About The Facility

Our SALSA audited and accredited killer allergen free development and production facility is based in the beautiful Rossendale Valley near Rawtenstall at the end of the M66. Just 35 minutes from Manchester and close to the M60/M62/M65/M6 corridors, our central location makes us ideal for anyone with huge food ambitions but without the facilities to scale. It’s official title is The Kellinu Portelli Food Innovation & Development Centre after our very dear friend who was a great suporter and who passed away on Everest in 2019, but we call it NPHQ.

Pat & Barb our steam jacketed tilting kettles

At the heart of the kitchen is professional catering equipment by Groen, Hobart, Electrolux and Lincat. Our twin 40 quart 3 phase steam jacketed vessels will reduce cooking times drastically and increase quantities of product produced which improves your bottom line.

Additionally our commercial pass through dishwasher with a final wash cycle above 82 degrees meets current EHO regulations regarding sterilisation procedures.

We have invested in a Riggs Autopack depositor with interchangeable filling heads to cope with many filling applications from pouches to jars and buckets, with capacity to fill anywhere from 1000 units to 30,000 units a month. Our Electrolux 150 litre boilers allow us to increase production volumes to meet your needs. From NPD to trial to full production – we’ve got your back.

‘Killer’ allergen Free Facility: No Peanuts/Shellfish are allowed on site and neither are gluten-containing ingredients (our own products are certified gluten-free). It’s hugely important to us to continue to build on the trust we have with our customers by ensuring the food we, and anyone else using the facility, produce is safe and free from allergen cross-contamination.

We have the capability to act as your Drop Ship agents too meaning you spend the time selling instead of paperwork, manufacturing and packing.

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  • Farmer’s market stallholders needing additional capacity
  • Scaling food producers
  • Insufficient preparation space
  • New Recipe Development
  • EHO issues with current working space
  • Seasonal capacity

Glassware and Packaging: Our preferred glass supplier is Spinks Compak based in Leeds. We have very strict glass control procedures in place which starts with a recognised supplier and traceability from the manufacturer for ALL glass jars and bottles we use. There is a LOT of cheap glass being sold that could potentially cause issues (especially in hot filling above 90 degrees) with recall. We WILL need a traceability certificate for ALL glassware before it is brought onto our premises and we reserve the right to refuse any glassware that does not conform and quarantine them.

Steam Jacketed Cooking Vessels
Our twin Groen 40 qt steam jacketed vessels Pat and Barb vastly increase quantity and reduce cooking times.

So, if you have HUGE food plans and are ready to scale, give Karen a call on 07971 047817 to discuss how we can help you or register your interest but filling in the contact form.

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