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Bernard Matthews has launched a range of pre-cooked,

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 BERNARD MATTHEWS​ has launched a range of pre-cooked, premium frozen turkey and chicken fillets. Made from 100% meat, the natural fillets are available as turkey marinated tikka, flame-grilled turkey, char-grilled chicken and lemon and herb marinated chicken. The fillets can be served either cold, or as a hot meal offering, making them ideal for popular snack foods such as baguette fills, tortilla wraps and pitta pockets, as well as in pastas, curries, salads and kebabs. Being 97% fat-free, they are suitable for healthy menu options, too. For more information contact Bernard Matthews Food Service on 01603 872611​ or visit

 SCHÖLLER ICE CREAM​ has doubled its range of speciality desserts by launching 13 new Erlenbacher cake desserts. Complementing Schöller's existing range, the new options include apple pie with butter crumble topping, strawberry buttermilk gâteau, cream cheesecake and Cointreau truffle gâteau. There is also a new range of patisserie style cakes such as café macchiato, lemon and lime and low-fat peach melba. Frozen and pre-sliced for convenience, the range has been launched in response to research showing that traditional cake desserts are the nation's favourite when eating out, topped only by ice cream. For further information contact Schöller on 01483 205500​ or visit

 SHARWOOD'S​ is spicing up its Indian offering with the addition of madras ready-to-use sauce to its range. The rich tomato-based cooking sauce joins Sharwood's korma, tikka masala, balti, jalfrezi and rogan josh varieties. Seasoned with red chilli and fenugreek leaves, its ready-touse formula offers chefs convenience when creating popular curry dishes. The sauce can also be used to add warmth to soups, mixed with yogurt for a marinade, used to flavour mashed potatoes and bread, or even to fill naans. The spicy addition contains no artificial flavourings or preservatives and is suitable for vegetarians. Bain marie and freezethaw stable, the product is available in 2x2.3kg jars yielding 25 portions and has a 12-month shelf life. For more information contact 0800 328 4246​ or visit

 Wholesale distributor 3663 has added 35 new lines of organic and additive-free foods to its frozen "fresh and chilled" division. The new range, supplied by Pure Organics and Additive Free, meets a growing demand for alternatives to highly processed foods in the foodservice market. Julie Moore, the division's marketing controller, says: "Operators are finding that dietary requirements are becoming a greater consideration for their customers, so catering for a wider range of needs is essential." The range consists of 25 new organic lines certified by the Soil Association, including vegetables, burgers, chipolatas, meat, nuggets, ready meals, bakery items, desserts and drinks. The 10 additive-free options include fish, ready meals, sausages, nuggets and grills. Many of the lines are also gluten and dairy free. For more information contact 0870 3663 000​ or visit

 MAJOR'S​ new mari-base marinades aim to reflect global influences on cuisine. The range includes Caribbean jerk, honey, lemon & mustard, Moroccan and Tennessee flavours, developed to accommodate new food trends championed by celebrity chefs and made more familiar by foreign travel. Key Note's Ethnic Food Forecast predicts Caribbean cuisine is expected to gain popularity with UK customers, and there are an estimated 380 Tex Mex and Caribbean restaurants in the UK. Pamela Kerr, Major's product development manager says: "The development team refers to traditional recipe books and researches authentic products to achieve the right taste and balance. "We also work closely with industry chefs and expert tasters to achieve the perfect flavour." For more information visit

 PREP FOODSERVICE SOLUTIONS​ is helping caterers to get creative with new speciality oils in its Chalice range. The products include infused oils of lemon, garlic, basil and chilli and a speciality range of nut and stir-fry oils in one-litre catering packs. The speciality range includes sesame, stir-fry and chalice groundnut oil, which can also be used for stir-frying and also suited to the cooking of other dishes where a high-heat, low-flavour option is required. Chalice walnut oil is a rich alternative to generic oils and is especially good in salad dressings when combined with sherry vinegar. It is available in 250ml bottles. For more information contact

 DALOON FOOD SERVICES​ has launched duck mini spring rolls. The frozen snacks consist of shredded duck with onion, leeks and spring onion in a Hoi Sin sauce, wrapped in a light, crisp pastry. Deep-fried or oven-baked from frozen, the spring rolls are ideal for serving as starters, side dishes and bar snacks, as well as on buffets, and are packed 90x20g to a case. For more information contact 01636 701000​ or email fnyrf@qnybbahx.pbz

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