SINGAPORE – Kemin Food Technologies, the food ingredient subsidiary of Kemin Industries, has has entered into a partnership with Diethelm Keller Siber Hegner (DKSH) to be the distributor of its food safety and shelf-life solutions in Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Kemin Food Technologies said that DKSH’s distribution services will strengthen its market synergies and provide a foundation to further expand its presence within Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.

By joining with DKSH, the food ingredients manufacturer hopes to optimize its distribution network and improve its service in these emerging countries.

“Food is a necessity, so not only does Kemin address today’s needs, but we anticipate tomorrow’s food issues to help food manufacturers maintain the quality of their products, keeping food safer and fresher for longer,” said Michelle Lim, President, Kemin Food Technologies – Asia.

“Our extensive knowledge of oxidation processes and understanding of food products on a molecular level feeds our pursuit of quality solutions, which allows us to help reduce food waste and contribute to food security. This is our commitment to sustainability as the way to improve life today and for generations to come.”

Kemin noted that adding DKSH to its distribution network further demonstrates its commitment to the food industry by bringing its global expertise to the local market and offering technical support to customers.

DKSH operates a state-of-the-art food innovation center based in Thailand and a food application lab based in Vietnam to serve food and beverage customers within neighboring countries and offer prospective customers its lab services and evaluation.

Kemin noted that its customers will be able to benefit from these services to help them solve their shelf-life and food safety issues. “The partnership between Kemin Food Technologies – Asia and DKSH provides customers with technically competent local salespeople from DKSH backed by Kemin’s support and products,” the company said in a statement.

Kemin Industries recently launched the BactoCEASE, its all-natural food safety solution for the meat, poultry and seafood to the Asia-Pacific region, which the company said can extend the shelf life of food products just as effectively as synthetic preservatives without negatively impacting the product’s texture or flavor.

The company has also opened a US$14.2 million Innovation and Technology Center at its regional headquarters in Zhuhai, China to support development of technologies and services in human and animal nutrition and health, aquaculture, food technologies, pet food, specialty crop improvement among others.

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