People’s attitudes to food and consumption are changing fast. More and more eco-conscious consumers are heeding the planetary wake-up call and demanding a futureproof approach to eating and nutrition. As a leading innovator in the global market for food ingredients, Solina has a key role to play in helping our clients in the food industry, food service, butchery, and health and nutrition sectors satisfy new consumer expectations by bringing them sensory food experiences from sustainable sources.

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Ethics, environment, health in food sourcing

With global issues like climate change and environmental degradation hitting the headlines, consumers are increasingly savvy about what they buy and eat. Alongside ethical concerns around animal welfare and food insecurity, this awareness is driving the trend towards more sustainable and healthy food. Being vegetarian, flexitarian or vegan is becoming mainstream, and ‘reducetarians’ are now on the rise with shoppers focusing on purity and traceability, seeking ultra-fresh produce with low food miles and zero waste. That’s where Solina comes in. Passionate about food innovation and creating value for our clients, our strong community of problem-solvers is leading the way on rethinking food to come up with tomorrow’s food solutions, today. We put forth all our nutritional, taste and visual, and functional expertise to source organic and eco-labelled ingredients and ensure a sustainable supply chain from start to end.

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Sustainable and safe food sourcing in action

Healthy, unpolluted and organic ingredients have strong consumer appeal, with eco-labelled products attracting a premium. In order for food manufacturers to be able to sell ready meals prepared with Marine Stewardship Council-certified seafood – meaning it was sustainably fished – as 100% sustainable, the sauce bases and ingredient blends used in the recipes also need to be certified. So Solina set about providing bespoke MSC-certified seafood bases that would increase the value of their clients’ products. Harnessing the know-how of its sourcing, quality control and procurement teams, Solina tracked down suppliers with the capacity to provide MSC-labelled seafood and then got its own factory and production processes in Bréal, France validated by the MSC. The site is among the first that offers this label to major clients, and plans to expand it further to other production sites and tick some of the boxes of the organic requirements.

Another key aspect of modern nutrition is the rise in allergies and the importance of providing safe, allergen-free food. Solina has developed a management tool that optimises processes across all departments – from R&D upstream, through sourcing and procurement, to the various stages involved in production, including batch scheduling and cleaning – to minimise cross-contamination risks. One of the benefits provided by our system is that it gives our food retailer clients the ability to track ingredients throughout the supply chain from field to fork so their end consumers enjoy safe, healthy eating with complete peace of mind

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Solina’s fully Ecocert-certified Weyersheim plant offers our clients complete traceability and the assurance that their custom-made culinary and functional blends, mixes and seasonings for meat products are sustainably produced wherever possible all the way down the line.

R&D

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The added value of our customised concept-based solutions relies on our decentralised approach to R&D. We are committed to keeping up with both the evolution of local tastes and the latest developments in global food innovation.

Co-working with our clients

  • CH&Co

    Solina UK invests in training young chefs and providing them with the best products through their brand Essential Cuisine. Solina has partnered with CH&Co to develop a 12 month training academy to help new chefs develop their skills for the future.

  • Chick'n Tin

    Solina developed turnkey food concepts Chick’n Tin. The concept illustrates how Solina works with long-standing clients to keep them at the forefront of the food industry. Chick’n Tin, a new concept, immediately appealed to our client Contimax.

  • Meny

    More convenience at the deli counter for Meny.  Solina Denmark partners with retail chain Meny to develop exciting convenience food solutions and boost the appeal of their meat and deli products to bring a fresh and appealing offer to customers.

  • Cris-Tim

    Cris-Tim becomes a market pioneer with new Clean label solutions. Cris-Tim called on Solina to help them develop clean label healthy meat products. The changes they made transformed not just their products, but also their sales, making them market innovators.