Convenience Food, Ready Meals, Soups & Sauces

When it comes to packaged food, creativity knows no limits. Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition experts provide all the needed ingredients to improve the pleasant taste, balance the colours, provide stability, and create the required texture of your products. We also supply a big portfolio of clean label ingredients for your convenience food, ready meals, soups and sauces.

A complete meal out of one package is a daily routine to many people. One or two quick steps and just a few minutes are needed and a main dish, pasta product, rich soup, or prepared salad is ready to be eaten. These products have to fit the major trends and claims like organic, heart healthy, rich in protein, diabetic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or fat reduced which are major influences of buying decisions.

tacos in dip
We know all throughout of the convenience food

Small parts with huge effects

Sauces and dressings are the soul of a meal. They add a personal note, are indispensable and exist in an almost endless variety. Be it spicy Mexican taco, bold Chinese hoisin or piquant Caribbean Jamaican Jerk: The thirst for adventures opens new possibilities since ethnic and exotic flavours are in great demand by consumers.

On the rise is also the soup segment – analysts from Innova Market Insights see an increase in sales all around the globe. Especially Europe is strong with a plus of 54 percent. Soups are not only considered as an appetiser but as a complete meal itself. One reason for this are trends like vegetarian and vegan products, which come in many different versions and find a huge appeal among customers.

Slice of pizza
We know how to improve stability and extend the expiry date

Packaged food has a giant share in the market, so the latest and best ingredients are necessary to stay on top of the competition. When it comes to food processing, enrichment, fortification and preservation, Brenntag Food & Nutrition has the knowledge and a tremendous network of suppliers to help to develop your products. With our tailored solutions and innovative power food, companies gain full control over every aspect of their final product.

  • Food design
    • flavourings, natural flavourings, extracts
    • yeast extracts
    • hydrolysed vegetable proteins
    • foodstuffs with flavouring and colouring properties
    • synthetic and natural colours
    • flavour enhancers
    • other
  • Food ingredients
    • sodium chlorides and other salts
    • dried egg products
    • functional flours
    • gelatins, various gel strenght
    • gelatin hydrolysates, collagen protein hydrolysates
    • other
  • Food technology
    • plant and animal proteins
    • starches: native, functional native, modified
    • phosphates
    • thickeners and gelling agents
    • emulsifiers
    • sugars
    • other
  • Nutritional ingredients
    • fibers
    • minerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium
    • nutraceuticals
    • sugar substitutes
    • poliols
    • high intensity sweeteners
  • Food safety and shelf life
    • preservatives
    • acids and their salts
    • antioxidants
    • stabilizers and acidity regulators
    • other
  • Processing agents
    • drinking, industrial and waste water treatment agents
    • chemicals for cleaning and disinfection (lub chemicals for cleaning and disinfecting devices)
    • anti-caking agents
    • anti-foaming agent
    • carriers and solvents
    • raising agents
    • enzymes for meat, fish and seafood industries
    • other

Get in contact

Are you interested to learn more? Please contact our experts and discuss with them

  • how to extend shelf life of your fresh, refrigerated salads,
  • how to achieve the required texture and stability for your pourable or scoopable, emulsified sauces.
  • or how to build your taste, with flavours, flavour enhancers and extracts.