The UK’s first dedicated gluten-free, egg and dairy free manufacturing plant is now fully operational following a £8million investment by food coatings firm Bowman Ingredients.

Bowman Ingredients is continuing to lead the way in the Free From sector to meet increasing demand from its customer base of food manufacturers across Europe. The new production facility in Bedford is the first of its kind in the UK to be dedicated solely to the production of gluten-free, egg and dairy free crumb systems and coatings, including batter mixes, pre-dusts and dry mix marinades.

Bowman Ingredients CEO Rory Bowman says: “We have been at the forefront of innovation in gluten-free and Free From food coatings for 15 years but this investment takes us to a whole new level. We are now able to supply the volumes we need to meet increasing demand from our customers in the UK and Europe.”

Rory Bowman adds: “As well as expanding production, our dedicated gluten-free, egg and dairy free blending plant will allow us to develop new products, increase flexibility and improve response times. All products are manufactured to a specification of less than 5ppm (parts per million) of gluten, to ensure the highest level of brand protection for our customers.”

As well as being a major player in the supply of Free From crumb systems, Bowman Ingredients also produces a full range of coatings for frozen and chilled food including value added meat, poultry, fish, potato and vegetable products. For more information visit: