WHERE WE BEGAN
Like any good success story, Icon Foods (Pty) Ltd began on a farm. As an avid polo player, the founder of the company used to grow Teff for his string of polo ponies. Much to his surprise, he met an Ethiopian who wanted to buy the Teff as “human food” – to make Injera, a type of flatbread. Only then did he realise that Teff is much more than horse fodder.
Guided by the Ethiopian’s expertise, he learnt about the best growing, harvesting, and stone milling practises for Teff. His initial experiments served the local market, before growing into an International Export Business. What started as a small factory, grew into a brand new, state of the art plant in 2016. In 2017, a second factory was built, boasting a world class milling plant. In 2018 Icon Foods International was launched as a new fully fledged global gluten-free grain and flour supplier.
WHAT SETS US APART
From the onset, we maintain close relations with our suppliers by supervising and managing crops from the day they are planted. Product quality is our top priority. Each delivery is subject to strict grading at our in-house laboratory. The luxury of having a fully fledged laboratory on site, improves both quality and turn-around time. As we can decide faster, we can deliver faster. Once the product is approved and received into our silo’s, we clean and stone mill by order.
WE BELIEVE IN
To supply the world with superior quality gluten-free products.
Source high quality Gluten-free Grains from selected producers
Maintain world class production practices
Produce only the purest product
Operate in a environmentally responsible manner
Uphold ethical business and behaviour
Values: integrity | diligence | cooperation | brilliance
In a wholesome environment with plenty of sunlight and healthy soil, we grow the purest quality gluten-free grains – with no ecological harm.
Our products are free from external biological, physical and chemical properties.
We operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
We use no pesticides, and very little or no fertiliser. To control broad leaf weeds, we only use herbicides from reputable multi-nationals, such as Bayer.
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A trusted network of South-African grain growers, supplements our internal cultivation.
Together, we maintain a quality code that makes us an exporter of choice.
We use both proven, and modern technology to give you nutritious gluten-free flours.
With traditional stone mills and modern machinery, our products are milled to perfection in our state of the art facility.
Our products are trusted globally for its purity.
WE OPERATE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE
Bearing in mind the current state of the global climate, environmental awareness has become essential – no reputable business should be guilty of environmental harm. We take great comfort and pride in our operational protocol that ensures minimum impact and maximum output. Whilst we continue to supply to the global feeding needs, we want to ensure that generations to come can do so as well.
WE PRODUCE ONLY THE PUREST FLOUR PRODUCTS
In line with our values, we understand the importance of merging indigenous knowledge with modern know-how. Built on the stone milling technique learnt from the Ethiopians, we supplement the process with modern equipment to produce only the finest flour. With our attention to detail, and a true passion for our products, you receive only the very best.