Quality and safety are top priority

Collagen peptides are a healthy and safe ingredient. European gelatine manufacturers have always taken care to use very good quality materials – this becomes evident, for example, in the careful selection of premium raw materials and the multi-stage manufacturing process. 

In Europe, collagen peptides are manufactured from pork skin, cattle split and fish skin. The raw materials are obtained from licensed slaughterhouses and fish farms in which all animals are examined by a veterinarian. The conventional slaughter, control and approval procedures guarantee that the raw materials used for collagen peptides have been approved for human consumption.

In 1999, at that time in response to the widespread debate on safety, the EU Commission laid down tighter regulations for the manufacture, sale and purity of edible and pharmaceutical collagen peptide.

However, long before these tighter measures were required by law, GME member companies had already implemented these EU criteria.

European legislation covers all stages of collagen peptide production, beginning with the selection of the raw materials right up to delivery.

This means that all raw materials are subject to continuous and rigorous checks concerning safety and origin. The same laws apply as for gelatine, with identical legal and safety factors.

As regards its safety, collagen peptide is one of the most rigorously examined foodstuffs. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission for Health and Consumer Protection have confirmed collagen peptide’s safety based on international research findings.