ABF Ingredients acquires Bakon Yeast

by Keith Nunes
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LONDON — ABF Ingredients Ltd., through its subsidiary Ohly, has acquired Bakon Yeast Inc., Rhinelander, Wis. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Bakon Yeast is a manufacturer of yeast based savory ingredients. The company’s flagship brand is the Hickory smoked Torula Yeast product range. Bakon Yeast’s products are used in snack seasonings, sauces, meats and vegetarian foods.

The Bakon brand name will continue alongside the existing brand names of Ohly, Provesta, Brumami and ProDry, according to ABF Ingredients. The Bakon name will cover all products that utilize the natural smoking process of whole cell yeast and yeast components to produce added-value smoke flavorings.

“The acquisition of Bakon Yeast Inc. fits our intention to develop wider applications for yeast and grow our current portfolio of savory flavor ingredients,” said Robert Rouwenhorst, chief executive officer of Ohly.

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