A batter is a liquid mixture of ingredients that is often used to stick crumbs and breading on a product and can also be used as a stand-alone feature to coat a product. The batters of FI&S are suitable for all kinds of products and can be used in combination with different types of breadings or crumbs. Batters are designed for good adhesion, crispiness and coating stability. Other aspects such as taste, color, viscosity and dilution rates can be tailored to customer profiles, consumer experience and relevant process parameters.

Predust is a powder that is applied on the product prior to the batter or coating process. Predusts are used to improve adhesion of a coating in general, to improve the yield, to add flavor and to improve crispiness.

Batters and coatings originate from the “schnitzel”, a product that first appeared during the 16th century in Vienna. According to the original recipe the meat was put into flour, dipped in liquid egg and then coated with breadcrumbs. From this original recipe, battered and coated products have come a long way and many new products have been developed. Batters and coatings provide functionality such as adhesion, texture, appearance and yield.


After a predust and/or batter process, coating material is added to the product before further processing (e.g. cooking). There are many varieties of crumbs and breadings that are designed for perfect coatings in further processing steps, such as (deep-)fryers, ovens and microwaves. FI&S offers various coatings which can be customized
on crispiness, fat content, yield, texture, stability, color and taste.

We offer all the necessary products you need to create the perfect battered or coated products, either for meat, fish, plant/vegetable and dairy applications.


To apply structure,
texture, taste,
shelf life and yield.

To experience
texture, taste
and appearance.

To create adhesion,
texture, appearance
and yield.

To provide binding,
structure, texture,
taste and appearance.

FI&S provides the food processing industry with food technological functionality by developing, producing and selling custom made blends and solving customers’ problems. The technological functionalities FI&S has to offer include structure, texture, binding, coating, yield, improvement of shelf life, taste and color. By providing functionality to food processors, FI&S is able to make the products of its customers more valuable in terms of economy, customer experience, quantity, product quality, process quality, consistency, (food) safety, reliability and appearance.

FI&S operates a state-of-the-art product application laboratory with pilot scale equipment. The available individual equipment can be combined in different configurations in order to mimic virtually all processes in all segments of the food industry. Thanks to our application laboratory we can develop without disrupting our customers’ day-to-day operations.