Development and expertise

Our expertise in dealing with industrial challenges facing the food industry has led us to give top priority to food safety.

In 1994, our Flavor Division (activity sold in June 2017), part of Elixens France, set up a process to control the quality of its products and services. This process bore its fruits in 1996, when we obtained ISO 9001 certification for our quality management system (version 94), followed by ISO 9001 certification (version 2008). Then, an HACCP study compliant with Codex Alimentarius instructions confirmed the quality of our manufacturing methods. The hygiene and safety of your food products have thereof been guaranteed by the implementation of ISO 22000 certification.

With regard to raw materials used in pharmaceuticals, we have obtained GMP certification from ANSM (National agency for health product safety, in France) stating that we observe Good Manufacturing Practices.

In November 2014, ELIXENS France obtained FSSC 22000 certification, positioning the company among the pioneers of French flavor manufacturers. By obtaining this certification ELIXENS France confirmed its teams' daily involvement in food safety measures within the company, a global safety and quality policy the ELIXENS group has been attached to for many years. By choosing to adopt the FSSC 22000 standard, ELIXENS France joined a most demanding and efficient food safety scheme, to benefit both internally and for its customers:

  • A single, globally-accepted standard that is recognized in many countries,
  • Uniform food safety procedures that are applicable worldwide,
  • Improved communication with trading partners by means of a unique auditing platform,
  • Better understanding and implementation of HACCP principles, helping identify, evaluate, and control hazards related to food safety throughout the food production and its supply chain,
  • A driver for continuous improvement, due to ISO's known management system approach,
  • Obligation to achieve results, allowing nevertheless free choice of means to get there,
  • Improved food safety hazard control.

Teams & Tools

Using distillation columns, extraction plants and all the equipment needed to refine aromatic raw materials, our teams have the know-how and experience to create your flavors.

In the field of aromatic raw materials, Elixens group has:

• several distillation columns to produce essential oils by steaming (continuous distillation) on the sites in the Comoros and Ukraine,
• extraction plants to produce concretes on the same sites,
• tanks for combining and blending to homogenise and prepare the orders,
• continuous filtration and centrifuge machines,
• continuous filling lines for packaging (from 500 kg to 15,000 kg),
• drying ovens for solids and pastes,
• distillation towers for the rectification and deterpenation process.

The quality of our productions is scrupulously ensured by laboratories equipped with high-tech tools: to test colours, measure physical properties (density, refraction index, rotary power), measure chemical properties (acid index, peroxide index, phenol concentration, aldehyde concentration, ester concentration), gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.
You can count on our team, producing and constantly improving your raw materials.

Our specific offer

Whether you are looking for a lemon essential oil to flavour a drink or a unique aromatic extract, Elixens France offers Flavor and food manufacturers a wide range of materials to liven up their formulations in all the following food applications:

• Beverages
• Dairy products
• Ready-made meals
• Confectionery
• Biscuits
• Snacks
• Animal nutrition

Food industries

You are:

•    Flavorist and/or formulator of food preparations
•    a marketing manager with a specific universe to create via a gustatory concept
•    an R&D food researcher
•    a Purchasing Manager who buys aromatic raw materials and essential oils

If you are in the food manufacturing business, you may look to create a unique taste for your new brand of yoghurt or improve the existing flavour of your tomato sauce. Maybe you are looking for an essential oil, an aromatic raw material for your conventional or organic dishes. Whatever the case, Elixens France is at your disposal, letting you taste our specialities and proposing innovative solutions. The quality of our aromatic raw materials and extracts is based on our control of the original sources of production and our active marketing watch on market trends.  

Covering all your food operations

Natural or conventional, essential oils, absolutes and Supremes: our aromatic matter will enhance the taste of your flavors for beverages, dairy products, prepared foods, confectionery, biscuits and snacks, and also Animal nutrition.