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Promin PKU

On the go? Have a look at our lunch box options to keep you on the move. We stock Low Protein Breakfast Bars, Snax Crisps, Chocolates, Biscuits and Cakes. If you have any suggestions please get in touch...

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Promin PKU

Maybe our best products so far, its great on barbecues and low protein buns / bread so why mess about with it?...Because you can that's why. Form it into Nuggets or Kebabs, mix it into mince or stamp out shapes from donuts to dinosaurs.

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Promin PKU

This was our first product with a convenience element and is still a great favourite. Pre Measured into individual sachets, add water to a pan to produce a meal in minutes. Available in 3 delicious flavours.

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Welcome to Firstplay

Firstplay Dietary Foods is a family run company formed in 1993 by Steve and Linda Fletcher to produce Promin Low Protein products from a small factory in Stockport where only low protein products are produced.

Firstplay are at the pinnacle of being proactive in the world of Metabolics, and we thrive on pleasing our friends who live in the world of PKU.

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  • Our History

    Promin Pasta was launched 19 years ago with the Promin range developing in response to demands from patients, parents and dieticians.

    Stephen has been in PKU food manufacture for 25 years and continues to develop low protein meal solutions, available under our promin brand.

    We hope that there is much more to come and continue to rely upon the PKU community for our inspiration.

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  • Our Mission

    To provide a continually developing range of products which will consistently support PKU patients and their families aiding compliance with the low protein diet.

    We aim for the Promin brand to deliver innovation, convenience and taste.

    Our primary focus is to concentrate on the quality of our product as we believe we are the best "LO PRO FOOD CO" in the world.

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  • What is PKU?

    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by an inability of the body to utilize the essential amino acid, phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks for body proteins.'Essential' amino acids can only be obtained from the food we eat as our body does not normally produce them.

    PKU History

    Phenylketonuria was discovered by the Norwegian physician Ivar Asbjørn Følling in 1934[7] when he noticed hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) was associated with mental retardation. In Norway, this disorder is known as Følling's disease, named ,

    after its discoverer.[8] Dr. Følling was one of the first physicians to apply detailed chemical analysis to the study of disease. His careful analysis of the urine of two affected siblings led him to request many physicians near Oslo to test the urine of other affected patients. This led to the discovery of the same substance he had found in eight other patients. He conducted tests and found reactions that gave rise to benzaldehyde and benzoic acid which led him to conclude that the compound contained a benzene ring. Further testing showed the melting point to be the same as phenylpyruvic acid, which indicated that the substance was in the urine.

    His careful science inspired many to pursue similar meticulous and painstaking research with other disorders. It was recently suggested that PKU may resemble amyloid diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, due to the formation of toxic amyloid-like assemblies phenylalanine

    PKU can be easily detected with a simple blood test. All states in the US require a PKU screening test for all newborns as part of the newborn screening panel. The test is generally done by taking a few drops of blood from the baby before the baby leaves the hospital.

    Overseas Ordering

    Firstplay Dietary Foods is a family run company formed in 1993 by Steve and Linda Fletcher to produce Promin Low Protein products from a small factory in Stockport where only low protein products are produced.

    Methods Of Ordering

    Promin accecpt orders by telephone, email, webshop, fax. Feel free to utilise our new Web Shop. Alternatively if you are ordering from abroad please check in your area if their is a distributor selling our products.

    Individual Orders

    Individual orders can be placed via our webshop and if you order over £50 then your carriage is free. Our policy is for you to receive your order in two/three working days

    The Promin team hope you enjoy our products and come back for more. If you have any questions about your order feel free to contact us at orderline@firstplaydf.com


    Distributing Promin products is key for the customer to receive their stock at the best value possible.

    Our ambition is to distribute Promin products all over the world and if you feel you can be a part of the family then please get in touch.

    Please email info@prominpku.com for any advice on distributing Promin products within your country, or alternatively the name of the company in the respected country distributing our products.

    Alternatively please call 0161 480 4602 and the team will be more than happy to help.

    Contact Us



    General Enquiries: 0161 480 4602
    Order Enquiries: 0161 429 6847
    Fax: (44)0161 612 6161

    Office address

    Firstplay Dietary Foods Ltd
    Unit 4 Avondale Industrial Estate,
    SK3 0UD

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    Company address

    Firstplay Dietary Foods
    Unit 4 Avondale Industrial Estate
    SK3 0UD