Welcome to our website. Gerald McDonald & Co. Ltd has been serving the needs of the B2B food and drink industry around the world since 1917.
A leading supplier of ingredients to the beverage, food, flavour, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries, we take ingredients very seriously. After all without flavour, what would our food taste like?
Specialising in juices and bases, spices and herbs and essential oils, we are flexible to the demands of our customers, whether it be a fast turnaround time for a juice blend or a customer who's just had stock delayed, we can help you.
We are BRC approved, hold stock of most products and with an onsite factory and warehouse, we can ensure all our products are carefully controlled and produced to the highest quality.
Based in Basildon, east of London, we have excellent transport connections and access to the UK ports of Felixstowe, Tilbury and now the London Gateway.
So if your lemons need some zest, your concentrates are causing you concern or your spices are lacking life, please get in touch and we will do our best to meet your needs.
To find out more about our juices and bases, spices and herbs, essential oils click on What We Do.
To see what we can supply you with, please go to our Products page.
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Last year, we started the second phase of our Juice Line Expansion. This expansion was designed to double our production capability and to improve the workflow of the production area. This project has now been completed.
Principal details of the expansion are:
- additional tank capacity.
- improved bulk tanker handling capacity.
- redesign and reconfiguration of various flow plates.
- automation of the homogeniser feed to the system due to increased demand for homogenised products.
- an additional de-drumming line.
- modifications and upgrade to the blending system software.
Any inquiries please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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Overview: Diacetyl is a powerful flavouring molecule with a distinct 'buttermilk' character having a taste threshold in water of around 5.4 ppb. The presence of Diacetyl in fruit juices is extremely undesirable, occurring through microbial activity from poor processing or handling procedures. The off-flavour remains after heat treatment to pasteurise the juice. Lactobacillus and Leuconostoc spp are the most usual causative organisms, although yeasts can also be involved.
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