Production & Quality

About us

Our advantages are a wide product range in grains (corn, wheat, barley, sunflower seeds, rapeseed, soybean, linseed, and rye) and vegetable oil (unrefined cold-pressed sunflower oil, 100% sunflower oil refined bleached deodorized and frozen out “Р grade” and frying sunflower oil), enhanced process technology, and reasonable pricing accompanied by perfect quality.

We are growing, storing, and processing in Ukrainian facilities and delivering from our warehouses in Ukraine and Poland. All trade operations are done via European offices.

Four reasons to join the Mercaltos

Simple and safe orders from the trading office and warehouse in Poland

Enhanced product technology and reasonable pricing accompanied by perfect quality

A responsive team with operational, technical and marketing support

Oilseeds processing

The process starts with the incoming control of sunflower seeds at our laboratory. In the elevator, we separate (clean) seeds from various impurities. We call the next stage – seed hulling it separate the seeds from the shells to get sunflower meal. Then sunflower seeds are roasted at a temperature of 100 - 110° С.

This technology allows the most effective squeezing of the pressed oil. One of the most responsible processes is pressing when we get unrefined cold-pressed sunflower oil and sunflower oil cake used for further extraction. Before the oil is refined, we have sunflower oil cake extraction and filtration of all fractions of pressed oil which allows us to further clean oil from seed particles and other small fractions.

Refining, deodorization, and winterizing

The oil goes through five technology department stages:
1. Water hydration, separations, and vacuum-dried
2. Acid hydration, and alkaline neutralization
3. Color removal process in which color-coding substances are removed from unrefined oil
4. Winterization (or dewaxing) of the sunflower oil
5. Refining and deodorization. It allows getting high-quality oil practically without smell and color due to the purification of unrefined cold-pressed sunflower oil from various impurities of pigments and waxy substances.

Bottling process

The bottling and packing department includes equipment for producing PET containers from 0.5L to 10L using automatic blow molding machines. Then formed bottles go to the filling line.

Filled bottles go to the line of packing, capping, labeling, date stamping, and then packed into the boxes. To cover our customer's needs from different markets, we use flexible bottling lines with a large production capacity and adaptive bottle design. Therefore, we can adapt to any packaging and labeling of our customer request. We upgrade the retail sunflower oil business for our customers to have advantages over local competitors in pricing, bottle engraving, and design.

Quality Control

We conduct a quality control process at all production stages, including the revision of the raw material and laboratory tests at all the intermediate and final stages of production.

All these steps help us guarantee the quality of oil meets international standards.

Certificates

ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System

SGS testing, inspection, and certification

IFS Food – International Featured Standards Certification

Our sunflower oils are halal certified

FSSC 22000 is the Food Safety System Certification

Our sunflower oils products are kosher certified

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