Whether you’re gluten intolerant or making an active lifestyle choice to remove gluten from your diet, Riverside Foods have launched a range of gluten free poultry products for the foodservice sector with no compromise on taste.
As the awareness of the effects of gluten grows, more and more people are requesting alternatives be made readily available. Mintel say that 5% of consumers in the UK avoid gluten due to an allergy or intolerance but that as much as 8% of consumers want to remove it from their diet for healthier lifestyle reasons. Mintel also predict a growth in the value of the free from market from £531m in 2016 to £673m by 2020* so the free from market is rapidly losing the old “niche” stigma.
Riverside’s gluten free whole muscle chicken range includes Chicken Goujons, Chicken Chunks, Chicken Escalopes, Chicken Mini Fillets and Chicken Kievs. The products are made with 100% whole muscle, unprocessed, chicken breast coated in a delicious, golden, gluten free breadcrumb. The gluten free breaded chicken products are made to rigorous standards using the best ingredients and are clearly labelled to help customers identify them. Riverside’s products are BRC accredited to meet the AOECS Standard for gluten free foods and the manufacturing factory operates strict standards in terms of supplier and ingredient approval, including complete ingredient traceability. Riverside are also certified and licensed by Coeliac UK to carry the internationally recognised Crossed Grain symbol under licence number GB 071.
Managing Director Leigh Morris said “Our gluten free range has been created with the utmost care for customers with gluten intolerances and we especially developed a gluten free breadcrumb which does not compromise on taste or texture, in fact our gluten free breadcrumb has become a firm favourite within our team! Gluten free is no longer a niche market just for consumers with gluten intolerances but for a wider consumer base seeking an all round healthier diet. We felt strongly that we, as a dedicated supplier to the foodservice sector, needed to develop and offer a gluten free range to improve the choice for consumers eating in and out of the home.”
Riverside’s products are individually quick frozen and with speedy cooking times and a four way cook option, they are ready to eat in minutes from frozen! They are also easy to store, easy to portion control and easy to prepare satisfying the essential requirements of busy caterers.
Riverside’s products are authentically Halal allowing caterers to satisfy the needs of the Muslim population in the UK. Available in bulk or cater size bags. Call now to order or for further information on 01691 839288.
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