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From before each donor’s milk is expressed to the moment our products arrive at NICUs throughout the world, we work to ensure the highest quality and safety every step along the way.

Standardized quality and safety from start to finish

From donor to recipient, the entire life cycle of Prolacta’s human milk–based nutritional products follows a standardized production process, including donor qualification; screening and blood testing; shipping; DNA matching; testing; storage and processing; pasteurization and manufacturing; and final product testing and quality review.

Leading the human milk industry in quality and safety

Hospitals choose Prolacta’s human milk–based nutritional products knowing that they are receiving safe, standardized donor milk products processed under the strictest quality and safety guidelines to protect the health and well-being of their most fragile patients.

Lab-tested, DNA-matched donor milk

After their physician and their child’s pediatrician confirm eligibility and supply of excess milk, each Prolacta donor is carefully screened via blood test and a DNA swab is taken. We were the first company to adopt the safety measure of DNA matching to ensure all milk received comes directly from our carefully screened and vetted donors.

Once the donor milk arrives, we test it for pathogens, viruses, adulterants, and the presence of nicotine, marijuana, opiates, and other substances of abuse.

FDA-regulated lab processes

Our human milk safety laboratories and manufacturing processes are regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA).

We operate the first and only pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing facilities for the testing and processing of human milk. Our stringent processes for donor milk screening and testing human milk were modeled on those used in the U.S. plasma and blood industries and surpass food-product safety standards.

Pasteurized, quality and safety-assured

All of our nutritional products are pasteurized to ensure the highest quality and safety, using time and temperature profiles defined by the U.S. FDA in its Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) to destroy pathogenic viruses and bacteria. While there are other pasteurization and sterilization processes used in the human milk banking industry, only products manufactured with our pasteurization

process are clinically proven to improve health1,2,3,4,5,6 and reduce complications4 when used as part of an EHMD in the NICU. There are no clinical data showing similar results using products processed by any other method.