As the care sector emerges out of the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, a new alternative for the industry is offering nutritious food which can be stored for up to 25 years.
The diverse range offered by Fuel Your Preparation offers nutritious food that retains its freshness for 25 years in tins or seven years in pouches for storage.
Many care home food supplies have struggled through the pandemic with inadequate kitchen facilities and patchy supplies from distributors. The National Care Association, which represents more than 600 small and medium-sized care homes, said some members had been unable to stock up adequately.
Atiyya Tailor, of Fuel Your Preparation, said: “The care sector has been particularly badly hit with the pandemic. Emergencies such as these ultimately affect the elderly and how we look after them but the option of freeze dried food means you always have stocks of food ready.
“Whether care homes suffer a power cut or a similar crisis to this pandemic in the future, they can be prepared and in a position to feed their residents with nutritious meals.
”The meal range in tins and pouch formats from Fuel Your Preparation includes chicken tikka with rice, pasta bolognaise, beef stew, spicy pasta Arrabiata, five bean cassoulet, chocolate mousse and rice pudding. Ingredients and staple items come in tins and include diced chicken and minced beef.
Meeting challenges ahead, the products also come in kit form as ingredients such as green beans, beef mince and white rice and offer organisations freeze dried breakfasts, desserts and main meals including vegetarian options depending on needs.
Fuel Your Preparation freeze dried foods contain carbohydrates and protein, are easy to prepare by adding water, and come with a shelf life of 25 years in tins or seven years in pouches for storage. Freeze dried ingredients are produced by removing the water from the original product and retaining the nutrition and taste.