Central Foods has increased its range of gluten-free chicken products to meet increased demand for free-from items from foodservice operators
The launch of Golden Valley Foods gluten-free chicken fillet-Italiano and Golden Valley Foods gluten-free southern fried chicken goujons come at a time where research firm Mintel estimates that 13% of the UK population is now avoiding gluten.
Gordon Lauder, managing director of Central Foods, said: “Chicken is the most popular meat served in the UK, and there’s a growing demand for gluten-free products generally, so the new Golden Valley Foods products are ideal items for foodservice operators to add to their menus.
“There has been strong interest in the three Golden Valley Foods gluten-free chicken products launched exclusively through Central Foods in 2018, and we are very pleased that we have now added a fourth and fifth to the range, which gives our foodservice customers even more choice when it comes to chicken.”
Central Foods is based near Northampton and supplies more than 400 different lines into foodservice. It currently sells to more than 220 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers and the entire foodservice industry.