Food Safety & Quality

It is the policy of Lionel Hitchen Limited to provide a professional and responsive service to all of our customers at all times and to provide safe and legal products and services of the highest possible standards of performance, reliability and specified quality.

Lionel Hitchen has been certified against the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety since 2011. This world-leading standard is regarded as the benchmark for best practice in the food industry.  We value the structure and the discipline that this standard demands and recognise the contribution that it makes to ensuring we can provide our customers with consistently high quality products; meeting agreed specifications, compliant with all relevant regulations.  Our certification demonstrates that as part of our Food Safety and Quality Management System, we have robust hazard analysis and risk assessment (HACCP), traceability and vulnerability assessment systems in place.

In order to provide confidence to our wide range of customers, we have developed our systems to ensure that they meet additional voluntary modules to the BRC Global Standard; The Traded Goods Module and the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) module.

Accreditations and Certifications

Our BRC Certificate, including the Traded Goods Module can be downloaded here.

The FSMA module certificate can be downloaded here.

Lionel Hitchen meets the needs of our customers by producing materials that are certified to Kosher Standards (Kosher London Beth Din), and to Halal Standards (Halal Food Authority).

We operate a strict policy to exclude nuts and sesame seeds from our facilities to give our customers assurance regarding allergen controls.

All of our products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

We continue to invest in our quality control systems to ensure that we can deliver the superior and consistent quality that our customers have come to expect from us.

We are active members of:

  • UK Flavours Association

  • British Essential Oils Association

  • IFEAT

  • Food and Drink Federation

  • British Spice and Seasoning Association

This ensures we always remain abreast of the latest regulations and developing technology.

Accreditations and Certifications

It is the policy of Lionel Hitchen Limited to provide a professional and responsive service to all of our customers at all times and to provide safe and legal products and services of the highest possible standards of performance, reliability and specified quality.

Electronic Cigarettes and Other Uses

Please note that we are only accredited to supply products to be used in flavourings for human consumption in food and beverages. We cannot comply to the regulations pertaining to the fragrance, aromatherapy and cosmetics market, such as REACH, IFRA and therefore cannot supply into these markets. Our products have not been assessed for safety in electronic cigarettes or other inhalation devices.

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