1 in 100 suffer gluten intolerance

Soil Association Gold Award

Organic meat producer Helen Browning’s Organic has increased its online presence with a new listing by nationwide organic delivery service Abel & Cole. The eponymous brand’s range of Hot Dogs, Speedy Sausages and bacon are now available to Abel & Cole’s customers and will represent the first gluten-free sausage to be offered by the delivery service.

One in 100 people in the UK and Europe suffer from gluten intolerance and sausages generally include gluten due to the filler used in many varieties. Helen Browning’s Organic Hot Dogs, a Gold winner at this year’s organic food awards, and the Speedy Sausages are both gluten-free, over 95 percent pork and all products are made from pigs that range freely on Helen’s and several other family farms.

“We’re really happy to be working with Helen Browning. Her fantastic sausages are absolutely delicious and they’re gluten free too, which is a brilliant bonus” says Claudia Ruane, Abel & Cole. “Our customers care about good food, animal welfare and supporting farming systems that are based on healthy soil rather than fertilisers and pesticides.”

Both businesses started out almost three decades ago when the organic sector was in its infancy and can be attributed with helping to grow the market. Abel & Cole puts its success down to its philosophy of knowing exactly where and how its products are grown, which, in the wake of traceability food scares such as the horsemeat scandal, is increasingly important to its customers.

Helen Browning has been farming organically at Eastbrook Farm in Swindon since 1986. Her breeding herd of 200 sows are pure British Saddlebacks - a hardy, native breed. There are about 2,000 pigs on the farm at any one time, living the outdoor life in family groups. Her Michelin-recommend pub and restaurant The Royal Oak lies in the middle of the farm and has been endorsed for the fifth year running in The Good Food Guide (2013).

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Background – Helen Browning’s Organic


Helen Browning’s Organic range of sausages and bacon available from Ocado, Sainsbury’s; and now Abel & Cole.

Helen Browning’s pork products available from Riverford Organics.

Helen Browning’s organic Hot Dogs, 250gms 97% pork, cooks in 4 minutes £3.75 Abel & Cole 10% discount until 8th November

Helen Browning’s organic Speedy Sausages, double pack 2x 100gms 96% pork, cooks in 4 minutes £3.29 75 Abel & Cole 10% discount until 8th November

Back Bacon, 184gms traditionally dry cured for 10 days £3.99

Streaky Bacon, 184gms traditionally dry cured for 10 days £3.29

For further information please contact:

Barbara Rayner

Tel No: 01793 710070
Mobile: 07966 880458
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