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Univar Solutions Adds Rovitaris Plant Based Proteins to Ingredients Range

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Univar Solutions Inc., a Downes Grove, Illinois, USA-headquartered supplier of specialty ingredients and chemicals, has been selected as a distributor of ICL’s Rovitaris textured plant proteins in North America. The companies currently have a distribution agreement for other ICL specialty food products, including phosphate and food ingredients.

“We are excited to continue developing our relationship with ICL and include their plant-based proteins in our specialty ingredients portfolio,” said Kevin Hack, global vice president of food ingredients for Univar Solutions. “Not only does this arrangement provide us broader product representation with a strategic supplier, it enhances our food portfolio with complimentary protein products and enables us to better support meat alternative food producers.”

In addition to their health and sustainability-related benefits, plant-based food innovations have helped satisfy alternative diets, food market trends and concerns changing taste preferences. The Foodology by Univar Solutions organization tackles product development challenges and its knowledgeable in-house scientists refresh and develop formulas to enhance the efficacy of products through its test kitchens.

“We’re excited to be expanding our relationship with Univar Solutions in North America to include plant-based proteins,” said Paul Petersen, global alternative proteins leader for ICL. “We contribute to food security through a broad array of innovative solutions, including alternative proteins and other products, which reduce food waste by enabling a longer shelf life.”

Foodology by Univar Solutions’ food ingredients expertise and expansive portfolio provides customers with access to innovative ingredients for next generation products, formulation knowhow, supply chain network, sustainable solutions, and technical expertise in the bakery, meat and poultry, snacks, dairy and beverage sectors. ICL’s Rovitaris portfolio is comprised of plant-based protein ingredients which provide texture, stability, and flavor profiles for a variety of vegan food applications and consumer products, such as plant-based burgers.