Noble Foods has announced a “substantial” investment in an added-value manufacturing site. 

The new Leicestershire facility, which opens in the summer, will help Noble Foods diversify its offerings and expand its Consumer Foods business beyond traditional shell egg. 

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The new 10,000 SQM manufacturing site will see the introduction of a range of pre-prepared foods using eggs and will offer up to 150 jobs in its phased opening. At its peak, the site will use more than 1.6 million eggs weekly. 

Aimed at the retail, Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and wholesale market, foods including omelettes, egg bites, and frittatas will be made at the site. 

Will Cadbury, added-value business lead at Noble Foods, said: “I’m excited that our new investment will help us in our ambition to create more egg-based foods, in different formats, so that more people can enjoy eggs throughout the day.”

“We already know that eggs are one of the most versatile and nutritious foods, with the lowest carbon output of any animal protein.”