HARRISBURG, PA. — New World Pasta Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ebro Foods, will begin making Ronzoni gluten-free pasta in the United States on Jan. 1, 2016, following the installation of two pasta lines at the company’s Ebro Foods’ facility in Memphis, Tenn. The new gluten-free pasta lines were part of a $20 million expansion at the Memphis plant.
“Being able to make our Ronzoni gluten-free products close to home will allow us to continue producing high quality gluten-free pastas and adds the flexibility to react to consumer trends, such as making new pasta varieties, and meet increasing consumer demands for gluten-free pasta options,” said Paul Galvani, senior vice-president of marketing for New World Pasta.
Previously, New World Pasta had imported Ronzoni gluten-free pasta products from overseas. The new production lines in Memphis are able to manufacture the same high quality products, New World Pasta said.
Introduced in July 2013, Ronzoni gluten-free pasta was one of the first mainstream pasta brands to become widely available, helping fuel growth in the gluten-free pasta category. Ronzoni gluten-free pastas provide 19 grams of whole grains from a blend of white rice, brown rice, corn and quinoa. It is available in a variety of cuts, including penne rigate, spaghetti, rotini and elbows.
“The combination of these four grains is key to the development of gluten-free pastas that taste and perform just like traditional white pastas,” said Stephanie Bills, senior director of product development at New World Pasta.In addition to Ronzoni, New World Pasta markets pasta products under such brands as Creamette, Skinner, San Giorgio, Prince, American Beauty, No Yolks, Wacky Mac and Light & Fluffy.