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04/10/2019

Brenntag Food & Nutrition Announces New Distribution Agreement with Tata Chemicals Limited

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition Business Unit, part of the Brenntag Group, announces a new distribution agreement with Tata Chemicals Limited for prebiotics in the United States.

Tata NQ, the nutritional solutions division of Tata Chemicals Limited, offers nature-backed, science-supported ingredients with specific and desirable health benefits. This agreement allows Brenntag to distribute Tata NQ’s Fossence™ and Gossence™ prebiotic portfolio:

  • Fossence™ (FOS): Short chain Fructooligosaccharides
  • Gossence™ (GOS): Galactooligosaccharides

Studies suggest that prebiotics positively control the gut microbiome and aim to improve gut and digestive health. The gut microbiome is becoming a mainstream area of interest and its impact on immunity, bowel health, and nutrient absorption is being increasingly studied.

“We are excited to announce our collaboration with Tata and their prebiotic line for the U.S. market,” said Larry Davis, VP of Brenntag Food & Nutrition North America. “With the importance of gut and digestive health continuously growing, we are perfectly positioned to introduce customers to the benefits of Tata’s FOS and GOS through our North American Food & Nutrition Application & Development Center.”

Fossence™ is a 100% soluble, naturally sweet tasting, prebiotic and dietary fiber. As a versatile ingredient, it provides opportunities for fiber fortification and sugar reduction in a variety of formats from bakery, dairy, and confectionery to nutraceutical supplements. Gossence™ is a highly effective prebiotic traditionally preferred for infant and children food applications. This prebiotic has a wide pH and temperature stability and is now seeing growth into nutraceutical applications.

“We are happy to begin our relationship with Brenntag in the nutritional market, as this marks a milestone for us in our entry into the United States. Equipped with in-house food technology and an analytics team, we will confidently provide relevant solutions to the market. Brenntag’s reach, technical expertise, and presence in food and nutrition will allow us to thrive. Together, we hope to have an exciting journey,” said Zarir Langrana, Executive Director & President, Global Chemicals, Tata Chemicals.

About TATA Chemicals Limited

Apart from US$ 100 billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited, is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on Basic Chemistry Products, Consumer and Specialty products. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business. Through its consumer products portfolio the company has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians. Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodized salt segment. Extending its portfolio from salt to other food essentials, TCL unveiled India’s first national brand of pulses, followed by a range of spices and nutrimixes. Tata Chemicals has been rated as one of the top 10% in Business and Consumer brands across all industry and consumer brand categories in India by Superbrands™. The company’s Basic Chemistry product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products. Tata Chemicals currently is the world’s third largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. With its Farming Essentials portfolio the company through its subsidiary Rallis, has a strong position in the crop protection business. The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre is home to world class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of food sciences, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

More information on Tata Chemicals, please visit https://www.tatachemicals.com/

For more information, please visit https://www.brenntag-food-nutrition.com/en/

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Contacts

Talitha Poore Brenntag North America, Inc. Communications & Public Relations (610) 916-3825