Halal frozen food group Mekkafood has said that it will open a production facility this month.

The company is opening a 3500 sq metre factory in the Dutch town of Venlo, Mekkafood said.

“We are opening a new facility as well as introducing new products as we see continued demand growth for halal foods. We continue to invest in developing new products for the market,” a spokesperson for the company told just-food.

Mekkafood is rolling out two new products – Lahmacun, or Turkish pizza, and mincemeat-filled Pide.

The new facility will manufacture Lahmacun and has the capacity to produce 15,000 pizzas per hour.

The company declined to comment on the scale of the investment or whether it expects the facility to operate at full capacity.