To meet the needs of a growing market for products that cater to consumers with food allergies and intolerances, Golden Pig & Co is expanding its range to include the first gluten-free and allergy-friendly dumplings in Australia.

With food allergies and intolerances currently affecting one in five Australians according to Flanders Investment and Trade, food products catering to this market are growing at rapid a pace.

The range of Golden Pig & Co frozen gluten-free dumplings has proved so popular, the company says, that it has just expanded with four new flavours including chicken and lemongrass, beef and ginger, pork and spring onion, tofu and shiitake mushroom

“We were not only the first to create gluten-free and allergy-friendly dumplings commercially in Australia, but also the first to use ethical meat from a local meat supplier (also a sustainable farmer) in dumplings, to use organic ingredients vegetables and spice with no MSG, enhancer or filler, with all ingredients that are non-GMO,” says co-founder Erika Chan.

“We went to trade shows and listened to the consumers and retailers. They’re all seeking clean and fresh ingredients, easy meals with nutritious values. We think it is important to remind people that clean ingredients benefit our bodies. We wanted to make our product more accessible, so we can offer options that can be shared with the whole family.”

Golden Pig & Co gluten-free frozen dumplings are stocked at independent grocers and boutique grocery stores in NSW, Qld, Vic, SA and Tasmania.

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