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EHL’s organic blends spice up Christmas

For an international twist on traditional Christmas recipes, EHL Ingredients is offering food manufacturers a range of festive organic ingredient blends and stuffing mixes.

Spice up stuffings with two organic mixes from EHL. The first is a Middle Eastern style organic sultana, lemon and spice stuffing – a mix of juicy sultanas, breadcrumbs, a burst of citrus lemon with aromatic fennel, coriander, ginger and black pepper. Or for a distinctive Mediterranean flavour, add the organic garlic, tomato and herb stuffing to Christmas dishes and dinners – a blend of organic breadcrumbs, garlic, tomato, spices fennel, cumin, black pepper, parsley and oregano.

With the demand from UK consumers for more exotic flavour combinations, food manufacturers can create unique festive dishes by using the blends as accompaniments to spice up traditional pork, lamb, chicken or turkey dishes or use in dry format for stuffing mixtures and balls.

Part of EHL’s organic range, the versatile stuffing mixes are an exciting addition to the seasonal range designed to add alternative flavours and textures to Christmas dinners, and tap into consumers’ love of world cuisine.

For a more traditional Christmas recipe, EHL also offers organic spiced cranberry stuffing which combines nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper with tangy cranberries to bring festive flavours to seasonal dishes.

In addition, the leading importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world also supplies mulled wine blends, dried fruit mixes and mixed seasonal spices. EHL’s mulled wine and cider blend includes a balanced combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. EHL’s premium ground mixed spice blend is the perfect product to use in a variety of Christmas-themed recipes while dried fruits and mixed peel are also key ingredients for baked goods such as Christmas puddings, stollen and fruit loaves as well as modern recipes, such as spiced orange and cranberry cake and mince pie cupcakes.

Available in bulk, the blends are ideal for food manufacturers and processors to add to prepared foods or package into smaller bags or boxes to be sold on supermarket shelves for consumers to use at home. EHL can supply these blends under short lead times if required, can collaborate with brands and food manufacturers developing new products and can also offer advice on new and existing formulations.

Christine Peers, sales director at EHL Ingredients, says: “Following customer demand for new and innovative additions to traditional Christmas recipes, as well as responding to market trends for quality, organic products, we are offering a range of both traditional and international blends this Christmas.

“We launched our first range of organic blends last year, and since then we’ve had an influx of requests for new international blends and stuffing mixes. British consumers are always looking for the next big food trend, especially around Christmas, and our new organic stuffing mixes are certain to be a popular choice.

“Christmas is always a key period for food manufacturers, and our quality spices are perfect for many types of bakery items, ready meals and Christmas-themed dishes and accompaniments. It’s important for food manufacturers to stay one step ahead and use interesting, quality products that consumers will love and buy time and again.

EHL Ingredients can offer allergen-free as well as conventional and organic blends on request, can match or enhance existing blends and can collaborate with manufacturers on bespoke formulations for new products.

All blends are formulated on-site in EHL’s new product development kitchen using high quality organic ingredients from trusted suppliers around the globe. It also offers bespoke organic herb and spice blends which can be sold as ready-made mixes or marinades. Its products are available to food manufacturers and meat processors, wholesalers and cash and carries, co-packers, multiple retailers, health food stores and large co-operatives.

To ensure that all EHL’s ingredients are 100 per cent organic, it carries out a rigorous auditing process for all of its suppliers. Additionally, at its headquarters in Stockport, Cheshire, it follows strict hygiene procedures to ensure that there is no cross-contamination, providing the very best in quality for its customers.

 


Posted on November 14, 2016

EHL Ingredients Boosts Management Team With New Appointment

Stockport-based food ingredient supplier, EHL Ingredients, welcomes Natalie Daley into its growing team as Technical Manager.

Natalie Daley will be responsible for product specifications, overseeing quality and food safety procedures and ensuring all food standards policies are met. As Technical Manager, she will create, amend and adapt product specifications, both for existing ingredients and new herb and spice blends, as well as oversee all quality systems to ensure they meet regulatory standards. With a Bsc in Food and Nutrition from Manchester Metropolitan University, Natalie brings with her three years’ industry experience.

The latest addition to the team is part of EHL Ingredients’ on-going business growth plan, aiming for sales of £7 million by the end of 2016, and brings the staff total to 30 at the head office on Broadstone Industrial Estate in Reddish, Stockport. Natalie will report to joint Managing Director, Tasneem Backhouse, who is delighted to welcome her to the team.

Tasneem commented: “Natalie is joining us at an exciting time for the company. Her valuable technical expertise and knowledge of policies and standards will support the company as a whole to ensure we continue to deliver high quality products, as we plan to increase our supplier base, and extend our product portfolio and range of international herb and spice blends.

“As we enter our twentieth year of business, we have set our sights on achieving sales of £7 million – our highest target to date. We are confident about our progress as business and are proud of our achievements to date in this highly competitive market place.”

In addition to Natalie’s appointment, EHL is pleased to announce promotions within the company. Susan Baron will now be working as EHL’s Customer Service Manager, Sherill Simm has been promoted to Account Manager, and Andrew Pickering will now act as Technical Administrator.
Amanda Garnett has also been appointed as Purchasing Assistant.

The company supplies around 300 food ingredients and boasts a 200-strong organic range as well as over 70 custom blends. EHL Ingredients’ products are sold into the food manufacturing, wholesale, retail and catering sectors and used in end products, such as breads and bakery items, ready meals, healthy snacks and soups and sauces. They are also sold to speciality food shops, delis and organic retailers across the UK.
EHL Ingredients was awarded its fifth grade A BRC certification once again in December last year. This gives EHL’s customers the reassurance of the company’s quality and safety management processes and opens up new growth opportunities for the business.
To find out more about EHL Ingredients, visit www.ehl-ingredients.co.uk, email info@ehl-ingredients.co.uk or call 0161 480 7902.
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EHL Ingredients is an importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world. From herbs and spices, to beans and pulses and dried fruit, it supplies over 300 food ingredients to all areas of the food industry, and boasts a 200-strong organic range as well as over 70 custom blends. Now in its 20th year of trading, it employs 30 staff and its head office is based on Broadstone Industrial Estate, Stockport.

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Posted on September 7, 2016

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