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Brenntag Food & Nutrition and MANE announce exclusive distribution agreement for Spain, Portugal and Switzerland

  • 13 April 2020
  • 2 min

Brenntag Food & Nutrition announces a new and exclusive agreement with MANE for the distribution of its flavour and taste solutions in Spain, Portugal and Switzerland. Since February 2020 in Switzerland and March 2020 in Spain and Portugal, MANE’s flavours and taste solutions are distributed exclusively by Brenntag Food & Nutrition. This new agreement is a great next step and reinforces the collaboration between both companies, which are already working together in Germany, Italy and the Nordics.

“We look forward to extending our good working relationship now also introducing MANE’s products to the food markets in Spain, Portugal and Switzerland. Our customers will benefit greatly from our combined technical expertise and our ability to assist with innovation and product development. This extended partnership with Mane will enable us to grow the business in the Baking, Dairy, Convenience and Savory sectors quickly thanks to Mane’s long flavor expertise and application laboratory resources assisted by our local technical teams,“ states Frank Haven, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition EMEA.

“This new partnership will enable MANE to extend its presence to nearly full market coverage as well as seeing a number of new customers being serviced efficiently by the dedicated Brenntag teams. Joining forces this way promises to become a successful path for the benefit of both partners as well as their customers” said Thomas Schmitt Vice President Flavors MANE EMEA.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 900 dedicated employees, a presence in 77 countries and 29 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

About MANE:

With products sold in more than 60 countries worldwide, MANE is a leading fragrance and flavour house, run and owned by the MANE family since 1871. The company has a global presence covering more than 25 manufacturing sites and 47 R&D centres worldwide and employing over 6,000 people. MANE has built its growth and reputation on technological innovation, particularly in the areas of natural extraction, encapsulation and flavouring solutions for complex formulations.

For more information, please visit www.mane.com.

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Brenntag Food & Nutrition is the exclusive distributor of Sensus’ Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose product lines in South Africa

  • 17 July 2019
  • 3 min

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in South Africa, part of the Brenntag Group, announces its exclusive agreement with Sensus for the distribution of its Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose product lines in South Africa.

Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose are natural soluble dietary fibers sourced from chicory roots. They can be used as sugar and fat replacer with positive impact on taste and texture across a variety of food and beverage applications. These ingredients have significant, scientifically proven health benefits.

Michiel Pronk, Sales Manager at Sensus, comments: “Brenntag Food & Nutrition’s strong foothold in the South African food market and their expertise allow for an excellent opportunity to create unique healthy food recipes with Sensus Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose. Through this partnership, we provide customers with market know-how and tailor-made support on product, application, nutritional aspects, legislation and claims. Together with Brenntag we will inspire our customers with our chicory root fiber products.”

Graham Hiam, Business Manager at Brenntag Food & Nutrition South Africa, says: “Brenntag Food & Nutrition is at our customers service in the universe of food. We are always looking for innovative ingredients to create tailor-made applications as well as new product developments in collaboration with our customers. With a continued focus on healthier, tastier and higher quality food products, we are looking forward to working with the Sensus’ product portfolio.”

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 750 dedicated employees, a presence in 76 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

About Sensus:

Sensus is a leading supplier of chicory root fiber, also known as inulin. Besides being a manufacturer of high-quality food ingredients, we are also a dedicated and inspired team of food specialists. We work closely with our customers and business partners, providing effective support in developing and marketing the foods of today and tomorrow and these healthier food products will be even more successful if they taste great. We are inspired by inulin and this inspiration is our drive to create great tasting healthier products.

For more information, please visit www.inspiredbyinulin.com

Press contact Food & Nutrition

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Brenntag Food & Nutrition announces new collaboration with BI Nutraceuticals in the Canadian market

  • 24 March 2019
  • 2 min

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit of Brenntag Canada Inc., part of the Brenntag Group, the global market leader in chemical distribution, announces a new distribution agreement with BI Nutraceuticals, Inc., in the Canadian market as of March 1, 2019.

BI is a global full-service manufacturer and supplier of plant-based ingredients in Rancho Dominguez, California. BI manufactures botanical, nutritional, and organic ingredients for the dietary supplement, food and beverage, personal care, and pet care industries.

“Brenntag Food & Nutrition is thrilled about our new exclusive relationship in Canada,” said Eric Laramée, Industry Manager for Brenntag Food & Nutrition Canada. “BI has an extensive product line which perfectly complements our existing portfolio. Our Canadian customers will now have access to a sustainable source of botanicals and innovative plant-based fibers and proteins because of BI’s leading position in the GMO-free, natural, and organic ingredients market. This combined with Brenntag’s ability to provide market intelligence and solutions will make our customers ‘Sense the difference.’”

With over 40 years of industry experience, BI’s portfolio includes powders, extracts, proteins, fibers, and vitamin mineral premixes. In addition to their years of experience, they recently completed their ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certification which indicates technical proficiency and ability of a laboratory to generate accurate and consistent data.

“Brenntag has long been recognized for supporting top quality suppliers in the Canadian marketplace,” said Randy Kreienbrink, BI’s Vice President of Marketing. “Their specialized sales and marketing team provides strong technical support and extensive market knowledge to major markets including food and beverage, health and wellness, and personal care. BI’s collaboration will now allow Brenntag to widen its portfolio for healthier, natural, and on-trend ingredients. BI looks forward to a strong and successful relationship with Brenntag.”

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the market places around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 750 dedicated employees, a presence in 73 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

About BI:

Celebrating 40 years of business, BI is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including whole herb powders and teas, standardized and ratio extracts, custom blends, vitamins, minerals, drum to hopper custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes including time released and encapsulated ingredients. BI offers more than 200 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in foods and beverages by the FDA or FEMA, the Flavors and Extracts Manufacturers Association. In 2002, BI pioneered a steam sterilization process, known as Protexx HP® Green Steam™, which is the industry’s only species-specific, organic sterilization method. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing. All herbal powder ingredients are also tested under the company’s Identilok® species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD®, which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process.

For more information, visit www.binutraceuticals.com.

Press contact Food & Nutrition

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Press contact North America

Talitha Poore Brenntag North America

+1 (610) 916-3825

Brenntag Food & Nutrition presentation at Vitafoods Europe 2019: Show cases on market mega trends and application development know-how

  • 05 May 2019
  • 2 min

Health and wellness continue to drive growth in the global food and beverage industry, leading to an increasing demand for well-being products. The role of functional ingredients as well as new technologies cannot be underestimated, as they provide formulators with numerous opportunities for more diverse product offerings and formulation flexibility.

At Brenntag Food & Nutrition we understand the importance of science and innovation, as well as passion for learning and knowledge exchange. We believe the role of the food industry – and that of Brenntag Food & Nutrition – is to bring healthier, safer, more sustainable products, with optimal taste for enjoyment as well as nutritious benefits, to consumers around the world.

At Vitafoods 2019, Brenntag Food & Nutrition will showcase their new range of recipes and food formulations. Demo sets and new recipes such as collagen shots with Aloe Vera and inulin, protein enriched flapjacks based on oat and new Crema Fredda recipes will be presented at the booth.

Frank Haven, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition EMEA, says: “Brenntag Food & Nutrition are looking forward to sharing our ideas, our passion and our expertise on products, trends and formulation development with Vitafoods delegates, as the event offers a prime platform to discuss innovative approaches to health and nutrition.”

The Brenntag food technologists possess a wealth of knowledge to address all the key global foods trends: mineral fortification, flavours and textures, calorie control, vegetarian to vegan, sugar reduction, salt (sodium) reduction, clean label, and look for innovative and efficient approaches to formulate products that appeal to all senses. Whether formulating for bakery, beverages, deserts, dairy, confectionery, sports nutrition, or convenience food, the team takes an individual approach to each formulation challenge and select the best solution for the specific product and process, noting market specific legislation and technical factors.

Meet the Brenntag Food & Nutrition team at stand F150.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the market places around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 750 dedicated employees, a presence in 73 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

Press Contact Food & Nutrition

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America expands relationship with Chr. Hansen, Inc. in the United States

  • 21 May 2019
  • 2 min

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America, part of the Brenntag Group, announces an expanded product portfolio with Chr. Hansen for the exclusive distribution of natural colors into the pet food market.

Chr. Hansen is meeting the changing market trends and using their 140 years of knowledge and innovation to offer natural pet food alternatives. Chr. Hansen recently announced a new natural color line for the pet food market. This line consists of 28 naturally sourced colors for use in cat and dog food applications such as dry, semi-moist, and treats. The extensive range provides the most common shades for pet food – yellow, orange, red, and brown.

“Our continued collaboration with Chr. Hansen demonstrates Brenntag’s commitment to providing innovative solutions and value to our customers. Chr. Hansen’s new line will meet consumers’ growing demand for natural colors and ingredients for their pet’s food,” stated Larry Davis, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition North America.

“We are pleased to work alongside Brenntag in the United States. They continue to bring a lot of knowledge and passion about natural colors, and together we can support our joint customers with conversion from artificial colors to natural within multiple pet food applications. With our products and know-how, we help our customers achieve solutions that are right for their brand,” explains Rikke Sakstrup Frandsen, Pet Foods Industry Business Manager, Chr. Hansen.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

The Food & Nutrition business unit of Brenntag, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 750 dedicated employees, a presence in 76 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition unit provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition unit makes its business partners “Sense the difference.”

About Chr. Hansen:

Chr. Hansen Natural Colors is the only provider of natural colors that combines 140 years of unique application and regulatory expertise with a strong global presence and the widest natural color portfolio in the industry. We are experts at helping companies convert to and utilize natural colors. All our raw ingredients are specifically sourced from nature to offer bright and consistent solutions. Together with sister bioscience company Chr. Hansen, we are part of Chr. Hansen Holding with more than 3,000 employees in 30 countries. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

For more information on Chr. Hansen, please visit https://www.chr-hansen.com/en

Press contact Food & Nutrition

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Press contact North America

Talitha Poore Brenntag North America

+1 (610) 916-3825

Brenntag Food & Nutrition inaugurates new Food Application & Development Center in Guatemala

  • 04 March 2020
  • 3 min

Brenntag Food & Nutrition has officially opened its new Food Application & Development Center in Guatemala City. The new facility is the fourth Food Application & Development Center for Latin America and will support the Food & Nutrition teams particularly in Central America but also in the rest of Latin America in the Beverage, Dairy, Confectionery and Bakery segment.

“We are very glad about this new addition to our regional network of Food Application & Development Centers. With this new facility our dedicated Food & Nutrition employees in Central America are equipped to create innovative formulations for our customers and we are looking forward to presenting our capabilities and know-how to the market. This addition is the logic step in further expanding our reach and network in Latin America,” states Tomás Navarro, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition LATAM.

The Food Application & Development Center is equipped with specialized devices to find the right ingredients and support the customers in finding solutions for their challenges. It is a step change for Brenntag Food & Nutrition in Central America as it allows the team to propose new alternative concepts, participate in customer’s innovation projects and develop new business. The new facility will handle projects across borders – especially with the proximity to Mexico it offers very interesting perspectives.

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Brenntag Food & Nutrition announced as exclusive distribution partner for Cargill Salt in Europe

  • 17 March 2020
  • 3 min

Cargill has appointed Brenntag Food & Nutrition as the exclusive distribution partner for its salt offering in Europe. While the company already distributes a broad range of Cargill products in Europe, including salt, the expansion of the partnership broadens Brenntag’s offerings to include specialty salt products like Microsized™ Extra Fine Salt, Premier™ Flake Salts, Cargill™ Sea Salts, Potassium Pro™ Potassium Chloride Products and the unique Alberger™ Flake Salts.

Frank Haven, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition EMEA explains: “Cargill is the only Food company producing food grade salt and offering a unique solution for salt reduction without the complexity of additional ingredients. We are delighted to be named Cargill’s exclusive distributor for their excellent salt offering. Brenntag Food & Nutrition is the ideal partner to support Cargill in increasing their footprint in the market even more. Our teams have the expertise and understand the market specific needs and challenges to create smart solutions that turn trends into marketable products and target specific consumer groups.”

“It is very common for our customers to have a presence on multiple continents. Cargill Salt needs an industry-leading distributor in Europe to provide expertise with salt ingredients, one-stop convenience, regulatory support, flexible lead times and minimum order quantities,” said Dana Craig, Cargill Strategic Market Director for Food Salt. “With Brenntag’s deep market knowledge in the region, together with its facilities and capabilities, we’re confident that Brenntag Food & Nutrition can deliver on our expectations, bringing added value to our customers.”

One of the key factors in meeting consumer demand is choice. With this partnership, Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition Application and Development centers have access to a broad range of exclusive specialty salts to develop customer specific formulations, working together to choose the right ingredients for product optimization and new product development.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 900 dedicated employees, a presence in 77 countries and 29 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

About Cargill

Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.

For more information, visitCargill.com and ourNews Center.

About Cargill Salt

Cargill is a trusted salt supplier to the food manufacturing and foodservice industries. Our salt portfolio includes core ingredient granulated salts, specialty flake salts, a full line of purified & gourmet sea salts, as well as our ingredient systems and sodium reduction products.

For more information, visitCargill Salt.

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Brenntag Food & Nutrition – a new brand and organization

  • 07 November 2018
  • 2 min

Brenntag Food & Nutrition launched on November 8, 2018 with an official announcement at the Group’s headquarter in Essen by Steven Holland, Chief Executive Officer of Brenntag Group. On the same day, the brand was unveiled at the US industry event Supply Side West in Las Vegas.

Under the global Brenntag Food & Nutrition brand and the newly created slogan “Sense the difference”, all food and beverage specific capabilities in 73 countries, with over 750 dedicated employees and 28 food application and development centers will be drawn together in one coordinated business unit and management.

Brenntag Food & Nutrition is at home everywhere in the world with a strong local presence and infrastructure. Engrained in the local culture and business, it is perfectly positioned to cater for its clients at local level. Customers and suppliers expanding to new markets will also benefit from Brenntag Food & Nutrition understanding of market specific needs, challenges and developments. The 28 food application and development centers are at the business partners’ service in the universe of food: The technical teams create tailor-made food and nutrition formulations and deliver smart solutions that strike the right balance – from a product’s taste and texture to its appearance and shelf life. Brenntag’s dedicated and sales people are the preferred channel for suppliers and a trusted partner to customers, ready to boost existing business and open new opportunities. At the same time the Food & Nutrition organization will use the market leading distribution excellence and infrastructure of the Brenntag Group. It is also equally committed to Brenntag’s safety and sustainability promise, thereby fulfilling the industry’s ever-growing safety, quality and regulatory requirements.

Brenntag Food & Nutrition will have its own structure within the Brenntag organization. Tom Corcoran is leading the global business as Vice President Food & Nutrition Brenntag Group, overseeing global targets, strategy and marketing. Brenntag’s four regions are each covered by a Vice President: Frank Haven for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Margaret Chua for Asia Pacific, Larry Davis for North America and Tomás Navarro for Latin America, who will be responsible for regional strategy and operations.

Brenntag Food & Nutrition is the perfect combination of specialized support for the Food & Nutrition market, distribution capabilities and Brenntag legacy, it is true value. We want our partners to sense that difference, to sense the difference we can make to their product and their business. Our biggest asset, however, is our team who shares a common passion for food & nutrition. We aspire to be a living network, sharing best practices, knowledge and insights and ultimately turning trends into marketable products for our partners.

Tom Corcoran
Vice President Food & Nutrition Brenntag Group

Brenntag has a significant Food & Nutrition business on a global scale with a good mix of ingredients, specialty chemicals and value added services. With our capabilities we are now at a tipping point where it made sense to join all respective forces to concentrate on Food & Nutrition, which is an important industry segment for Brenntag with attractive opportunities for growth. With the new set-up, we will be in a much better position to meet the expectations of our current and future business partners on both, local and global level.

Henri Nejade
CEO Brenntag Asia Pacific and Member of the Management Board

Press contact Food & Nutrition

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Press contact Brenntag Group

Hubertus Spethmann Brenntag AG
Vice President Corporate Communications Brenntag Group
+49 201 6496 0

PureCircle and Brenntag Food & Nutrition enter into partnership to bring next generation stevia to Vietnam

  • 23 January 2020
  • 2 min

PureCircle, the world's leading producer and innovator of great-tasting stevia sweeteners for the global beverage and food industries, and Brenntag Food & Nutrition, a global leader in ingredients distribution, announce a new partnership in which Brenntag Vietnam will become PureCircle’s new distributor of great-tasting stevia leaf ingredients in Vietnam.

Using its strong presence in the Vietnam market, Brenntag Food & Nutrition will now offer PureCircle’s stevia leaf ingredients to food and beverage companies, enabling them to use naturally sourced, plant-based solutions to reduce sugar and artificial sweeteners in their products.

“For our dedicated Food & Nutrition team in Vietnam this partnership is an excellent opportunity to distribute high-quality stevia to our business partners. By taking this step, PureCircle and Brenntag Food & Nutrition meet the increasing demand of stevia in this growing market and complement one another with their service offering. We can prove that we are engrained in the local culture and can make use of our local network,” states Margaret Chua, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition Asia Pacific.

PureCircle’s next generation stevia sweeteners offer a clean, sugar-like taste and are made from the stevia leaf. Through its innovative R&D on stevia, PureCircle vastly increased its capacity to supply non-GMO certified, next generation stevia leaf ingredients, like Reb M, at cost-effective prices.

“We are delighted to join forces with Brenntag Food & Nutrition to assist us in providing food and beverage companies with the highest quality stevia ingredients. Brenntag Food & Nutrition has a great reputation as industry leader in ingredient distribution. Our new business alliance combines strong capabilities of both partners to distribute our great-tasting stevia leaf ingredients in Vietnam. We can now offer customers high purity plant-based ingredients which appeal to consumers seeking to improve their health and wellness,” states Navneet Singh, Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific Region at PureCircle.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 900 dedicated employees, a presence in 76 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

About PureCircle:

  • PureCircle is the only company that combines advanced R&D with full vertical integration from farm to high quality, great-tasting innovative stevia sweeteners.
  • The Company collaborates with farmers who grow the stevia plants and with food and beverage companies, which seek to improve their low- and no-calorie formulations using a sweetener from plants.
  • PureCircle will continue to: lead in research, development and innovation; produce a growing supply of multiple varieties of stevia sweeteners with sugar-like taste, using all necessary and appropriate methods of production; and be a resource and innovation partner for food and beverage companies.
  • PureCircle stevia flavor modifiers work in synergy with sweeteners to improve the taste, mouthfeel and calorie profile, and enhance the cost effectiveness, of beverage and food products.
  • Founded in 2002, PureCircle is continually investing in breakthrough research and development and it currently has 200 stevia-related approved patents and 250 pending.
  • PureCircle has offices around the world with the global headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
  • To meet growing demand for stevia sweeteners, PureCircle is rapidly ramping up its supply capability. It completed expansion of its Malaysian stevia extract facility in March 2017, increasing its capacity to rapidly supply the newer and great-tasting specialty stevia sweeteners and helping provide ever-increasing value to its customers.
  • PureCircle's shares are listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • For more information, visit: www.purecircle.com

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Standing together during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 19 March 2020
  • 3 min

Dear Business Partners,

The world is facing an unprecedented pandemic which poses a historic challenge for each of us as well as the society as whole. By now, the impacts related to the corona virus affect no longer only our professional but also our private lives.

We know that this is a special situation, in which we are forced to adapt rapidly to new circumstances. And we can understand very well that the current situation causes uncertainty in some of you.

Brenntag’s first priority is the safety and well-being of employees, our business partners and all its stakeholders. To this end, Brenntag has instigated crisis management teams in all regions to lead the response to the developing and unpredictable situation.

Measures include but are not limited to all WHO and country specific guidelines and relevant procedures from local authorities.

In order to reduce the risk of contamination and spread of the virus, as well as to provide continuity of the company’s and our partners’ activities, Brenntag specifically has developed and implemented a plan to ensure continuity of operations, which includes:

  • Identifying critical functions to minimize service interruptions.
  • Rapidly communicating best practice learnings around the globe.
  • Implementing our back-up logistics and redundant warehousing processes.
  • Adjusting inventories in response to surge demand.
  • Maintaining active and ongoing communications with our supplier partners
  • Monitoring the government guidelines, recommendations of sanitary and WHO services, as well as the market situation.
  • Introduced possibility of remote work.
  • Equipping our locations with disinfectants and additional safety measures
    related to the corona virus.

Inbound and outbound product shipments will continue at our sites and will be safely coordinated and managed by our local on-site teams

We take our responsibility as part of the supply chain seriously and are dedicated to servicing you while looking out for the safety of our dedicated employees, our customers’ employees, and the communities in which we operate. Please be ensured that if a risk of deliveries disruption is identified, we will immediately contact you in order to discuss possible solutions.

In case you have not used our Brenntag Connect e-commerce platform yet, this might be something you want to consider to make your work easier. Just ask your known Brenntag contact to find out more.

Your Brenntag contacts will be available to discuss both your normal, as well as special requirements. Be assured that Brenntag is very well positioned.

Thank you for your trust in our ability to respond to your requirements during this time.

We are confident that the pandemic can be brought under control so that life can return to normal as soon as possible. Together we will overcome this crisis!

Please be considerate and take care of yourselves, your co-workers, families and friends!

Yours

Christian Kohlpaintner
CEO Brenntag Group

Finding the right ingredient

  • 02 March 2020
  • 2 min

The ingredients sector is constantly under pressure to deliver new flavours, experiences, and sensations. It's also expected to lead the way on health and sustainability. Consumer demand, amplified by social media, has led to a surge in new food trends in the last few years, and ingredients companies have had to react swiftly to support these needs.

In the latest podcast Table Talk / Food Matters Live sat down with four experts to discuss how ingredients companies manage to respond to these changing trends, and to get their views on what will shape the future of food and drink. Listen to Tayab Haq of Brenntag Food & Nutrition UK participate in a panel discussion about the use of innovative ingredients to meet changing consumer tastes and demands. During the discussion, Tayab offers insight on the importance of innovation to retailer customers he has dealt with during his 18 years working in the food manufacturing sector. He identifies gaps where there is a need for ingredients that can survive robust processing conditions; such as heat stable natural red colours for UHT processing in flavoured milks.

Tayab also challenges the use of subjective terms like "processed" and "store cupboard" ingredients, arguing the point that additives can play a crucial role, directly impacting the cost and availability of the food we buy. Looking forward, Tayab predicts that ingredients made from by-products/waste streams of processing will become more influential as those ingredients will be inherently viewed as having less environmental impact/more sustainable. In addition, the challenge to grow ingredients indoors via hydroponics will be more important as climate change and more frequent flooding impacts arable farming.

Link to podcast

Brenntag Food & Nutrition and MANE announce exclusive distribution agreement

  • 03 September 2019
  • 2 min

Brenntag Food & Nutrition announces a new and exclusive agreement with MANE for the distribution of its flavour and taste solutions in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Commencing July 2019, MANE’s flavours and taste solutions will be distributed exclusively by Brenntag.

“MANE is world-renowned for its wide range of flavours and taste solutions: We are delighted to be MANE’s exclusive distributor in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, with the accolade of introducing their products to the food markets. We share MANE's values for quality, innovation and sustainability and believe our customers will benefit greatly from our combined technical expertise and our ability to assist with innovation and product development“, states Frank Haven, Vice President Food & Nutrition EMEA.

“This new partnership will enable MANE to extend its presence to nearly full market coverage as well as seeing a number of its existing customers being serviced more efficiently by the dedicated Brenntag teams. Joining forces this way promises to become a successful path for the benefit of both partners as well as their customers” said Thomas Schmitt Vice President Flavors EMEA.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 750 dedicated employees, a presence in 76 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

About MANE:

With products sold in more than 60 countries worldwide, MANE is a leading fragrance and flavour house, run and owned by the MANE family since 1871. The company has a global presence covering more than 25 manufacturing sites and 47 R&D centres worldwide and employing over 6,000 people. MANE has built its growth and reputation on technological innovation, particularly in the areas of natural extraction, encapsulation and flavouring solutions for complex formulations.

For more information, please visit www.mane.com.

Press contact Food & Nutrition

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Brenntag Food & Nutrition presents new formulations at FI Europe 2019 – come and “Sense the difference”

  • 26 November 2019
  • 2 min

At the Food Ingredients Europe 2019, the Brenntag Food & Nutrition team will showcase its newest range of formulations tailored for the challenges of the Food & Beverage markets. At the booth, the team will present demo sets and innovative food concepts for nutritional enrichment, vegetarian and vegan as well as safer and tastier formulas. In a show kitchen, Brenntag’s Food Experts will be presenting state-of-the-art formulations developed in the own Food Application & Development Centers.

The challenges in the world of Food & Beverages are as varied as the tastes and preferences of consumers. And they are ever evolving. The experts of Brenntag Food & Nutrition know the challenges very well and how to react to it – with tailormade formulations and new recipes that support the industries in developing opportunities for more diverse product offerings and formulation flexibility.

“At Brenntag Food & Nutrition we understand the importance of science and innovation and share a passion for learning and knowledge exchange. We are looking forward to FI Europe as the event offers a major platform to discuss the newest approaches with the various experts. We are going to show the delegates our new applications and solutions for the vegan, bakery, ice cream, and beverage sectors”, discloses Frank Haven, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition EMEA.

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition presentation at FI Europe will include:

  • A vegan Cold Cut based on vegetable proteins: This new meatless recipe is a full pack of protein, delightful at every bite.
  • A refreshing Cremino Prosecco Spritz: Taste a real Italian Cremino with high fiber and low-fat content.
  • New Collagen Shots with Aloe Vera, Green Coffee and Yerba Mate extracts: “Beauty from within” - with a well-balanced profile
  • A soy based vegan French Rillettes: Taste the traditional delicacy – now available for vegan consumers, meat free and delicious.
  • A protein enriched Bun: This innovative recipe is based on balanced and high vegetable protein content.
  • Vitamin and mineral fortified Biscuits. Get you vitamin and minerals as a tasty treat.

Visitors are welcome to ''Sense the Difference'' by tasting one of Brenntag’s new concepts.

FI Europe takes place in Paris, France, December 3-5, 2019. Meet the Brenntag Food & Nutrition team in Hall 6 at booth E 71.

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Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America announces an exclusive distribution agreement with Borregaard AS

  • 03 June 2019
  • 2 min

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America, part of the Brenntag Group, announces a new exclusive agreement with Borregaard AS for the distribution of the EuroVanillin™ PURE, EXPERT, and NATURAL product lines in the United States and Canada.

Borregaard is the only global manufacturer of sustainable vanillin made from wood, a natural and renewable raw material. This provides a distinctive product allowing for the creation of specialized flavors. Our exclusive agreement allows Brenntag to distribute synthetic vanillin, ethyl vanillin, and flavors with natural and clean label options. The Borregaard product lines include:

  • EuroVanillin™ PURE
  • EuroVanillin™ EXPERT
  • EuroVanillin™ NATURAL

This high-grade bio-based vanillin can be used in applications such as chocolate, dairy, bakery, confectionery, beverage and sweets. Since wood vanillin naturally occurs within a tree, studies suggest it has 29 times less carbon footprint than oil-based vanillin.

“Building off of a long and successful history with Brenntag in the Northeast region, we are excited to expand our cooperation to all regions within the U.S. and Canada. The level of technical expertise the Food & Nutrition team offers, combined with Brenntag’s logistical and service network provide an ideal fit for our food and flavor ingredients business,” said Amie Byholt, Director of Sales, Borregaard. “The recent opening of the Brenntag Food & Nutrition Application & Development Center further increases Brenntag’s ability to provide full service solutions which incorporate and showcase the unique attributes of our products.”

Borregaard has worked to produce wood vanillin as a food flavoring since 1962. All food-grade products comply with USP/NF, Eur.ph, and FCC, and are registered as non-GMO, Kosher, and Halal approved. At a time when consumers are demanding more bio-based, eco-friendly products, Borregaard is ideally suited to meet that need. For more than 130 years, Borregaard has been manufacturing products from natural raw materials consistent with the company’s philosophy that “Anything that can be made from oil, can be made from wood.”

“Our team is honored to be Borregaard’s exclusive distributor for their Vanillin and Ethyl Vanillin portfolio in the United States and Canada,” said Larry Davis, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition North America. “We believe our customers will greatly benefit from our combined technical expertise and our ability to assist with innovation and product development.”

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

The Food & Nutrition business unit of Brenntag, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 750 dedicated employees, a presence in 76 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition unit provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition unit makes its business partners “Sense the difference.”

About Borregaard:

Borregaard operates the world's most advanced Bio-Refinery. By using natural, sustainable raw materials, Borregaard produces advanced and environmentally friendly bio-materials and bio-chemicals that replace oil-based products. The Borregaard Group is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has 1100 employees in plants, sales offices in 16 countries and is currently selling in over 100 countries worldwide.

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Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Press Contact North America

Talitha Poore Brenntag North America

+1 (610) 916-3825

Reducing sugar the smart way

  • 26 June 2019
  • 5 min

Who doesn’t love chocolate, ice cream or sweet beverages? We all do, but what about the included sugar. How does this fit to the ever increasing awareness for a healthy nutrition. Well, it doesn’t. However, Brenntag Food & Nutrition is aware of the challenges that come along with the development of less sugar in food and drinks and we have the solutions to master these challenges.

In a guideline that the World Health Organization (WHO) published in 2015 it recommends a reduced intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake.[1] It is proven that high sugar diets and lack of regular activity cause obesity and serious diseases.[2] As a result of the WHO publication some countries have taken regulatory actions like the United Kingdom in 2018 by taxing the soft drink industry for total sugar content over 5g per 100ml.[3] Since the publication Norway, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are amongst the countries that also introduced a sugar tax or made stricter amendments to existing regulations. In the last two years several countries in Asia-Pacific also introduced a sugar tax on sweetened beverages, like Thailand, Philippines and starting 1st of July 2019 also Malaysia. Other countries have put the focus on educational campaigns or different labeling. All of these actions by governments and food organizations challenge the food industry to reduce the sugar content in all type of food and beverages.

Sugar is much more than just a sweetener. Sugar can also be responsible for the color development in baked goods, the texture of ice cream or the shelf life in marmalades. It is not even only used in sweet products but also in savory applications improving the overall flavor profiles. The unique properties of sugar and the many possibilities to use it make the challenge to reduce its usage even bigger. Challenges that have to be faced are for example that the reduction of sugar in a product might reveal other tastes like bitterness or a change in texture which results in a different mouthfeel for the consumer. There is no universal solution for all type of applications and recipes which makes the technical challenge even more complex.

Source: Euromonitor International

Our aim: Finding solutions for you

Our Brenntag Food & Nutrition specialists have the knowledge and ingredients to support our customers in the food industry to master these technical challenges and find solutions to reduce sugar while at the same time meeting high expectations regarding naturalness, indulgence and attributes of premium products.

When asked for recommendations by our customers our technical experts always try to understand at first the function of sugar in the specific product formulation. We always consider sugar substitution from different angles – sensory, functional and regulatory aspects as well as consumer preference – and then discuss different options with you to find the best possible solution. A food manufacturer can take different approaches: simply reduce the sugar or introduce a new concept incorporating an additional benefit such as for example fiber enrichment. In both cases our technical experts in our 28 Food Application and Development Centers worldwide have the knowledge to support you in order to offer a choice to the consumers.

Something that can’t be argued is that consumers love the taste of sugar and that there is no other sweetener which can taste the same. In most cases you need a combination of ingredients that replace all the functionalities of the sugar in a recipe. With our knowledge and experience we can help our customers select the best sugar substitution that fits to the product specific matrix and consumer preference while drawing from a full range of high intensity sweeteners and bulk sweeteners and other alternatives such as fibers. Our Food & Nutrition experts present and discuss different options to you in order to find the best fit for the specific needs of your target group, the uniqueness of the new product formulation and how best to communicate it to the market.

Besides the technical challenges in such an endeavor the industry also faces a lot of regulatory challenges, especially in regards to labeling. The Brenntag Food & Nutrition team is there to guide you through these regulations – as we not only have the technical but also regulatory expertise in all sub segments of the industry. For example there are various ways to label products where sugar substitution was done – be it “low sugars”, “sugar-free” or “with no added sugars”. We always combine the best available functionalities with the preferred declaration on the label to bring the best out of your product and transmit the correct message to the consumer. For us it is important to give transparent, clear and complete information to enable the consumer to make a qualified choice.

  • [1] World Health Organization, Guideline: Sugars intake for adults and children, (Geneva: World Health Organization, 2015), Page 4.
  • [2] World Health Organization, Guideline: Sugars intake for adults and children, (Geneva: World Health Organization, 2015), Page 1
  • [3] Innova Market Insights, Briefing Series Sugar: Regulation Approaches, (Innova Market Insights, 2016), Page 26

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The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America and AB Enzymes enter into a mutually exclusive distribution agreement

  • 02 June 2019
  • 2 min

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America, part of the Brenntag Group, announces a new authorization with AB Enzymes, Inc., for the distribution of enzymes in the United States and Canada.

AB Enzymes specializes in developing, manufacturing, and supplying enzymes for food and nutrition applications worldwide. The new agreement allows Brenntag to distribute AB Enzymes’ product line that includes:

  • VERON® for baking, flour milling, and pasta applications for process optimization, better dough handling, and narrower process control.
  • ROHALASE® for grain and oilseed manufacturing processes to optimize efficiency and increase performance.
  • ROHAMENT® for fruits, vegetables, juices, and wines for optimal cellulose breakdown, increased quality, and improved clarification and filtration.
  • ROHAPECT® for fruits, vegetables, juices, and wines for optimal pectin breakdown, increased quality, and improved clarification and filtration.
  • ROHAVIN® for fruits, vegetables, juices, and wines for optimal pectin breakdown, increased quality, and improved clarification and filtration.
  • COROLASE® for protein processing and modification to improve digestibility and antioxidant capability, and reduction in allergenic compounds.

“Our relationship with AB enzymes exemplifies Brenntag’s commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products from leading manufacturers. We are confident that Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition team, with the support of AB enzymes technical capabilities and enzyme offering, will bring significant value to our customers,” said Larry Davis, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition North America.

“We see a great fit and high synergies of enzymes with the portfolio of Brenntag to the Baking and Food industries. Combining our capabilities creates powerful new options for our customers,” said Martin Schaffrannek, Global Sales Director for AB Enzymes. “Our customers will benefit from the proven expertise and the wide regional coverage of the Brenntag team. Our teams will work together with our customers to provide novel solutions and an enhanced level of service,” adds Greg LeFebvre,
N. America Regional Director, AB Enzymes.

AB Enzymes are headquartered in Germany and provides enzyme solutions to meet functional and technical requirements of their customers using their R&D labs and manufacturing facilities.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

The Food & Nutrition business unit of Brenntag, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 750 dedicated employees, a presence in 76 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition unit provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition unit makes its business partners “Sense the difference.”

About AB Enzymes:

AB Enzymes are part of ABF Ingredients (ABFI) a division of Associated British Foods, comprising of a global community of ingredient companies operating under their own identities. Fueled by high capabilities in innovation and supply chain agility, the business develops, produces and markets high value ingredients for a wide range of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and other industrial applications for customers worldwide. From our headquarters in Germany, to manufacturing in Finland, to experts in over 60 countries worldwide, AB Enzymes truly understand the meaning of global presence. The tradition and sustainable strength of our company and the affiliation to ABF Ingredients make us a safe choice for our partners, minimizing their risk. Our constantly high product performance is an asset customers can rely on. Our products range from food grade enzymes for baking and fruit juice processing, grains and vegetable oil seeds processing, to enzymes for animal feed and technical applications: pulp and paper, textiles and laundry detergents.

For more information on AB Enzymes, please visit https://www.abenzymes.com/en/.

Press contact Food & Nutrition

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Press contact North America

Talitha Poore Brenntag North America

+1 (610) 916-3825

Case Study: The vegan reinvention of pastry

  • 25 November 2018
  • 4 min

Nowadays, a well-balanced and joyful diet goes hand in hand with healthy, convenient and sustainable products. One significant demand arising from this development is vegan food. Vegan diets have become much more than just a trend or green alternative to conventional food. In fact, it is a movement of a new global awareness of environmentally friendly production and consumption, which is continously growing with new products and increasing sales.

Great Taste, but No Eggs, Please

The major U.S. pastry manufacturer JP’s Pastry is following this movement and decided to reformulate its gluten-free pastry recipe to respond to consumers’ demands. Located in North Carolina, JP’s Pastry is an online provider specializing in baking gluten-free, artisanal cupcakes and pastries. They asked Brenntag to find a plant-based alternative to eggs which could perform a similar role – of course without affecting taste or texture.

Re-Inventing Pastry, Vegan Style

Our Food & Nutrition (F&N) team at Brenntag North America assisted JP’s Pastry in mastering this challenge by applying our passion for great food, the experience of our partners and our credentials to meet JP’s Pastry’s needs. Leveraging the expertise of our application specialists, Brenntag used alpha-Cyclodextrin, which is an effective emulsifier and foaming agent that can mask unpleasant flavors and aromas and even reduce cholesterol.

Brenntag assisted JP’s Pastry in all stages of research and development (R&D) at its own laboratories and beyond. In the end, we found a fitting solution and JP’s Pastry was able to start manufacturing its proposed gluten-free, vegan pastry with a cost-effective impact on production.

Trusted Partnerships as a Key to Sucessful Innovation in Vegan Food

Brenntag’s solution to use alpha-Cyclodextrin as an alternative to eggs proved to be the right fit for JP’s Pastry. And with our close and trustful cooperation with our partners and our wide range of specialist teams, we can elevate the vegan movement to a higher level at a lower price.

Learn more about the re-invention of pastry in this article by Prepared Foods.

Brenntag Food & Nutrition announces new distribution agreement with Tata Chemicals Limited

  • 09 April 2019
  • 2 min

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America, part of the Brenntag Group, announces a new distribution agreement with Tata Chemicals Limited for prebiotics in the United States.

Tata NQ, the nutritional solutions division of Tata Chemicals Limited, offers nature-backed, science-supported ingredients with specific and desirable health benefits. This agreement allows Brenntag to distribute Tata NQ’s Fossence™ and Gossence™ prebiotic portfolio:

  • Fossence™ (FOS): Short chain Fructooligosaccharides
  • Gossence™ (GOS): Galactooligosaccharides

Studies suggest that prebiotics positively control the gut microbiome and aim to improve gut and digestive health. The gut microbiome is becoming a mainstream area of interest and its impact on immunity, bowel health, and nutrient absorption is being increasingly studied.

“We are excited to announce our collaboration with Tata and their prebiotic line for the U.S. market,” said Larry Davis, VP of Brenntag Food & Nutrition North America. “With the importance of gut and digestive health continuously growing, we are perfectly positioned to introduce customers to the benefits of Tata’s FOS and GOS through our North American Food & Nutrition Application & Development Center.”

Fossence™ is a 100% soluble, naturally sweet tasting, prebiotic and dietary fiber. As a versatile ingredient, it provides opportunities for fiber fortification and sugar reduction in a variety of formats from bakery, dairy, and confectionary to nutraceutical supplements. Gossence™ is a highly effective prebiotic traditionally preferred for infant and children food applications. This prebiotic has a wide pH and temperature stability and is now seeing growth into nutraceutical applications.

“We are happy to begin our relationship with Brenntag in the nutritional market, as this marks a milestone for us in our entry into the United States. Equipped with in-house food technology and an analytics team, we will confidently provide relevant solutions to the market. Brenntag’s reach, technical expertise, and presence in food and nutrition will allow us to thrive. Together, we hope to have an exciting journey,” said Zarir Langrana, Executive Director & President, Global Chemicals, Tata Chemicals.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the market places around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 750 dedicated employees, a presence in 73 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

About TATA Chemicals Limited:

Apart from USD 100 billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited, is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on Basic Chemistry Products, Consumer and Specialty products. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business. Through its consumer products portfolio the company has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians. Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodized salt segment. Extending its portfolio from salt to other food essentials, TCL unveiled India’s first national brand of pulses, followed by a range of spices and nutrimixes. Tata Chemicals has been rated as one of the top 10% in Business and Consumer brands across all industry and consumer brand categories in India by Superbrands™. The company’s Basic Chemistry product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products. Tata Chemicals currently is the world’s third largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. With its Farming Essentials portfolio the company through its subsidiary Rallis, has a strong position in the crop protection business. The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre is home to world class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of food sciences, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

More information on Tata Chemicals, please visit http://www.tatachemicals.com/

Press contact Food & Nutrition

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Press contact North America

Talitha Poore Brenntag North America

+1 (610) 916-3825

Brenntag and KRONOS enter into an exclusive Sales & Marketing partnership on Titanium Dioxide for Life Science segment in Asia Pacific

  • 16 September 2019
  • 2 min

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, is the exclusive distribution partner for KRONOS specialty Titanium Dioxide grades marketed into the Pharma, Personal Care, and Food and Nutrition industries. Effective September 1, 2019, the exclusive agreement covers the distribution in North Asia (Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong), South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan), Australia and New Zealand.

The distribution includes the Titanium Dioxide grades KRONOS 1171 and KRONOS 2971 which comply with the product safety legislation 1223/2009/EC (cosmetics), 1333/2008/EC (foodstuff additives), 231/2012/EU (food colour), European Pharmacopoeia and FSSC 22000. KRONOS 1171 is an anatase pigment approved for colouring food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and tobacco products. KRONOS 2971 is a rutile pigment approved for colouring foodstuffs and cosmetics.

Peter Littlewood, Commercial Vice President Specialties of Brenntag Asia Pacific, explains: “KRONOS’ Titanium Dioxide grades are a great addition to our existing product offering for our diverse customer base. Our excellent market expertise, long-term experience, and great customer proximity will ease the sales and marketing of KRONOS products. This new agreement in the APAC region further deepens and strengthens Brenntag’s global business relationship with KRONOS.”

Stewart Richardson, Senior Vice President Commercial Development at KRONOS, explains: “We are very excited to enter in this new partnership with Brenntag for the distribution of our Food, Pharma and Personal Care line. We are confident to grow our business as Brenntag provides an excellent platform and improved service to customers on technical, regulatory and commercial aspects.”

About Brenntag:

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than
580 locations in 76 countries and a workforce of more than 16,600 employees. In 2018, the company generated sales of EUR 12.6 billion (USD 14.8 billion). Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With more than 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 195,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.

About KRONOS:

KRONOS, one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality titanium dioxide pigments, owes its market position to the quality of its products and its long-standing technical experience. KRONOS’ production capacity is at approximately 550,000 metric tons per year.

KRONOS benefits specifically from its long-term know-how and competence based on these decades of experience. KRONOS has six manufacturing sites, which are located in five countries on two continents: in Europe in Leverkusen and Nordenham/Germany, in Fredrikstad/Norway and in Ghent/Belgium; in North America in Lake Charles, Louisiana/USA, and in Varennes, Quebec/Canada.

Press contact Brenntag Group

Hubertus Spethmann Brenntag AG
Vice President Corporate Communications Brenntag Group
+49 201 6496 0

Press Contact Asia-Pacific

Faith Alino Brenntag Ingredients (Thailand) Public Company Limited
Regional Marketing Communications Manager
+66 (2) 689 5773

Interview with Frank Haven on Bakery and Snacks trends

  • 10 November 2019
  • 1 min

Interview with Frank Haven on Bakery and Snacks trends

In the September 2019 issue of The World of Food Ingredients, Frank Haven – Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition EMEA – has been interviewed on trends and forecasts of the bakery and snacking segments.

He talks about market demands, consumers’ searches and new product launches, unveiling the deep impact of functional options and plant-based trends.

Read the interview and discover how Brenntag Food & Nutrition innovates your everyday life.

Food for thought

  • 23 September 2019
  • 3 min

It wasn’t so long ago that being vegan was considered an alternative lifestyle choice – one that was practiced primarily by a select group of consumers. Now, however, flexitarian eating is on the rise and going vegetarian is mainstream; these days, even veganism is no longer seen as a niche choice. At Brenntag Food and Nutrition we have the products as well as the specialist knowledge to help you meet the challenges of these trends and rise above the competition.

One of the biggest consumer trends of 2019 is the shift away from ‘conventional’ diets towards vegetarian or vegan lifestyles, and all the eating styles in between. Think flexitarian, plant-protein enriched, low-carb, no-carb, keto, paleo, dairy-free, organic, to name a few.

Concern for the environment, personal health, and animal welfare are the reasons people often cite for this shift in lifestyle. Flexitarians are drastically reducing their meat intake, and opting instead for a variety of more sustainable, ‘clean’ protein choices, among them peas, beans, pulses and other legumes. Meanwhile as many as 8 out of 10 US consumers have changed their own or their family’s diet to try to be healthier, with over 39%1 of them saying they’ve increased their consumption of fruit and vegetables.

Plant protein goes mainstream

While health is an important factor, demand is accelerating rapidly due to an increased awareness of the environmental impact of meat production. Millennials, in particular, are more conscious about the food that they eat and the way it is produced and as a result the demand for sustainable food choices will only increase in the forthcoming years.2

It’s no surprise, then, that the shift towards plant-based foods is among the top three consumer trends in North America. The global alternative proteins market is growing at double-digit rates and is expected to reach US$5.2 billion worldwide by 2020.

Innovative ingredients

This move away from the high use of animal products and the subsequent rise in vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian eating means the focus is on traditional foods and ingredients – which in turn means substantial opportunities for new product development.

This is especially true in the case of innovations in vegan protein, otherwise known as plant-based protein. The number of food and beverage launches featuring pea protein has tripled globally in the last five years (2018 vs 2014) which makes it easier than ever for consumers to incorporate more plant-based food into their daily diets.

Challenges and support

The popularity of plant-based nutrition shows no sign of slowing down. At Brenntag Food and Nutrition, one of our aims is to develop healthy, sustainable, plant-based products that mimic the sensory experience – the taste and texture – of animal proteins and animal-based products.

Competition in this rapidly growing market is becoming increasingly intense, and so product differentiation is essential. This is where Brenntag can help.

  • 1) Innova Market Insights: ‘The Plant Kingdom’ (Top 10 Trends)
  • 2) Innova Market Insights: ‘The Plant Kingdom’ (Top 10 Trends)
  • 3) Innova Market Insights: ‘Green is the New Black’ (Plant Proteins)

Brenntag Food & Nutrition officially opens the new site in Padua, Italy

  • 09 February 2020
  • 3 min

Brenntag Food & Nutrition has opened a new state-of-the-art site in Padua, Italy; a brand-new location housing operational and administrative workplaces and executive offices incorporating Chimab Spa. This modern centre is dedicated entirely to the application, creation, development, production and distribution of food ingredients and solutions, in combination with an innovative and efficient logistics system. “The Padua site is a great example of the commitment that Brenntag is making towards the future of our growing Food & Nutrition business. We are expanding our assets and capabilities to further meet our customers’ needs aligned to developing consumer trends," says Tom Corcoran, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition Group.

The brand-new production area and logistics department are located on the ground floor. On the first floor there are offices and meeting rooms as well as the state-of-the-art Food Application and Development Centre with dedicated areas for Bakery & Bread, Convenience Food, Ready Meals, Soups & Sauces, Meat, Poultry and Fish, Dairy & Ice Cream, Functional Food, Food Supplements and Dietetic Foods. The Food Application & Development Centre is equipped with pilot plants and modern devices able to scale up industrial production processes and to develop cutting-edge ingredient solutions. Here the Brenntag Food & Nutrition experts create formulations tailored to the customers’ needs with the aim of creating marketable products that deliver in line with current and future market trends.

“The new site in Padua will offer our customers and suppliers not only in Italy, but throughout EMEA new possibilities. It will enable us to spread the expertise we have at our dedicated site throughout our region using state-of-the art equipment and facilities. We want to create innovative food formulations to make our business partners “Sense the difference”,” explains Frank Haven, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition EMEA.

The new logistics department will manage goods storage, handling and picking in an automated facility with SSCC system (identification of logistics units). The production is equipped with six mixers, divided into five segregated areas to exclude cross contamination and allergen risk. It is connected directly to the state-of-the-art logistics department, which is strategically located in the district of Interporto, Padua, an important distribution hub. "This project achieves the ambition of housing Brenntag Food & Nutrition Italy in one single place. Thanks to this, we are now able to provide even better specialized technical support, commercial assistance and service excellence, delivering a complete partnership with our business partners in Italy from a single origin," states Ignazio Vullo, Regional President Europe South & President Italy.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 900 dedicated employees, a presence in 76 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Unveiling the new home of Brenntag Food & Nutrition in Italy

  • 18 November 2019
  • 3 min

Innovation, expertise and excellent service for our customers and supplier partners are the foundation of the new home of Brenntag Food & Nutrition in Italy, a hub of over 12,500 square meters dedicated to food applications, new developments and formulations, equipped with modern production rooms and an innovative logistics system.

Frank Haven, Brenntag Food & Nutrition Vice President EMEA unveils some highlights of the new Italian food center, which will be open from the beginning of 2020: “The new facility in Padua will be a modern center for ingredient solutions development, production and marketing. Our new Food Application and Development Center (FADC) will produce cutting-edge food concepts and innovative projects capable of anticipating market demands. The Food Application & Development Center is specialized in developing and applying tailor-made solutions customized for the following market segments: Dairy & Ice Cream, Bakery & Bread; Meat, Poultry and Fish Processing; Convenience Food; Beverages; Chocolate & Confectionary and Fruit & Vegetable Processing. The FADC will be equipped with modern pilot plants that are able to replicate in small scale any industrial production process”.

The Food Application & Development Centers are the heart of Brenntag Food & Nutrition's know-how. The Italian Center will develop advanced, value added solutions, as for:

  • food technology: providing the right systems for texture and stability
  • health & nutrition: achieving the optimum balance in nutritional composition
  • food safety and shelf life: protecting product quality throughout the shelf life
  • food design: creating attractive products in colour and taste

“Thanks to our solutions we will contribute to improve products and processes’ functionality for the food industry,” says Frank Haven.

Brenntag Food & Nutrition is attentive to food market trends and offers its customers solutions tailored to their needs. With the new facility in Padua the Italian Food & Nutrition team will be able to provide even better technical support and commercial assistance to offer its business partners a comprehensive partnership that makes them “Sense the difference”.

Brenntag Food & Nutrition signs agreement with Axiom Foods for EMEA

  • 11 September 2019
  • 2 min

Brenntag Food & Nutrition has signed an agreement with Axiom Foods for the distribution of its plant-based products in EMEA, excluding UK & Ireland. Axiom Foods headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, USA, is specialized in plant-based ingredients, such as rice and pea proteins.

“Axiom’s sustainable product portfolio will reinforce our position in the vegetable proteins business. The plant-based products have an important role in vegetarian, vegan as well as allergen-free applications, functional food and bakery. This agreement is an important step for us into the continuously growing plant-based food industry which has a promising future ahead”, states Frank Haven, Vice President Food & Nutrition EMEA.

“For us Brenntag Food & Nutrition is the ideal distribution partner in Europe. With its application expertise and local presence throughout EMEA, this agreement offers us the extension of our market reach in a region where we are just starting to establish our high-quality, clean-label product portfolio”, says David Jay Janow, President of Axiom Foods.

Axiom’s current plant-based, product portfolio includes patented proteins (rice, pea, etc.); rice and oat dairy alternatives, rice sugar, and pea starch, which are used in meat and dairy analogues, snacks, cereals, baked goods, frozen desserts, as well as nutritional powders, beverages and bars.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 750 dedicated employees, a presence in 76 countries and 28 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

About Axiom Foods:

On the cutting edge of plant-based food technology, we’re involved in clinical trials, education and affecting change in the global food supply. Developing sophisticated, sustainable nutrient dense ingredient solutions for sustainable, human nutrition, Axiom brings compassion to the food business by showing that animals are no longer necessary to build muscle. We’re at the forefront of pea and rice protein becoming the new meat.

Press contact Food & Nutrition

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

Brenntag Food & Nutrition and Cargill to expand their distribution relationship in UK & Ireland to include cocoa and chocolate

  • 01 April 2020
  • 3 min

Effective 1st April 2020, Brenntag Food & Nutrition, UK & Ireland has been appointed as the sole distribution partner for Cargill’s industrial cocoa and chocolate portfolio. This partnership will allow customers to access their industrial chocolate distribution requirements from Cargill’s extensive portfolio including chocolate, coatings and fillings, cocoa butter, cocoa liquor and the Cargill Gerkens ® powder brand through the Brenntag Food & Nutrition, UK & Ireland network.

This further strengthens the relationship between Brenntag Food & Nutrition and Cargill in the UK and Ireland, building upon the long-standing partnership the two organizations have enjoyed for starches, sweeteners and texturizing systems. The Cargill cocoa and chocolate product portfolio enhances Brenntag Food & Nutrition, UK & Ireland's rapidly expanding portfolio of specialty food ingredients.

Nicola Boulter, Director Brenntag Food & Nutrition, UK & Ireland, said: "We are delighted to form an alliance with Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate on their comprehensive range of products bringing together the expertise, infrastructure and creative innovation capabilities of Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition team and the overarching expertise of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate. We look forward to developing and broadening relationships with our existing and new customers, meeting the needs of their current and new product requirements and generating new product development projects".

Brenntag Food & Nutrition UK and Ireland dedicated team of industry professionals is fully supported by Brenntag's UK Food Application & Development Center which works on the creation of innovative formulations, whilst keeping up to date with market trends and legislation.

Inge Demeyere, Managing Director for Cargill’s chocolates and compound activities in Europe, adds: “Brenntag has a deep market understanding and a strong presence in the region. We are impressed by their facilities and capabilities and how they manage complex supply chains whilst remaining close to the customer. We are very excited about this collaboration, because it allows two global market leaders to join forces to better serve food manufacturers in the UK and Ireland”.

About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:

Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 900 dedicated employees, a presence in 77 countries and 29 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.

About Cargill

Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.

About Cargill’s global cocoa and chocolate business

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate provides high quality cocoa and chocolate more sustainably throughout the world and brings our customers peace of mind, integrity and excitement. With balanced efforts on security of supply, sustainability projects and sensory expertise, we create a wide range of outstanding standardized and custom-made products and services. In addition, we provide our customers with extensive market knowledge. We grow a robust, fair and transparent supply chain, from bean to bar, eager to continuously shape industry standards. To ensure a more sustainable supply of quality cocoa beans, Cargill established our own sourcing and trading operations at origin in Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Indonesia. Our Cargill Cocoa Promise underlines our commitment to enable farmers and their communities achieve better incomes and living standards. Our team of 3,600 passionate cocoa and chocolate experts work across 54 locations

More information is available at www.cargillcocoachocolate.com/

Svenja Konradt Brenntag Food & Nutrition
Senior Communication Specialist
+ 49 173 1813996

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