciences School of Biological Sciences