Bawnbua investment earns new contacts

Added-value meat supplier Bawnbua Foods has seen its food ingredients sector presence grow following an investment of £500,000 in its production facilities. According to the business, this investment has helped it win new supply contracts within the food manufacturing sector that are worth over £2 million in sales to date. 

This latest investment has enabled Bawnbua to supply a range of slow-cooked, minced and diced meats into specialist food manufacturing facilities that are making ready meals, pies and similar products. 

In addition to the provision of portion-controlled cooked meat ingredients, other specialist equipment installed at Bawnbua has enabled meat to be marinated, cured and smoked. 

The expansion, which took place in its Manchester and Northern Irish facilities, built on previous investment in new specialist equipment which cooks meats ‘sous-vide’ – a technique that involves vacuum cooking food in airtight plastic pouches under water.

The company has anticipated demand will continue to grow over the next two to three years as manufacturers continue to look for ways to reduce complexity in their operations. 

Stephen Allen, Bawnbua chief commercial officer, said: “The foodservice and manufacturing sectors are continually looking for ways to innovate production and drive efficiencies within their businesses; and our portion-controlled meat ingredients offering enables them to do so by removing a key cooking process from their system. Thanks to our globally recognised BRC accreditation for food safety, our customers can also rely on the quality and traceability of the products we provide.

“This is a highly strategic development for Bawnbua. It demonstrates how we are continually exploring new options for the business and are playing a key role in the food chain, which must continue to innovate if it is to cater for today’s increasingly discerning consumer.”

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