• Camstar Group Celebration Party

    Did It Really Happen?

    09 December 2021

    With your regular correspondant unable to attend, people were asked to take pictures of the festivities as CEO Ed Starke invited Camstar Group employess and associates to "Raise a Glass to Our Future". These photos proved harder to...
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  • CEO's Life of Flavour

    27 May 2021

    Travel and global ingredients inspire me.
    I’ve been cooking since the age of seven and have always had a passion for herbs and spices, ethnic ingredients and worldwide foods. This probably stemmed from the fact that...
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  • Latest Arrival At Camstar

    18 February 2021

    The latest addition to the Camstar fleet of vehicles arrived from India recently, a specially commisioned tuk tuk to the exact requirements of CEO Ed Starke. He seems to have given the designers more or less free rein...
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  • Water for Pe-Hill School, Kenya

    Latest Update on Borehole

    03 December 2020

    Following the installation of a borehole for fresh water at Pe-Hill School it was apparent that a distribution system was needed. CEO Ed Starke was on the case right away and funding was provided. Equipment including Around 800m of piping...
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  • Integrated Cooling for Our Roasting and Heat Treatments

    23 January 2020

    Our new Torbed processor from Torftech Ltd. now features a cooling system at the end of the process. This helps to fine tune flavour profiles for roasted products such as sunflower seeds, it also gives an advantage when...
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  • 2019 Christmas Party

    Ending the year with style

    09 January 2020

    The annual Camstar Christmas Party for 2019 was a great success by all accounts. Hospitality was provided at the local Oaksmere Restaurant with a three course meal, a disco and of course copious drinks for all....
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  • Camstar at FI 2019

    12 December 2019

    The Camstar team is now back from the Fi Europe & Ni 2019 Exhibition which ran from the 3rd to the 5th of December. There was plenty of interest in Camstar, and a photo opportunity with Operations and...
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  • Camstar at Fi Europe 2019

    3-5th December, Paris, France

    19 September 2019

    Camstar will be presenting their products and services at the Fi Europe & Ni 2019 Exhibition. With 1,700+ exhibitors, 60,000+ sqm of exhibition space and a 27,000 people expected to attend.

    We'll be at stand #7M171 and look forward...
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  • Well Done Emily!

    08 August 2019

    We're very pleased to announce that Emily Walker has now been promoted to Administration Assistant. Emily has just completed a year long Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship with Camstar Ingredients in partnership with Nova training.
    Emily's current duties...
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  • BRC8 Grade AA for Camstar Ingredients

    25 July 2019

    Camstar Ingredients are very proud to once again attain their BRC AA Grade. This time it's for the latest version 8 of the standard. The stringent BRC audits cover all aspects of food manufacture, including cleanliness, traceability and...
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  • Ben Tells Us What He’s Going To Do Next

    Charity Ascent of Kilimanjaro!

    11 July 2019


    After completing a half and full marathon for two charities this year (Guide dog association/Pancreatic cancer UK) and raising over £1000 I have just signed up to my next challenge; I will be climbing Kilimanjaro to...
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  • Ed in Turkey

    Sage and Oregano in Denizli

    27 June 2019

    Here at Camstar we're always keen to make sure that we're sourcing the best possible herbs and spices for our customers. Here's CEO Ed Starke in Denizli, Turkey checking out the latest crops of Oregano and Sage. The...
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  • Organic Parsley from Camstar

    New for 2019

    06 June 2019

    While Camstar Herbs have offered an extensive range...
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  • Ben in the Edinburgh Marathon

    Fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK

    31 May 2019

    Operations and Sales Director Ben Land was in Edinburgh last Sunday for the Edinburgh Marathon, a full 26.6 miles. Ben was really pleased with his progress at the 20 miles point, with an impressive time of 2hrs 45mins....
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  • Congratulations Charly & John!

    16 May 2019

    We're very pleased to announce the marriage of our Accounts Manager Charly Rowland to her partner John. Charly will be changing her surname to Marshall.
    All at Camstar wish them a happy future together.

    As might have...
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  • Spanish Garlic

    Our Intrepid Explorers Visit the Source

    16 May 2019

    With the current worries about the detection of peanut allergens in Chinese grown garlic Camstar Group Sales Manager Martin Hoxworth and Camstar Ingredients Operations and Sales Manager Ben Land have wasted no time in getting over to see...
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  • Well Done Liam and Joe!

    Camstar Staff Promotions

    02 May 2019

    We're happy to announce two promotions within the ranks of Camstar Employees this month.

    Liam Potter has been with us since September and has now risen to the dizzy heights of Senior Accounts Assistant. With his positive...
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  • 2019 ASTA Annual Meeting

    Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida, USA

    18 April 2019

    Here's Camstar CEO Ed Starke at the 2019 ASTA Annual Meeting in Florida, this year held at the prestigiuos Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Key topics for discussion were the US spice trade and importers to the US...
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  • Camstar at the 2019 Farm and Deli Show

    NEC Birmingham, 8-10 April

    11 April 2019

    This year's Farm and Deli Show was a roaring success for Camstar. Visitors to the show were tempted by the smell of freshly baked bread and invited to taste Camstar Ingredients' products. Here we see from left to...
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  • Operations and Sales Director Ben Runs for Charity

    Our Own Marathon Man

    04 April 2019

    We're very pleased to report that Operations and Sales Director Ben Land has just completed a half marathon in London as  a fund raiser for the Guide Dogs Association. Ben was quietly pleased with his time of 1...
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  • Changing Room for New GMP Area

    28 March 2019

    For ready to eat products requiring extra care in handling, Camstar Ingredients have a new segregated area. Operatives will change into dedicated protective clothing which is only to be used in the new area. The stainless steel barrier...
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  • Spanish Garlic Available from Camstar

    Chinese Product Flagged as At Risk from Peanut Contamination

    20 March 2019

    Recent reports have raised issues of the possibility of peanuts being present in Garlic products from China. Previously this was restricted to Garlic powder, but now there are suspicions about the wet product too.
    Detection of the presence...
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  • New Equipment for 2019, Sachet Filler

    Sachets filled to customer’s request

    14 March 2019

    Camstar Ingredients are very pleased to announce that we now have the ability to produce retail ready full colour sachets on site. These sealed sachets are also available unprinted, ideal for inclusion into ready meals. Filling can be...
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  • Water For Kenyan School

    Pe-Hill now has a bore hole

    24 January 2019

    Great to see that the new bore hole for Pe-Hill Boys Secondary School is already up and running. Camstar CEO Ed Starke is delighted that we have been able to provide funding for this, and hopes that our...
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  • Welcome to Emily

    Our New Apprentice

    29 July 2018

    We are pleased to introduce Emily Walker as our latest apprentice. Emily has chosen to complete a Business Administration Apprenticeship after attending Suffolk One College for 1 year where she was studying Business, Health & Social Care and...
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  • Ben and Martin in Spain

    28 June 2018

    Here we see the Square of Flowers in Murcia, Spain. Visited by Camstar Ingredients Operations and Sales Director Ben Land and Group Sales Director Martin Hoxworth. In Ben's dreams this would be the ideal site for the proposed...
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  • Job Vacancy, New Product Development

    NPD Manager

    04 June 2018

    Are you an NPD Manager looking to join a growing, privately owned, spice blending company in Suffolk?

    Do you enjoy a hands-on role that will allow you to explore your creative side and work...
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  • Job Vacancy, Business Administration Apprentice

    04 June 2018

    We are a rapidly growing company and the successful candidate will be joining a small administration team. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has an interest in the food industry, is enthusiastic with good communication skills and...
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  • Our New Roaster

    and a novel approach to heat treatment

    01 March 2018

    As part of our continuing program of investment in the latest technology we're very excited to announce the arrival of our new Torbed processor from Torftech Ltd. This  uses a bed of hot air to rapidly heat the product...
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  • Well Done Liam

    Apprenticeship Completed

    01 February 2018

    We're very pleased to announce that Liam Kennelly has now attained a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration by completing his Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

    Liam continues to work with us as Laboratory and Product...
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  • New Equipment for Camstar

    2017 sees serious investments

    29 June 2017

    2017 sees a big investment in new equipment for Camstar. We've installed some of the latest and best technology in order to continue providing the very best in quality for our customers. Our new Russel Finex Sieve (above)...
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  • Ed's Exploits Continue

    Onwards to Mexico

    28 April 2017

    For once adopting casual address we find Ed once again trying to engage the attentions of an attractive young lady.

    At least this one didn't run away. 


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  • ASTA 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibits

    Ed & Tracey in the USA

    27 April 2017

    Here's CEO Ed Starke and Sales Director Tracey Clark in attendance at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the American Spice Trade Association. This year the AGM is located at the Hilton Austin, in Texas.
    As usual Ed...
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  • Out and About with Ed

    ...and an echo from the past

    21 April 2017

    Somewhere on a mountain in the Lake District we find CEO Ed Starke with Nick Barnes ( of Barnes Williams).  Ed's convinced that the meeting room they're looking for can't be much further.

    Rest assured they're both...
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  • New Equipment for Camstar

    9 Tray Dehydrator

    21 April 2017

    The latest acquisition at Camstar, the 9 tray dehydrator from Excalibur, uses a fluctuating temperature pattern for rapid drying while limiting the destruction of nutrients in the food. Fruit, veg, meats and other items can be processed for...
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  • Philanthropy

    Water Aid for Kenyan Schools

    23 March 2017

    The Obanga School in Kenya is situated on a rocky slope, and is without clean water supply for 6 months of the year. CEO Ed Starke was keen to help with this situation, and through our contact Roger...
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  • Camstar Looks at Punjabi Cuisine

    A Tandoori Oven for the Development Dept.

    02 March 2017

    Here at Camstar we're always dicovering new flavours from around the world. During his visit to India CEO Ed Starke was fascinated to be able to investigate Tandoori cooking in it's place of origin. Consequently we've acquired a...
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  • Ed’s Adventures in India

    01 March 2017

    Once again Camstar CEO Ed Starke travels the world, and as usual his cover story involves seeking out new connections in the spice trade, with a view to further improve the service we can offer our customers. What's...
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  • The Mettler Balance Restored

    02 November 2016

    Back at the turn of the century, when CEO Ed Starke entered the herb and spice paste business his constant companion was the old Mettler P1200 Balance, brought into the business by Senior Technical Consultant Kevin Butler. Since...
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  • BRC AA Grade For Camstar Ingredients

    22 June 2016

    Following an extensive two day audit from Knight International we are very pleased to announce that, subject to technical review, Camstar Ingredients Ltd. has achieved BRC 7 Grade AA.

    Technical Manager Linda Schug is delighted that we...
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  • 2016 ASTA Annual Meeting & Exhibits

    American Spice Trade Association

    15 April 2016

    Here's Camstar CEO ED Starke networking at the 2016 ASTA Annual Meeting and Exhibits, located at the J.W. Marriot Resort and Spa in Scottsdale Arizona. He was accompanied by Sales Director Tracey Clark who like Ed has obviously made...
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  • Camstar in Indonesia

    Spices and Oleoresins in Java

    23 March 2016

    We follow heros Martin Hoxworth and Steve Clemenson in their travels, after leaving India next stop was Indonesia. In Surabaya, Java they visited production facilities and warehousing for Nutmeg, Mace, Cloves and Pepper. Local facilities included plants for...
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  • Camstar in India

    Garlic and Onion Producers

    22 March 2016

    Further adventures for the intrepid Martin Hoxworth, Camstar Group Sales Manager and Steve Clemenson, Operations Director for Camstar Ingredients.


    Travelling to Rajkot and Ahmedabad in the Gurjarat region...
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  • Camstar in India

    World Spice Congress 2016

    09 March 2016

    Camstar's Group Sales Manager, Martin Hoxworth, and Operations Director for Camstar Ingredients, Steve Clemenson were delegates at the World Spice Congress 2016, held at the renowned Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    "Target 2020: Clean, Safe and...
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  • Test Results, can they be Misleading?

    Camstar's Guide to False Positives

    23 December 2015

    No-one would question that pesticide regulations are essential to protect consumers from the effects of dangerous chemicals. Not only are they often toxic, they are sometimes able to build up in the human body over a long period...
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  • Camstar at Food Ingredients Europe

    Presenting at the Paris Show

    10 December 2015

    The tagline for the 2015 Paris Show for Food Ingredients Europe was "Discover Innovative Ingredients". Plenty of opportunity for that at the Camstar booth.

    Camstar had a strong prescence at the event, with CEO Ed Starke and Group Sales Manager Martin...
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  • Our Latest Aquisition

    100Kg U Trough Ribbon Blender

    23 September 2015

    Camstar Ingredients Operations director Steve Clemenson is pleased to announced that the Dry division now has an additional smaller blender.

    The U trough blender has a capacity of 100Kg. making it suitable for batch sizes down to 50Kg. Steve explains that...
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  • Camstar at the European Spice Association

    General Assembly 2015

    24 June 2015

    Once again Camstar are making their prescence felt at the General Assembly of the European Spice Association. Here's CEO Ed Starke representing as at the main event in Berlin.

    Ed was accompanied by Sales Manager Tracey Clark.

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  • Roasting, to Your Specification

    Our new jacketed blender is at your disposal

    01 April 2015

    With our latest piece of gear we're now able to offer roasting as a service, as well as providing products roasted to your exact specification.

    Ideal for spices, bell peppers, onion and dried...
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  • A World of Spice

    28 January 2015

    Recently commisioned by CEO Ed Starke are two world maps created from spices, and indicating their country of origin. These now feature in the foyers at both Camstar Herbs and Camstar Ingredients.

    Here at Camstar ingredients the map...
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  • Camstar Welcomes Martin Hoxworth

    Group Sales Manager

    10 December 2014

    Camstar are very pleased to welcome Martin Hoxworth onto the team. Martin is taking the position of Group Sales Manager and will operate on behalf of both Camstar Herbs Ltd. and Camstar Ingredients Ltd. His forward thinking approach...
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  • A new product from Camstar Ingredients

    10 October 2014

    Camstar ingredients latest product development involves us creating a version of Yuzukoshō (柚子胡椒, also yuzugoshō) using imported fermented green jalapeno chillies and 100% yuzu juice. Yuzukoshō is a type of Japanese seasoning. It is a paste made from chilli peppers...
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  • New Product Development Bulletin

    Now Available for Download

    01 October 2014

    We at Camstar Ingredients would like you to hear about our flair for N.P.D.  Keep up to date with all we have to offer with our latest bulletin.

  • New Food Service Bulletin

    Now Available for Download

    26 June 2014

    The Camstar Ingredients Food Service Bulletin is now available. This quarterly newsletter will keep you up to date with all the latest news from C.I. including our newest products and our expanding processing capabilities.

  • Camstar at the European Spice Association

    06 June 2014

    This year Camstar are making themselves known at the European Spice Association General Assembly. Here is  Ed Starke representing us at the main event in Murcia, Spain.

    Also with Ed were Sales Manager Tracey Clark and the Operations Director of Camstar Ingredients...
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  • American Spice Trade Association 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibits

    14 May 2014

    CEO Ed Starke represented Camstar Herbs Ltd. at the American Spice Trade Association 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibits.

    This event provided a series of lectures on the latest key spice industry issues and was well attended by both US spice producers and...
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  • World Spice Congress 2014

    08 May 2014

    Camstar CEO Ed Starke cuts a dashing figure at the 2014 World Spice Congress, India.
    This year the main topic was sustainability, with the achievement of consistent quality standards around the world being key to achieving it.

    Ed represented Camstar Herbs...
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  • BRCv6 ‘A’ Grade accredited

    Camstar Ingredients Ltd are pleased to announce the company has achieved BRCv6 ‘A’ Grade accreditation at the first attempt. The certification covers all the product ranges currently manufactured on our site in Eye, Suffolk. To view or downlaod our certificate...
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  • ASTA 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibits

    Ed & Tracey in the USA

    Here's CEO Ed Starke and Sales Director Tracey Clark in attendance at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the American Spice Trade Association. This year the AGM is located at the Hilton Austin, in Texas.
    As usual Ed...
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  • Food Service Supply

    Camstar Ingredients Ltd have recently commissioned a food service packing line at its Eye, Suffolk production facility. This allows the company to supply products in small pots, foil pouches and induction heat sealed sapphire jars. Please contact us on for...
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