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Silbury experts to offer advice on sustainable palm oil, traceable back to farms in South America, at IFE

26th February 2019

Silbury, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of food ingredients, will offer one-to-one advice about fully traceable palm oil, one of today’s most talked-about food issues, at IFE – 17-20 March at Excel London: Stand No: N1612.

Silbury’s sustainable palm oil specialists, including international speaker and consultant Judith Murdoch, will reveal expert insights into the latest position in the sustainable palm oil movement and show why the search for alternatives to palm has stalled.

Widely recognised for its expertise in tomatoes and oils and fats, the Silbury team will be talking to IFE visitors about its introduction to the UK market of Identity Preserved (IP) certified sustainable palm oil. The palm oil is traceable to farms in Colombia and comes to the UK as a result of Silbury’s partnership with DAABON, the first supplier in the world to be accredited to RSPO NEXT, the highest and most stringent level of certification for sustainable palm oil.

Silbury, which is also running a series of roadshows about sustainable palm oil and alternative vegetable oil options, offers a comprehensive range of IP, organic and fully segregated palm oil in order to enable customers to meet demand for palm products that have been produced without harm to people, animals or the environment.

In addition, as a specialist in tomatoes with producer partnerships throughout the world, Silbury will also be showcasing its tomato products, which include sauces for major pizza brands and premium products for a wide range of food manufacturing purposes.

The sustainability consultations at IFE will be held over two days, 18th and 19th March, and slots can be booked in advance by emailing

Gary Lewis, Silbury’s Director - Oils and Fats, says:

“IFE gives us the perfect opportunity to discuss ingredients sourcing with customers at a critical time in the sustainability movement.

“We have long been known as a producer of world-class tomato products and supplier of oils and fats, but right now we are seeing an unprecedented focus in the food industry on palm oil and alternative vegetable oil options.

“In the wake of high-profile headlines about companies claiming to remove palm oil from their products, businesses risk falling into the trap of following suit without being fully informed of the long-term impacts on both their business and the sustainability movement as a whole.”

One of the biggest issues relating to the use of palm oil, says Lewis, is a lack of consumer confidence in the true source of the oil, particularly in relation to concerns over deforestation. Silbury now offers the most transparent and traceable option possible, with Identity Preserve palm oil direct from certified sustainable growers and mills.

He says: “Our partnership with DAABON has enabled us to bring fully traceable, sustainable palm oil to the UK, so retailers and manufacturers can be confident that their oil has been produced without harm to people, animals or the environment. Our IP palm oil is certified to the highest level of accreditation currently available, and can be traced directly to the individual farms and mills where the palm fruits were grown, harvested and crushed.”

Silbury’s IP sustainable palm oil products include refined (RBD) palm fruit and palm kernel oils; palm shortenings; fractionated products such as liquid olein for frying and solid stearins; palm oil blended with soy, sunflower or rapeseed; certified organic and non-organic; and bespoke products developed to customers’ precise requirements.

About the producers

The palm oil supplied by Silbury comes from independently run plantations, 130 family smallholdings, and DAABON’s own plantations, all of which are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Fairtrade USA, Rainforest Alliance and verified by the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG).

DAABON also operates palm oil refineries with a combined capacity of 41,000 MT per month, providing flexibility to meet high volume requirements as well as small customised orders.

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