Greencore_Quality_Control_library271What’s ┬áSpecial About Chilled Foods

The UK chilled food sector is unique because UK chilled foods are

  1. Unpreserved – hygiene and safety is critical, assured by:-
  2. Generally multicomponent, e.g. pizzas, sandwiches, ready meals, soups, salads, sushi
  3. Prepared:-
    • Ready to eat
    • Ready to reheat
    • Ready to cook
  4. Made to order:-
    • JIT (just in time) systems – short production runs
    • Often made on the day of delivery to retailers
  5. Made of seasonal raw materials, but production is year-round so we use pan-global sources meeting UK standards
  6. >95% retailer own label foods – manufacturers have exceptionally close partnerships with retailers

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