LOS ANGELES — Axiom Foods, Inc. has expanded worldwide distribution of its plant-based food and beverage ingredients by signing deals with Brenntag Food & Nutrition, Healy Group and Univar Solutions Brazil.
Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, will distribute the ingredients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Healy Group will distribute the ingredients specifically in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Univar Solutions Brazil will lead the push into South America. Univar Solutions already is Los Angeles-based Axiom’s official ingredient distributor in the United States.
Axiom’s portfolio includes AvenOlait oat and OryzOlait rice dairy alternatives, suspension-grade Oryzatein SG-BN rice protein, Cucurbotein pumpkin seed protein, and Vegotein pea proteins for meat alternatives.
“The timing is right as Axiom is uniquely prepared to support the increased pressure on manufacturers to supply large quantities of both nutrient-dense and functional plant-based meat and dairy alternatives,” said David Janow, founder and chief executive officer of Axiom Foods. “Our food technology, sourcing and production teams are expanding U.S. production, securing over a dozen patents, and launching seven highly-functional plant protein s.k.u.s (stock-keeping units) with more in the pipeline, while our quality team is earning new levels of certifications from F.D.A. GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) to Non-GMO Project verified, and more clinical trials are supporting claims.”