Bart Spices is launching a range of Fairtrade organic herbs in Tesco stores this week.
The Bristol-based ingredients brand claims to be the first major herbs and spices supplier to bring Fairtrade certified herbs to the UK consumer. The move follows its launch of Fairtrade spices in 2005.
The first four herbs to launch will be basil, marjoram, thyme and mint in recyclable tubs; with an additional five: parsley, sage, fennel seed, mace and rosemary, to follow in November 2011.
David Collard, Bart Spices CEO, said: “This is a very exciting launch for us, as it marks another first for Bart Spices as well as the herbs and spices category. This has only been possible because of our close working relationships with our growers and suppliers both of which are paramount to our work ethic. Equally it is very rewarding to be able to give something back to these developing communities, be it education, equipment or resource.”
Harriet Lamb, executive director from the Fairtrade Foundation, said: “This is great news for the growers in Egypt, while here the public will be delighted to brighten up their cooking with Fairtrade herbs. Congratulations to Bart Spices for further adding yet more flavour to the Fairtrade range.”
The new Fairtrade Organic herbs will be available through the website www.bartspices.com and participating Tesco stores.