Univar Named Biospringer Yeast Ingredients Distributor in Nordics

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Univar Solutions B.V., a Rotterdam, Netherlands-based subsidiary of Downers Grove, Illinois, USA-headquartered Univar Solutions Inc., has signed an agreement with Biospringer by Lesaffre to distribute its natural yeast ingredients in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The deal comprises Biospringer’s Springer Reveal, Signature, Proteissimo, Cocoon, Precursor, Mask, and Umami ingredient brands.

“Working in tandem with Biospringer, we can offer yeast ingredients to customers who are seeking to elevate their products with richness, improved taste and mouthfeel, while reducing sugar and sodium,” said Kevin Hack, global vice president of food ingredients for Univar Solutions. “Biospringer is a key global player in fermentation and produces a wide range of natural yeast ingredients.”

Univar Solutions works with food manufacturers to tackle product development challenges. In-house scientists refresh and develop formulas to enhance the efficacy of products through its food Solution Centers and test kitchens.

With strong expertise in food formulation through its Culinary Center near Paris, France, Biospringer supports customers with customized food and beverage recipes and solutions using yeast-based ingredients.

Natural yeast ingredients are used in plant-based meat, cheese, soups, sauces, dressings, and other applications to deliver specific notes, such as roast chicken and grilled, meaty flavors to vegan recipes. This addition to Univar Solutions’ portfolio will support formulations for food products considered clean label, healthy, vegan and vegetarian, reduced salt and sugar, sustainable, and other food trends.