IFP and Cargill Sign Long-Term Supply Agreement

Innovative Food Processors (IFP, inc.), a leading powder product developer and manufacturer in Faribault, MN reached a long-term agreement with Cargill to continue the supply and manufacture of Cargill’s popular Truvia sweetener product line. The agreement solidifies IFP’s role as Cargill’s primary long-term supplier for the contract manufacturing of Truvia products.

“An important part of the Truvia brand promise is delivering a high quality, consistent product to our consumers. IFP plays a critical role in that promise,” said Mark Brooks, Truvia Business Director. “We are pleased to continue the relationship we have with IFP and for the continuity this extended supply agreement provides.”

“IFP has been a strong partner and resource in the development and scale-up for the Truvia business since 2007,” said Ephi Eyal, President and CEO of IFP, inc. “This commitment to effective partnering has been the key to the company’s growth and success over the past few years.”

IFP is recognized for turn-key powder product manufacturing services and world-class quality management systems. “We have invested heavily in creating top-tier manufacturing operations and trusted quality management systems to attract customers like Cargill,” said Craig Siefken, VP of Commercial Manufacturing for IFP, inc. “We are very excited to renew our long-term role in the production of Truvia sweetener.”

About IFP, Inc.

IFP, Inc. develops, commercializes, and manufactures powder products that provide benefits beyond basic nutrition. They specialize in functional beverages, sport/nutrition supplements, and medical foods containing high value ingredients such as fibers and prebiotics, anti-oxidants, protein, probiotics, high intensity natural sweeteners, vitamins and minerals, proteins, and amino acids. Customized processing services include leading-edge agglomeration and micro-encapsulation technologies. They also offer versatile packaging solutions including the popular stick pouch technology. Home to PrimeCAP Specialty Ingredients. NSF certified GMP for Dietary Supplements and SQF 2000 Level III.

About Cargill

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit Cargill.com and its news center.

About the Truvia Business

Truvia sweetener is a great tasting, calorie-free sweetener made with the best tasting part of the stevia leaf. Truvia sweetener is the #1 sweetener in the natural sugar substitute category in the U.S. and is also available to consumers in Europe, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela. Truvia stevia leaf extract is also a versatile sweetening ingredient used to reduce calories and sugar in foods and beverages. The Truvia enterprise uniquely manages its stevia supply chain from field to table having established a global agricultural standard for stevia.

Source: Beverages