USA – Sensient Technologies, a global colors, flavors, and fragrances company, has announced that it has acquired Vancouver based Mazza Innovation Limited, a global leader in botanical extraction technology, for an undisclosed amount.

According to Reuters, this addition of Mazza Innovation is a major step in the evolution of Sensient’s ‘seed to shelf’ strategy to innovate across the value chain for natural and organic ingredients.

Mazza, which was founded in 2011, has developed an environmentally-responsible method for extracting bioactive compounds including polyphenols, alkaloids, glycosides, and specialty carbohydrates.

Dubbed the “PhytoClean Method” it uses only water and no solvents and Mazza said it enables its clients to “offer consumers a declaration of clean ingredients.”

Mazza’s leading edge plant extraction technology better enables Sensient to meet customer demand for pure ingredients in their food and beverage, nutraceutical, and personal care products.

Investors in Mazza include Natural Products Canada, a non-profit, public-private partnership to support the commercialization of products from the country.