Open Door PR client shortlisted for ‘Free From Eating Out’ awards

FFEOA 15 shortlisted RGB 72dpiWe are delighted to announce Good Deli Company’s Gluten Free Fusilli pasta has been selected as a finalist  for the 2015 Free From Eating Out Awards. Shortlisted in the foods manufactured for food-service category, the pasta is high quality gluten free alternative hailing from Italy.

The winners will be announced at this years Food Matters Live, London in November with presentations by Anthony Worrall Thompson.

Since the arrival of the new EU regulations covering food service in December 2014 knowing about any of the 14 major allergens in the food that you serve has become a requirement for all food service outlets. After some initial resistance the food service industry has now largely got its head around the requirements and is realising that the ‘freefrom’ market offers considerable, as yet almost totally untapped, potential. The FreeFrom Eating Out Awards aim to encourage food service to develop this market which will not only grow their businesses but hugely benefit the allergic, intolerant and coeliac community.

Awards director, Michelle Berriedale-Johnson comments:

‘It is great to see how many outlets from all across the country have now got their heads around the new allergen regulations and are already creating exciting, innovative and super healthy ‘freefrom’ menus. From the local chippie to the five star restaurant or the high street chain, coeliacs and those with allergies and intolerances do now stand a realistic chance of being served not only a safe, but a really tasting and interesting meal.’

The shortlist includes every sort of outlet from a large conference centre to a local community café – plus an ever growing list of companies manufacturing products for food service: from staples such as gluten-free chips and bake-in-bag gluten-free table rolls to dairy-free pestos and gluten-free beers.

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