USA – The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America, a subsidiary of the Brenntag Group, has announced a new collaboration with Axiom Foods for the distribution of plant proteins in the United States and Canada.

Brenntag Food & Nutrition will distribute Axiom Foods’ line of clean label, dietary inclusive ingredients for the food, beverage, nutraceutical and specialty foods industries.

The comprehensive ingredient line includes hemp, pea, pumpkin, rice and sacha inchi proteins, oat and rice dairy-replacement powders, and Axiom’s newly launched texturized pea proteins.

Commenting on the partnership Larry Davis, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition North America said:

“We are pleased to announce our new collaboration with Axiom Foods. Axiom’s product line is an exciting addition to our product portfolio as it helps meet the growing demand for meat and dairy alternatives.

“We continue our service excellence commitment to customers by strategically expanding our product lines to satisfy current and future trends. Our customers will greatly benefit from the combination of Axiom’s plant-based proteins and our dedicated sales and technical teams. We look forward to assisting and supporting innovative product development.”

Axiom explained that its product line can be used as plant proteins for sports nutrition, beverages and meat replacement or blended extender, as well as plant-based dairy alternatives.

“Our plant-based ingredient innovation and quality control teams are excited to work with Brenntag Food & Nutrition almost worldwide, now that these key markets are on board,” shared David Janow, CEO and Founder of Axiom Foods

 “With new, highly functional Oryzatein® Rice Proteins just entering the pipeline along with other unique vegan dairy substitutes, combined with Brenntag’s food and beverage science support, the solutions for manufacturers are infinite.”

More collaborations

Meanwhile, Univar Solutions B.V., the Dutch subsidiary of global chemical and ingredient distributor Univar Solutions Inc., has entered into an exclusive agreement with Valio to distribute its Eila lactose free milk powders in selected European countries.

The distribution agreement is expected to create new opportunities in the food industry across a number of European countries including Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Greece.

Valio says that the product range will allow food manufacturers in the region to deliver new recipes that satisfy the growing consumer trend around lactose free products.

With the exclusive agreement, Univar Solutions added that it is well-positioned to meet the needs of manufacturers for confectionery, ice cream, dairy, bakery, ready meal, special nutrition and other products, who are seeking an increasing amount of lactose free solutions.

“With increased consumer awareness of digestive wellness and market growth in “free from” products across Europe, our partnership with Valio on their Eila® range of lactose free ingredients provides Univar Solutions with an exciting, new opportunity.

“These unique ingredients will further expand our portfolio and enhance our value to all customers seeking to develop innovative recipes with a lactose free claim across multiple categories,” said Simon Atkins, industry director of food ingredients in Europe, Middle East and Africa for Univar Solutions.