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Thomas Edward Lucas

At Lucas we’ve been manufacturing ingredients for butchers for many, many years. Throughout that time we have lead the way with numerous innovative developments that have helped to shape our industry.

The company was founded by Thomas Edward Lucas in Bristol in 1926 and was the first to manufacture yeastless rusk - a purpose designed cereal binder for butchers who had previously used returned stale bread for their sausages. From there, the company achieved other “firsts” such as offering “own recipe” and standard blended seasonings to the trade in the 1930s, going on to introduce the first fully blended cure mix, making curing more practical for everyone. Lucas was also the first to introduce coloured seasonings, coloured crumb for hams and the first to manufacture textured soy proteins. More recently, the first ovenable coating systems came from Lucas and we were the first to appoint a national, regional delivery network, including Northern Ireland in the 1990s.


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