Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Foster Clark Products Ltd Guarantee Quality?
Quality is integral part of everything we do at Foster Clark’s. As a Company, we strive to continuously evolve our quality and safety standards through meticulous manufacturing processes, employee development, innovative processes and quality ingredients. We build our systems according to the internationally recognized guidelines for GMP, HACCP, and FSSC22000.
Foster Clark Products Limited has been ISO certified since 2013 and FSSC22000 certified since 2016.
Where are your products manufactured?
Foster Clark’s products are manufactured in Malta, a southern country in Europe.
What is the source of gelatin used in your powdered jelly products?
The type of gelatin used in jelly powder will depend on the country you live in. Foster Clark Products Ltd manufactures beef jelly powder and vegetable jelly powder. Always check the ingredients and the label to guarantee suitability for your diet.
Do you use dedicated lines to manufacture your products?
At Foster Clark all products are safe and compliant to the country laws and norms where they are sold. This is achieved through a holistic safety and quality program that may requires, for some products, manufacturing line dedication.
Special measure and precautions are applied between product changeovers on a non-dedicated line. Our production lines are thoroughly cleaned, sanitized and verified as part of our quality and safety programs to ensure that there is no product contamination or carryover from allergens; for example when switching from milk-containing products to ones without milk.
If there is any risk of cross contamination, this will be clearly marked on our label. Always check the ingredients and the label to guarantee suitability for your diet.
Find out about gluten free information
Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale – a cross between wheat and rye. Foods that typically contain gluten include breads, cakes, cereals, pastas, and many other grain-based foods. Some people have Gluten intolerance or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, as it is also known, shares some of the same symptoms as celiac disease but is a less severe condition. Gluten intolerance can still cause considerable discomfort, however, and people sometimes use lifestyle changes to try and manage its symptoms.
To find out more about our products about gluten content, please refer to the nutritional and labelling statement on our products. All our allergens are clearly recognized in bolt font for customer attentiveness.
Allergens and information about allergens
Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. In some people, a food allergy can cause severe symptoms or even a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis. Consumers who are allergic to major food allergens should read the ingredient statement on food products to determine if products contain a major allergen.
A “Contains _______ ” statement, if present on a label, can also be used to determine if the food contains a major food allergen.
The name of the food source of a major food allergen must appear: In parentheses following the name of the ingredient.
Examples: “lecithin (soy),” “flour (wheat),” and “whey (milk)”— OR —Immediately after or next to the list of ingredients in a “contains” statement.
Example: “Contains wheat, milk, and soy.”
People with food allergies should ALWAYS read labels and avoid the foods they are allergic to. Foster Clark has a clearly defined Allergen Programme, which is covered from FSSC22000k legislation requirements in the all necessary steps within the process.
All Allergens (where applicable in our product portfolio) are clearly recognized and marked in bold in our ingredients list declaration for consumer awareness and pre-caution, before consumption