Our Story

20 years ago the daughter of our founder was diagnosed with Coeliac disease.  At the time there was an extremely limited choice of gluten-free pasta available and to find a gluten-free alternative to the pasta dishes she actually wanted to eat was near impossible, making it difficult for her to enjoy her food.

“Healthy shouldn’t mean unappetising”
Our founder looked everywhere but all he could find was a very limited selection of foods that were either difficult to cook, slimy, teeth-breaking or bad tasting.  He was not prepared to accept it – and nor was his daughter.  He looked further afield and one day discovered a wonderful family business in Canada.

“Pasta made with care and attention”
This business had the most impressive premises and working practices he had ever seen.  This, coupled with their commitment to producing a premium food product for people with specific dietary needs, excited him.  He watched how they ground up whole grain brown rice in their state of the art machines, steamed it, extruded the goodness, made the pasta and dried it ready for use.  No bleaching, no additives, and no over-refining of any kind.  All the goodness had been retained. 

“Great tasting, organic, gluten-free pasta”
He tasted the final product and that was it.  He was sold. This pasta had to be brought to the UK and Europe!

“Award-winning health food”
10 years on and Rizopia pasta is so well respected it has won prestigious ‘Free From’ food awards and is now also available, on prescription, through the NHS as a health product.

Our Tweets

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@Nakednut35 happy long weekend!

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The things you do to get your gluten-free kids to eat toast...😗😗 https://t.co/D6ib03OwtE

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RT @jamieoliver: This beautiful punchy pasta can be rustled up in no time- thanks to @gennarocontaldo so you know its good!… https://t.co/YSFOGHr3dL

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Happy Friday pasta lovers!! 😘 https://t.co/odHvMNy3UO

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@Nakednut35 isn't it beautiful?!

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An exotic extravaganza from @VeesFitnessFood - we love this creative way of using our #glutenfree pasta. YUM! How d… https://t.co/pIX24nR3Xp

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@emilyjoyrosen @Unbeelievable you're very welcome, thank you for the inspiration!

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This made us chuckle 🙈😂 https://t.co/p704wK0thT

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@Unbeelievable @emilyjoyrosen we are following her now! Thank you, have a great day you supplement warrior queen! 👑

2 days ago...
Lovely inspiration via @Unbeelievable - how perfect is this quote? 🙏🏻 https://t.co/rL3lUL7lmT

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Creamy avocado, chicken and pancetta pasta salad anyone? 😍#glutenfree https://t.co/UEMIJ8gzU3 https://t.co/Dokkeijh6T

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@PastaFits mmm it looks delish!

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Rizopia April 2017 Newsletter

Rizopia April 2017 Newsletter
Posted 11 April 2017
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“Thank you so much for my free packet of Rizopia Gluten Pasta, I have tried it and its lovely, it was so nice I had it two days on the trot. I will be recommending it to all my family and friends as I think its so much better for you, even if you are not on a gluten free diet, much nicer for the stomach.” Chris Kelly, Hertford.

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