AA grade BRC for Willows

Willows Ingredients has successfully attained an AA rated BRC Agents and Brokers Certificate, Issue 2. This is the first time Willows Ingredients has been audited against Issue 2 and a rating system has been incorporated as part of the updated standard. Declan English, Quality Manager at Willows Ingredients was delighted with the result of the audit, “We are very happy with the outcome of the audit and feel it is a good reflection of the hard work and effort the whole team here in Willows Ingredients puts in every day to meet our customers’ expectations”


The UK government has recently announced that folic acid will be added to all flour to stop thousands of children being born with birth defects, such as spina bifida.

According to The Telegraph, 81 countries, including the US, subsequently introduced the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid because only approximately one third of women follow advice to supplement their diet.

Willows Ingredients currently have Folic Acid USP grade in stock and available for sale. For details such as specs, CoA’s and general enquiries, please contact us info@willowsingredients.ie

New Range of Minerals

following the successful introduction in 2017 of a comprehensive selection of Vitamins to our portfolio, Willows Ingredients has announced a new range of minerals which will further enhance our human and animal supplement offering. Please contact sales for further information.

Yestimun® Beta-Glucan now approved as Novel Food Ingredient

The immune ingredient Yestimun® Beta-Glucan finally achieved a new regulatory status. After being sold for 15 years officially as normal food ingredient, the regulatory status now changed to “Novel Food”.
During the last years some beta-glucans have been sold as normal food while others have been categorized as Novel Food ingredient. This caused lots of regulatory discrepancies and discussions with authorities and customers. To have an equal competition with other Novel Food registered beta-glucans and to make the regulatory aspects easier and better understandable, Leiber GmbH finally decided to make a Novel Food application for Yestimun® as well.
“There have been several reasons for making an own full application and not just a substantial equivalence”, explained Eike Hagemann, Business Unit Director Health at Leiber GmbH. “The most important aspect was to expand the use levels and food categories for Yestimun® in comparison to already authorized yeast beta-glucans.”
The own Novel Food application for Yestimun® includes use levels up to 1500 mg per day in food supplements. These dosages are safe and give more possibilities for different product concepts. “The new Novel Food approval will make regulatory issues easier for our customers, especially in countries, where the authority’s opinion has been a big challenge before”, says Hagemann.
Now the regulatory status is officially confirmed by the European Authorities and should be accepted everywhere (Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/2078). Furthermore the process of Novel Food Authorization also included a complete safety assessment of Yestimun® and confirms the high quality and safety of the ingredient for functional food and supplement applications. In combination with the ongoing interest and trend to immune supporting products we can look forward to new interesting products including the immune ingredient Yestimun® from brewers’ yeast.

Willows Ingredients are the Authorized Distributor for Yestimun® in the UK and Ireland.

Willows is awarded BRC Agents and Brokers Certificate

Willows Ingredients is proud to announce that it has attained the BRC Agents and Brokers Certificate after a successful audit of its Quality Management System.

Willows Quality Manager, Declan English commented “BRC Agents and Brokers certification is another important step in the evolution of Willows Ingredients as a leading supplier of ingredients. The BRC Agents and Brokers standard adds to our robust Quality Management System which incorporates schemes such as FEMAS, ISO 9001/2015 and Organic certification. These 3rd party accreditations allow us to display to our existing and potential customers that a philosophy of continuous improvement and a strong quality focus are woven into the cultural fabric that exists here in Willows”.

Meet Willows Ingredients at Interzoo

Willows Ingredients is delighted to announce that we  will exhibit at Interzoo again. We look forward to meeting you in Nuremberg, Germany between 8th-11th May  2018. Please check our Website for  further updates

Willows Ingredients are the main sponsors at the Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show 2017

Willows Ingredients Carmelia and David Scrivens enjoy a wonderful day at the Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show. Willows was once again proud to be the main sponsor of this yearly event and a great time was had by all.

Proud owner Padraic Folan from Inverin, Co. Galway owner of the Midlands All Ireland Connemara Broodmare Cloverhill Princess Jade exhibited by his sons Paid & Sean as he receives the Willows Ingredients Ltd Trophy from David and Carmelia Scrivens and the Lady de Vesci cup from Lord Tom deVesci

At the Midlands show, David Scrivens – Willows Ingredients main show sponsors , Mary Ledwith, wife of show President George Ledwith, George Ledwith , and Carmelia Scrivens – Willows Ingredients main show sponsors.

David & Carmelia Scrivens from Willows Ingredients Ltd, main show
sponsors presenting the trophy to Joe Burke exhibitor of the winner Manor Duke

Willows Ingredients celebrates 10 years!

In 2007, during one of Ireland’s deepest recessions, David Scrivens and Carmelia Conway took the brave decision to start Willows Ingredients.

Their first office was the kitchen table in their home in Gorey, Co. Wexford and they quickly established strong relationships with customers and suppliers.

10 years on and the company employs 16 people in its Offices in Ashford, Co. Wicklow, is well known and respected in the industry and has a strong turn over of €14m.

Willows source products from all corners of the world and has an extensive customer base in the UK, Ireland and throughout Europe. The company is renowned for its customer service and ability to source products to fulfil its customers’ needs.

Here’s looking forward to the next 10 years!

Willows signs distribution deal for Vit B3 with Jubilant Life Sciences

Willows Ingredients is delighted to announce that it is the official distribution partner for Jubilant Life Science for the UK and Ireland. Jubilant are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and  deliver superior quality with consistent availability.
Please contact Willows Ingredients for more information.

ISO 9001/2015

Willows Ingredients is happy to announce our quality systems have transitioned from ISO 9001/2008 and have been accredited to ISO 9001/2015.