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Europe: Orkla Food Ingredients offers yeast to European Nordic, Baltic markets

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Orkla Food Ingredients has signed a license agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp. to exclusively produce and sell Renaissance acrylamide-reducing yeast to food manufacturers in the European Nordic and Baltic markets, starting in Q3 2017.

“Renaissance’s acrylamide-reducing yeast has shown promising results in baked goods trials, and Orkla is pleased to be working with Renaissance to make this valuable advance in food safety available to food manufacturers,” says Thore Svensson, senior VP in Orkla Food Ingredients.

Renaissance’s acrylamide-reducing yeast has shown promising results in large-scale industrial trials in baked goods and snack foods, as well as in lab scale tests in fries and coffee.

This yeast was granted Generally Recognized as Safe status by the US FDA in 2016 — the same status as conventional baker’s and brewer’s yeasts.

It is patent pending and was developed using classical non-genetically modified techniques.

Renaissance is currently working with Orkla on final product development and commercial rollout.