Uncompromised Superior Quality It is our commitment that products from Great Lakes Gelatin are of the best and safest gelatins in the industry. We are always monitoring the safety and quality of our products. Each batch of gelatin is tested to evaluate its various characteristics. Official methods of testing have been developed by the Gelatin Manufacturers Institute. The procedures used are variations of those outlined in Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) “Methods of Analysis” and United States Pharmacopoeia/ BAM (Bacteriological Analytical Manual). Gelatin is tested for purity, color, taste and odor for those who take it medicinally. Pasture Raised Grass-Fed Cattle Great Lakes Gelatin shares the concerns that many of our customers have about animal welfare and the quality of the grazing conditions for cattle. We believe cattle should be raised in a natural environment. Our bovine collagens and gelatins are made from the hides of cattle from our associated partners in Argentina and Brazil. The cattle are pasture raised and grass-fed in Argentina and Brazil and beef hides are the only product used to manufacture gelatin in these countries. Ranchers in Argentina and Brazil have traditionally raised cattle in herds that graze freely on natural grasslands. We visit the region regularly and have observed first-hand, that this is the case. Great Lakes Gelatin has a long history with our foreign partners and we only do business with sources that we trust are adhering to the principles of animal welfare and are grazing herds in the traditional manner. These countries have the same type of rigorous tests and inspections as the United States. Gelatin is the most multi-functional ingredient in food, pharmaceutical health, nutrition and photographic industries. gelatin is a food ingredient from natural origin that offers a clean label and versatility that makes it irreplaceable in many applications.