The herbs used in Hilton Herbs formulations are naturally grown, often in organic conditions and generally without the use of pesticides. In many cases they are harvested by hand and then dried naturally in the sun. We source all our herbs from sustainable sources and do not use any plant species that are endangered, under threat, or appear on the CITES list. The very nature of our raw materials precludes Genetically Modified crops.
The company is a member of B.E.T.A. (British Equestrian Trade Association) and abides by the strict codes of conduct set down by this organisation. The company's Medical Herbalist - Hilary Self BSc. MNIMH sits on the BETA Feed Committee, thereby ensuring that the company is kept up to date with the very latest European feed legislation.
Hilton Herbs is proud to hold EFSIS ( European Feed Safety Inspection Service) accreditation. This requires the company to operate under the UFAS (Universal Feed Assurance Scheme) certificated scheme. Our products are exported all over world, unfortunately, like it or not, horse meat is eaten in some European countries. We are therefore required to comply with legislation governing the manufacture of products fed to animals in the food chain.
Certification under the UFAS scheme ensures full traceability of all ingredients from "Field to Feed". Throughout the manufacturing process regular checks are carried out, and samples taken to ensure that the herbs are free from contamination by Salmonella, heavy metals, and pesticide residues.
Our premises and control systems are inspected annually by an independently appointed auditor to ensure that all our raw materials, manufacturing, and quality control procedures comply with the strict UFAS controls and requirements.
All ingredients in Hilton Herbs products are purchased from EFSIS accredited suppliers who confirm plant identity and freedom from contamination by other plant species. Our suppliers grade and air blow the herbs to remove any dust and then pass them through a ferrous metal detector prior to shipment.
Hilton Herbs is also a member of the NASC ( National Animal Supplements Council) in the U.S.A, who operate a similar auditing scheme to EFSIS as well as the unique National Adverse Event Reporting System.