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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

More UK Free-From Foods Honoured

Good to hear that the UK is finally catching up with the States in foods that are milk and wheat-free.

Checkout Magazine reported on the latest to win honours for their foods.

Two companies in the food sector have been awarded Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Cumbrian family bakery, Bells of Lazonby, has won the Queen’s Award in the Innovation category for its gluten, wheat and dairy-free products produced under the Ok and Village bakery brands.

Bells’ innovation has centred on the production of its allergy-friendly bakery products. The company’s aim was to provide great tasting rather than clinical products, which would have a wide appeal in the growing health and diets food markets. The products were launched at IFE in 2003 and are now listed by Asda, Booths, Boots, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. Bells’ sales have grown to £2.5m and its workforce has expanded to 30 from nothing two and half years ago.

I remember when just finding a single lactose-free milk product was an issue.

For more on UK products for those with lactose intolerance or milk allergies, also check my UK News page.

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