We are committed to meeting quality standards required from clients across a variety of industries and are dedicated to maintaining an up-to-date and relevant portfolio of accreditations to support this.
Cambridge Commodities Ltd was the first nutritional ingredient supplier to achieve Informed-Sport site registration in the UK. This means our site is routinely audited and swab tested to minimise inadvertent contamination with prohibited substances in sport. Being Informed-Sport registered means that the CCL site itself has been tested to show that it has appropriate controls in place to minimise cross contamination with banned substances. Even trace levels of contamination can have significant consequences and this requires a sensitivity of testing beyond standard quality control systems.
By working with Informed-Sport, CCL is demonstrating its long-term commitment to supplying clean ingredients to the sports nutrition sector. We recommend that all sports nutrition customers test and register their products with Informed-Sport. If you would like a product or specific ingredients to be certified through Informed-Sport, a contract will need to be established with LGC directly. Please contact us for further information or assistance.
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Soil Association Organic
CCL has achieved Organic status, with organic approval from both DEFRA and The Soil Association for a number of products, which can be found on the trading schedule below. This lengthy process involves obtaining organic certificates and detailed information from manufacturers, ensuring packaging is food grade and proving all compound ingredients in products are organic. Further products will be added to the list of organic materials we supply. If there is a product you would specifically like included, please do let us know and we will endeavour to approve it as soon as possible.
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CCL acquired FEMAS accreditation in February 2008. The FEMAS standard was developed to ensure feed grade ingredient purchasers have peace of mind that the ingredients they are buying meet the most stringent quality criteria. The standard helps to maintain the protection of animals that consume the feed ingredients and the humans who consume products derived from these animals.
In order to comply, a thorough audit and inspection by an independent certification body must take place, showing compliance with both Hazard Analysis (HACCP) and Good Operating Practice procedures.
All major products sold by CCL to the animal industries are FEMAS accredited with plans to add more. Furthermore, our site operates NOPS awareness policy to minimise the risk of cross contamination.
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BRC Food 7
CCL gained BRC Food 7 Grade AA, as well as the voluntary Trading Module in November 2015.
The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 was published in January 2015 which set the latest benchmark for best practice in food manufacture.
Issue 7 has been developed to specify the food safety, quality and operational criteria that is required to be in a place within a food manufacturing organisation. It aims to fulfil obligations in regards to legal compliance and customer protection.
Issue 7 focuses on implementation of good manufacturing processes, in particular, labelling and packaging. Another key focus is support for quality management systems as well as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based food safety programmes.
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Cambridge Commodities gained halal certification in June 2016.
Halal is an Arabic word defined as lawful or permitted. This means that all halal foods must be free from components that Muslims are prohibited from consuming in accordance with Islamic law. This premise extends to the equipment, manufacturing processes and storage of foods which must also be cleansed according to Islamic law.
Cambridge Commodities has a number of ingredients which have been approved by The Halal Trust. Although finished products must be independently approved by The Halal Trust, clients can rest assured that any ingredients supplied by Cambridge Commodities from the halal certified list will meet the criteria.
For more information on our halal certified products, or if you are looking for a specific ingredient to be halal certified which doesn’t currently appear on our list, please contact us.
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Cambridge Commodities gained kosher certification in February 2016.
Kosher certification requires a partnership with a respected rabbi who will act as a guide for how kosher products should be made. In order for a product to be kosher certified it must adhere to strict manufacturing and packaging rules throughout its production.
A product that is kosher certified will bear the KLBD symbol on the specification, certificate of analysis and packaging.
If you require kosher certification for a product not currently on the list, please contact us and we will arrange for it to be reviewed by KLBD.
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ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognised standard for quality management. Being accredited to this standard helps to ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services. CCL has proven processes in place to meet customer expectations.
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ISO 14001 means having a system in place to help us manage our impact on the environment. This can be through reducing the amount of waste we put into landfill or by reducing the amount of electricity we use. People are also part of the environment and they need to be protected too, through proper health and safety protocol when dealing with products or being safe in the warehouse.
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ISO 22000 is an international standard that defines the requirements of a food safety management system covering all organisations in the food chain from “farm to fork”. It is based on HACCP (hazard analysis, critical control points) as the main tool for identifying risks and their associated controls.
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CCL is a member of the trade body ESSNA - the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance.
ESSNA 'is the voice of the specialist sports and physique nutrition sector in Europe'. The alliance was launched in December 2003 with the aim to be a forum for discussion and vehicle for action on the concerns of the specialist sports nutrition sector to secure appropriate and proportionate European legislation on sports nutrition products.
In short, ESSNA works to:
identify and neutralise threats to your business and
maximise opportunities for business growth
Cambridge Commodities is an integral part of the sports nutrition industry and in order to offer the most effective service to customers within this sector, the company has taken a proactive role. The alliance with ESSNA enables CCL to stay ahead of changes within the industry and to play its part in helping to ensure that sports products receive a fair representation with regards to legislation.
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