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Thew Arnott awarded highest BRC Agents & Brokers Version 2 certification

By Jenny Eagle

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Sample pots of confectionery. Photo: Thew Arnott.
Sample pots of confectionery. Photo: Thew Arnott.
Thew Arnott confectionery ingredients supplier has been awarded the highest AA grade after being audited against the latest BRC Agents and Brokers standard, version 2.

Based in Wallington, UK, the company sources products such as gums, resins and hydrocolloids, MCT oils, minerals, shellac, starches, vitamins and premixes as well as waxes from around the world and premixes and specialist ingredients for the food and confectionery industry from its BRC certified facility in Wales. 

The audit, carried out by certification body Cert ID, was managed and led by Thew Arnott technologist Rebecca Dolby. 

Achieving the BRC Agents & Brokers Standard is confirmation of Thew Arnott’s ongoing commitment to technical excellence as well as full traceability and integrity throughout the supply chain​,” said Gerry Stuart-Brown, sales director, Thew Arnott. 

Achieving grade AA with no non-conformances at version two is the icing on the cake and congratulations must go to Rebecca and team who worked so hard to secure this certification​.” 

The BRC Global Standard for Brokers and Agents was introduced in 2014, following the horse meat scandal, to provide a framework for agents, importers and distributors to manage the safety, quality and legality of products in the food and packaging industries. 

BRC Agents & Brokers is a voluntary third party independent certification scheme – although increasingly many food manufacturers now see it as essential certification for the agents and brokers who supply them to hold. It means that those trading foodstuffs and ingredients can be audited and by securing BRC certification demonstrate that they are working to a standard recognised by manufacturers and retailers alike.

Verity Clifton, applications technologist, Thew Arnott, will be taking part in a panel discussion at The Ingredients Show, in partnership with Foodex at the Birmingham NEC next month (April 16-18). 

‘Clean Label: Tapping the Trends of Tomorrow’, is held on Monday April 16, at 12pm, in the Education Theatre. Clifton will be discussing consumer expectations for clean labels and how clean labels are no longer a differentiator – they are a prerequisite for sales success.

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