Farsan Foods (PVT) Limited
Frozen Vegetarian and Vegan Snack Food Manufacturer
A family run business with many years of experience in food manufacturing. We specialise in the manufacture and supply of frozen vegetarian ethnic products for the catering and retail industry.
Our products are hand crafted ethnic savouries, using authentic recipes and the best quality of ingredients, giving you a range of products with exceptional taste and texture.
The broad range of handcrafted product styles sets us apart from our competition. The products are available in two key formats to suit the end user customers, uncooked fry and serve or, a cooked heat and serve. All our products are vegetarian and manufactured in our own premises that adhere to HACCP requirements.
All our products are carefully produced and packed to meet the retail, wholesale and food service sectors. Our products are distributed in the UK as well as in the European Market.
A great deal of time and effort is taken to prepare each individual product and only the best of spices used. A philosophy we employ in our company so that you can be assured of a superior quality product every time.
Owned by Nainesh Patel OBE, Farsan is a leading retailer of traditional Indian savoury snacks. The original operations are based in Leicester with a newly opened factory in Halol, Gujarat. Throughout its operations in both countries, people are at the heart of its business and they take great care in ensuring that staff feel valued. For its new operations in, India, Farsan ran training to support its workers on key life skills. It also has supports local vegetable producers through acquiring fresh produce for its export food products.
As part of the Sudarshan project, AFP linked Nainesh Patel OBE of Farsan Foods, a food exporting business based in Leicester with partner organisation Saath in Gujarat. Farsan Foods has recently opened a factory in Halol, Gujarat. Its employees are mostly women who live in the surrounding tribal villages. In order to ensure that health and hygiene standards were met, Saath supported a health and hygiene course to raise awareness of these issues and also to ensure that they were vigilant in maintaining a high standard of food production. An additional outcome.
How to work with the local community
Locating a factory in the rural tribal region of Halol in Gujarat may not be the first location on everyone’s mind. But for Naineshbhai Patel OBE and his food exporting company – Farsan foods, this is the ideal location. With a UK base in Leicester, investing in India now seemed to happen at the right time. He decided on this location because of the space available needed to build a factory. He was clear from the outset that he would provide employment opportunities to local people. All his staff are local women and men from the nearby tribal regions. Working with AFP’s partner charity, Saath, he has been able to offer training on health, hygiene and first aid, which they can use in both their working and home life. Nainesh says, “These women were housewives and never thought they would have a job but my factory has enabled them to be employed for the first time” He believes that his investment has brought a means if income to the local community. His values are clear, “I treat my staff like family, not like staff”