Gluten free pizza bases supplied by Central Foods
As demand
for gluten-free products soars, frozen food distributor Central Foods has
revealed that if all the 12-inch gluten-free pizza bases it sold in the last
year were laid end-to-end it would measure 250 times the height of the Leaning
Tower of Pisa.
Northamptonshire-based company, which supplies foodservice outlets across the
UK and abroad, reports a growing demand for free-from, vegetarian and vegan
And with Coeliac
Awareness Week 2017 approaching in May, the firm has been reviewing its most
popular gluten-free items.
“Coeliac UK estimates that there are now over 1.3 million Britons or 3% of British adults
following a gluten-free diet. In addition, 8.58 million, or 13%, are
avoiding gluten in their diet, so it’s hardly surprising that we
are seeing an increase in demand for gluten-free items from foodservice
operators such as pubs, restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and other outlets,”
said Gordon Lauder, MD of frozen food distributor Central Foods.
“We are
proud to have been supplying the catering industry with frozen, ready-prepared,
sweet and savoury gluten-free products since 2009, and to have worked with
Coeliac UK to raise awareness about the issue in the industry.
gluten-free range that we offer is extensive, including meat products, pizza
bases and wraps, cakes, slices and tarts, macarons and desserts. Demand has
been growing across the gluten-free range, but it’s noticeable that the
gluten-free pizza bases are particularly popular and we’ve sold the equivalent
of 250 times the height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, if we were to lay them
end to end.
“While many foodservice operators already include
gluten-free items that are suitable for coeliacs on their menus, Coeliac
Awareness Week, from 8th to 14th May, is the chance for
them to offer additional gluten-free items – perhaps as specials or extra
dishes. It’s also the chance for operators to consider joining the Gluten Freevolution
– a new campaign being launched by Coeliac UK.”
Central Foods, which is based at Collingtree near
Northampton, supplies more than 220 independent wholesalers, as well as larger
national and regional wholesalers. It also supplies to foodservice caterers
across the entire foodservice industry, including pubs, hotels, restaurants,
staff canteens, schools, hospitals, coffee shops, football grounds and
Offering a one-stop shop to the foodservice sector, it
sources products from around the world and the UK, supplying more than 400
different lines, ranging from meat, bakery items and canapés through to buffet
products, desserts and puddings.

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