Confidence through safety
Fismer Lecithin attaches tremendous importance to careful and comprehensive quality management. This is why we have developed strict quality criteria with our partners which form the basis for being able to offer you first-class products and the best possible service. Seamless traceability and the documentation of all product-related processes enable us to guarantee maximum product safety.
Our QM system is certified to national and international standards (ISO 22.000: 2005). This highlights the exacting demands we make on the quality of our products, our processes and our services. The result is a solid foundation of trust for our clients, our employees and our suppliers.
Since the launch of the EU directives (EC) 1829/2003 and 1830/2003, the origin and traceability of lecithin has had to be documented. Otherwise, this lecithin must be marked as "genetically modified". If a lecithin is obtained from conventional oil seeds such as soya beans, rapeseeds or sunflower seeds that have not been genetically modified, and if this process has been documented through a certified IP system that has also been audited by an accredited organisation, the lecithin is awarded the label IPM (Identified Preserved Monitored).
All IPM products from Fismer Lecithin satisfy these criteria and therefore do not require labelling. Their non-GMO origin is fully documented and traceable. Labelling of the lecithin on the end products in accordance with EU directives 1829 and 1830/2003 is therefore not required.
No allergens requiring declaration
The absence of allergens is becoming an increasingly important aspect of food safety. This is also EU directive 2003 / 89 / EC was introduced, in order to label the allergy status of an end product. According to the current Alba list, sunflower lecithins from Fismer Lecithin do not require such labelling. You can see which Fismer Lecithin products do not contain allergens requiring declaration from this label.
It is permitted to add conventional, non-genetically modified lecithins to organic foodstuffs provided they do not exceed the prescribed quantity of 5% per formula. This is regulated by EC directives 899/2008 and 834/2007. Many manufacturers, however, go beyond this and want the additives that they use to also satisfy the criteria and quality requirements of the eco-directive.
As a result, Fismer Lecithin also offers lecithins that are produced ecologically and therefore correspond to the overall concept of "organic production". They bear the attribute "ORGANIC" in their name. This organic lecithin is obtained from oil seeds that are grown organically. In other words, no pesticides or crop protection products are used, nor are any solvents used during extraction.
Most of our products bear the Kosher certificate of the London Beth Din Kashrut Division (KLBD). The KLBD is one of the largest Kosher organisations to operate internationally. It is a division of the Court of Jewish Law in London, was founded over 300 years ago, and serves all six continents with over 1,000 manufacturers worldwide.
Would you like to learn more about our quality certificates? Get in touch with us - we very much appreciate your interest.
FISMER LECITHIN GOES HALAL
In September 2015, Fismer Lecithin GmbH, one of the leading Lecithin provider in Western Europe, was awarded the official Halal Certification.
LeciFis Products, which are marked with the protected Seal of Halal Control (EU), can now safely be used in all products for Muslim consumers, because they have been manufactured in compliance with internationally approved Halal-Standards. This protected seal is widespread in Europe, Arabian countries and most Asian countries including Australia and it´s approved as a reliable Seal of Quality for Halal foods.
Halal Control (EU) is the first certifying body worldwide which has introduced a HrACCP concept (Haram Analysis Critical Control Point) for food companies. It has specialised in verification and certification of products and production-systems by the food industry according to Islamic food regulations and purity requirements (Halal rules). It exclusively employs qualified Islamologists and accredited food chemists and technicians for the Halal Certification. Since 2001, they work together with several independent laboratories specialising in genetic engineering.
In 2003, Halal Control was distinguished by the Malaysian Halal authorities (JAKIM) as the “best and most advanced certifying body for Halal food in Europe”.
The ProTerra Foundation supports organisations at all levels of the agricultural value chain by providing effective tools for advancing their sustainability performance. The ProTerra certification program is a central initiative of the Foundation that brings together stakeholders from all parts of the supply chain. This initiative assures consistent, expanding, and high quality supplies of food, feed and crops that are third-party certified as both Non-GMO and produced with improved sustainability.
ProTerra certification provides an effective way to communicate Non-GMO and improved sustainability values and accomplishments to consumers, shareholders, employees and regulators.