Our mission is to source quality products at competitive prices by forging and maintaining business relationships with diverse suppliers who share our passion for providing a first rate service.
Our rate of growth has been spectacular but the greatest satisfaction is derived from the loyalty, firm friendships and business relationships we have managed to foster with leading manufacturers, clients and suppliers around the world.
We have invested in new technology and we study satellite enhanced weather patterns and can, at a moment's notice, ensure crop positions damaged in one hemisphere can be rapidly supplemented from the other. We realise our clients cannot afford to be without quality product and we have a reputation for delivering the goods whatever the agricultural catastrophe. All our supply companies are fully audited on a regular basis and high calibre quality control is a vital part of the Foodnet approach.
Extensive business is contracted with vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and rice in IQF, aseptic, canned dehydrated or chilled form, although the main concentration of the business is IQF. We number among our clients major ready meal, pizza and baby food manufacturers together with the very best retail packers.
The UK has a tradition of producing some of the finest frozen vegetables in the world and Foodnet has always been actively involved with farming groups in organising production for export.
Hundreds of thousands of tons of high quality IQF garden peas are produced in the UK and there is special demand for these from our clients around the World who appreciate their sweetness and tenderness.
We also export other famous UK products. Cut green beans, broad beans, cauliflower, carrots, swede parsnip or turnip.
We pride ourselves on being actively involved with farming groups in organising production for export. Our traceability processes from seed to final product meet nationally agreed levels of practice, together with effective Environmental Management helping to reduce pollution.
Most of the products mentioned are grown and produced by us or our agents and comply with the pesticides (maximum residue in foods) regulations 1988 and the Food & Safety Act 1990. All products are offered with full microbiological and quality control analysis; and are guaranteed to be of the highest quality.
A first class service
We have over 20 years’ experience in the foodservice market and can dedicate our time to look after your requirements.
We can offer over 40 different veg mixes alone, in both 1kg and 2.5kg packs. We can combine the foodservice packs with our tried and tested logistics to bring them over on a weekly basis. To complement our vegetables we also offer a complete range of frozen fruits in both 1 kilo and 2.5 kilo packs. We look forward to your enquiries.
To go hand in hand with the foodservice packs of fruits and vegetables we also do a range of Party/Finger foods from Scelta Products.
Within the range there is pre-fried, oven ready and coated and breaded versions of mushrooms and various vegetables. Unlike many other producers of similar products Scelta use fresh mushrooms, which results in the coatings staying on the product right through until eating. Added to this range is of course the high quality Natural and Extruded Onion Rings in all pack sizes.
We have particularly strong connections with Spain and other Mediterranean countries, which mean we can offer a specialist service in produce from these areas.
Our directors have been responsible for creating and developing many of the products you see today, such as the tricolour (red, green & yellow) pepper mix, which has proved so popular with the British consumer. Based on an original idea by us, it is now the most popular retail pepper in the world. Peppers are offered diced, sliced, mixed red, green, yellow and orange. In addition we are able to produce artichokes, broccoli, aubergines, courgettes asparagus, extra fine whole beans, onions and tomatos to the very highest specifications either adhering to the Chipping Campden gradings or applying clients' own specifications.
We have a long history of developing the UK market for IQF baby and Oriental style vegetables and we continue to set the pace by introducing new products. Baby vegetables from South and Central America are offered together with a full range of oriental types, such as bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, snow peas, bean sprouts, black fungus and also now ginger puree and garlic cloves.
One of the fastest growing demands is for IQF Mushrooms.
These can be supplied as diced sliced or whole buttons used for pizza toppings, ready meals of vegetable mixes. Production is in Holland, France and China and developments are now taking place in India. Shi Take and Oyster mushrooms are also available as are wild forest mushroom, Cepes and Chanterelles.
Button mushrooms, together with baby corn, broccoli and sweet peppers are also prepared for the coated vegetable industry, now so popular as snacks and starters.
Click here to see the process of Dutch mushroom growing.
Mixes and stir fries
With our rice and pasta production we are able to take full advantage of the rapidly developing market for stir fries and other mixes. A full mixing facility is available to Foodnet clients.
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Article taken from The Grocer Magazine 11 may 2013