About Pasta Foods

Pasta Foods is a world leader in the production of snack pellets, and the UK’s only dry pasta producer. We have been making pasta and snack products since 1964 and we supply into food manufacturers across the globe and feature in some of the best loved food brands.


Our Values

Customer Partnerships


Right First Time

Customer Service



Price Competitive


Our Capability

Extruded Pellets for Snack Manufacturer

We create high quality, innovative snack pellets across a wide range of shapes, sizes and textures. We supply to a wide range of snack manufacturers across the globe, in over 40 countries.

We lead on innovative, quality products. Our expertise covers ingredients including potato, wheat, maize and pulses. In addition we understand the market trends such as gluten free, healthy eating, low salt and acrylamide levels and can provide you with the right solution to meet your needs and manufacturing technology.


Pasta Foods is the UK’s leading dried pasta manufacturer supplying a wide range of food sectors from canned goods, salads, instant, frozen & chilled ready meals in addition to foodservice and wholesale customers.

We have a wide range of pasta available to suit your needs, such as our innovative Rapido Instant pasta which is perfect for pot meals and even salads, to low moisture options alongside traditional pastas and theme shapes.

In 2015 we invested c£12m in a new state of the art factory in Norwich to extend our pasta capacity. Our pasta is designed especially for the food manufacturing sector, we understand that high yields and pasta that will withstand cooking and manufacturing processes is crucial to our customers. In addition our packaging is labour efficient and minimises waste.

We manufacture our pasta on site using the finest Durum wheat, which is milled by us in our dedicated semolina mill. This is important as it gives us total control over quality, offers the customer full food traceability, assurance of supply and not least, saves on food miles.

Pasta Rapido

Our Rapido INSTANT pasta requires “no cooking” just rehydration with hot water, which only takes 3-5 minutes. With consumers increasing need for convenient and quick meal solutions, Rapido is the perfect product to tap into this growing market. Our range works with snack pots, instant sachet meals, pouches, microwave meals and even salads.

Rapido pasta  is available in various shapes, is free from additives and made from 100% Durum wheat.

Semolina Milling

“Waveney Mill”, our Durum wheat semolina mill, sits beside the River Yare near our pasta and snack manufacturing operations in Great Yarmouth, UK. Only the best quality Durum Wheat is used in our pasta. In compliance with key quality parameters, essential for the manufacturing of the finest pasta, we source wheat from carefully selected regions across Europe.  As well as milling semolina for our own use, we are pleased to supply a range of semolina products suitable for fresh pasta manufacturers, bakery applications, Asian sweets, extruded products, breads, pizzas, coatings and dustings.


Quality is the foundation stone of Pasta Foods business. Much of the long term strength of Pasta Foods quality systems has been built on the skill, experience and expertise of our people. Not only do we strive to deliver the best quality products, we also provide a comprehensive technical back up service by using our own internal laboratory facilities and those services from UKAS approved external laboratories. We believe that the best quality solutions can be achieved by working closely with our suppliers and our customers. The quality doctrine of Pasta Foods is based on the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 as laid out in the company Quality Management System Manual and its associated procedures. We fully support strong systems in food safety and we employ HACCP processes throughout all aspects of food manufacturing and we are accredited to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.


With over 50 years’ experience of pasta making we will have a solution that will meet your needs. Get in touch to find out more , or for a sample of our range please complete our sample request form