Starch quality

International standards

We offer products that comply with international food standards (FAO/WHO, Food Chemical Codex, etc) as well as USA and European pharmacopoeia. We recommend that our customers refer to their relevant national regulations governing foodstuffs, as well as any associated labeling requirements for end products.

Religious approval

Depending on the individual raw materials, many of our products used in the food industry meet Kosher and Halal requirements.

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) issue

Depending on the sales region and customer requirements, starches and maltodextrins are supplied as non-GM with full traceability in place.

Quality assurance

Our approach to quality assurance includes:

  • Strict, regular checking, using highly sophisticated methods and equipment, to ensure that our commercial products comply with user specifications, applicable standards and legislation
  • Careful selection of raw materials, control of production parameters, well-trained and experienced personnel and systematic inspection of our products at the semi-finished and final steps
  • A very demanding quality assurance system involving staff at all levels.

Today, almost all of our plants are certified according to ISO 9001 or 9002 norms or, in the USA, according to American Institute of Bakery standards. Our production facilities are currently involved in a HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) and/or a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) program.


Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.