Briefs: Financial benefits of frozen food highlighted

A study commissioned by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and conducted by the Manchester Food Research Centre concluded that it was more cost-effective for foodservice establishments to buy prepared frozen alternatives, rather than to manufacture identical dishes on site. In nearly all cases during the research, dishes made to duplicate recipe from scratch cost more than 24% more than their frozen counterparts. This figure rose to 66% with more labour-intensive dishes which involved a high skill level. Based on these results, BFFF estimates that frozen food could save the UK foodservice industry millions of pounds a year.