The Andersons acquires ancient grains processor
Posted April 10, 2017 by Industry Article
Industry Article Courtesy of Holly Demaree at Food Business News
The Andersons, Inc. Grain Group announced it has acquired Purity Foods, Inc., an organic and conventional ancient grains processor in Hudson, Mich.
Andy Vollmar, director of Food Ingredients and Specialty Grains at The Andersons:
“Our investment in Purity Foods is consistent with our objective to expand the Grain Group’s food ingredient business,” said Andy Vollmar, director of Food Ingredients and Specialty Grains at The Andersons. “The Andersons has been a longtime supplier of food grade corn, oats, soybeans and wheat to the U.S. food market. We are now moving into milling ancient grain products with a direct transparent supply chain, giving visibility to and for our farm customers as well as our food manufacturers. We are excited about the new capabilities this acquisition gives our company.”
Established in 1979, Purity Foods has a 650,000-bu storage capacity along with two production lines. The site is certified by the American Institute of Baking and Quality Assurance International. It also has a cleaning facility that is capable of conditioning and color sorting organic and conventional grains.
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