Higham Ferrers firm to expand and create jobs

Major International Ltd in Bury Close, Higham Ferrers
Major International Ltd in Bury Close, Higham Ferrers

A food manufacturing firm in Higham Ferrers is expanding – and creating jobs.

Major International Ltd, based in Bury Close, Higham Ferrers Business Park, has recently acquired another large manufacturing facility on the same industrial estate.

It is due to open next month and will enable the company, where 30 people work, to initially employ five to 10 more staff, with maybe more to come in the following months.

Major International specialises in producing soups, sauces, stocks and gravies.

All of its products use entirely natural ingredients with no artificial additives and are manufactured in an EU-approved factory.

The products are supplied to the food manufacturing markets, including the cook-chill, ready meals industry and the catering trade.

Products include gravy, stock and sauce powders and pastes in a variety of flavours such as chicken, vegetable, beef, lamb, mushroom, salmon, lobster, turkey, blue cheese and a whole host of others.

Major International also provides a range of specialist products such as Halal-certified mixes and stocks; five of the 19 stock bases are Halal.

Alongside this, because of the areas of use of their products, such as in hospitals, there has to be a careful monitoring of salt and fat.

Stock bases in savoury chicken, lamb, beef, vegetable and cheese varieties have less than 0.5g of fat per 100g and are preservative-free.

In addition salt is strictly limited, with powder mixes and levels having less than 1g of salt per kg of mix.