UK: Essential introduces Halal catering stocks

Essential Cuisine has introduced a new range of Halal stocks that meet Halal Food Agency guidelines. Available in chicken, vegetable, beef and lamb flavours, the stocks are suitable for those catering for diets that require Halal dishes. Each product is made in a licensed, dedicated production unit by staff trained to handle Halal ingredients.

Nigel Crane, managing director of Essential Cuisine, said: “This is now an integral consumer group for UK caterers to consider, but what’s the point of buying Halal meat if you then add ingredients to a dish which go against the religious beliefs of the Muslim community?

“One of the key ingredients in many dishes is stock, which delivers depth and balance of flavour, and, while there are other Halal-approved stocks on the professional market, many just do not cut it in terms of flavour, consistency and yield. We wanted to put this right.”

Each stock offers 50 litres of liquid per 800g tub, and contains no MSG or preservatives.