Dalziel Ingredients – the UK specialist in bespoke seasoning blends, cures and functional ingredients – has been awarded the prestigious Crossed Grain symbol by Coeliac UK for its gluten-free products.
This means a wide range of the company’s finished products are certified gluten-free by Coeliac UK, Europe’s largest coeliac disease charity, and are licensed to carry the Crossed Grain symbol.
All Dalziel Ingredients’ products – seasonings, complete mixes, rubs, glazes, functional blends, batters, crumbs, snack seasonings, cures and brines – can be developed as gluten free, and existing products can re reformulated to be gluten free.
Internationally recognised, the Crossed Grain symbol can only be displayed by food manufacturers whose ingredients and production processes pass rigorous testing to ensure they are gluten free.
Dalziel Ingredients has invested heavily in its state-of-the-art factory and new product development centre in Gateshead, where it has a dedicated gluten-free line.
Richard Wilson, sales director at Dalziel Ingredients, said: “With ever growing demand from retailers for more gluten free choices, they have to rely on their suppliers to confirm their products are legally gluten free.
“We’ve made significant investment in establishing a dedicated gluten free line that eliminates cross-contamination of products at every stage.
“We’re delighted to receive official recognition from Coeliac UK and are proud to display the Crossed Grain symbol.”
Sarah Sleet, chief executive at Coeliac UK, added: “Dalziel’s products had to meet strict criteria to ensure they are gluten-free, both in terms of the ingredients and the production process.
“This provides certainty to consumers of the gluten-free status of all their products which is essential for people with coeliac disease who must follow a strict gluten-free diet for life.”
Dalziel Ingredients’ product development team advises food manufacturers on new flavour concepts and trends, market analysis, factory processes, recipe formulations and product quality enhancements – increasing yields, salt reductions, improved texture and fat reduction.
Functionality, appearance and flavour are all important trademarks of the Dalziel Group, which has a heritage as a market leading, family owned food service specialist going back more than 90 years.