Univar Signs Distribution Deal with Tata Chemicals in Canada

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Ingredients distributor Univar secured a deal with Tata Chemicals to introduce the Indian company’s fermented, digestive health ingredients in Canada

Tata NQ is the nutritional solutions division of Tata Chemicals. The company offers digestive health ingredients with benefits to meet nutritional trends among consumers. The agreement offers Univar to be the exclusive distributor of Tata NQ’s Fossence and Gossence prebiotic dietary fiber portfolio of ingredients for the Canadian market. These fibers are used in a range of applications, including dietary supplements, functional foods (bakery, dairy, and snack foods), confectionery and pet food.

Fossence and Gossence are produced using Tata NQ’s proprietary in-house fermentation technology in a manufacturing facility in India. “This collaboration with Tata, in the high-growth areas of digestive health and functional ingredients for the food and nutraceutical industries, will help our customers address the prebiotic megatrend we’re seeing in health, wellness and nutrition,” said Adam Lasenzaniro, Univar Canada’s vice president of focused industries.

Dawn Guay, Univar Canada’s director of strategic product development said: “The combination of Tata’s in-house bio-fermentation process and strong manufacturing excellence, along with Univar’s technical expertise and market reach, will provide customers with new opportunities to use these ingredients to develop innovative new products.”

Zarir Langrana, executive director and president of the global chemicals business of Tata Chemicals, added: “We are excited to partner with Univar Canada in expanding our footprint in the nutritional solutions space. While we have been growing this business in India, this marks a milestone for us in the entry into the North American market.

“Equipped with the learnings and capabilities of our in-house food technology and analytics team, we are geared to provide customised solutions to the Canadian market, not only in terms of ingredients, but also formulations. Univar makes for the right partner with their outreach, technical expertise and presence in the segments we wish to jointly develop. Together, we plan to have an exciting journey.”

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