Ohly Buys Bakon

March 1/Ohly Press Release -- Ohly, an ABF Ingredients Company, announced the acquisition of speciality savory ingredients company Bakon Yeast Inc. located in Rhinelander, Wis.

Bakon Yeast Inc. established in 1933, is a manufacturer of yeast-based savory ingredients for the food industry and is best known for its naturally Hickory-smoked Torula Yeast product range.  Bakon Yeast’s products are used in snack seasonings, sauces, meats and vegetarian foods.

The Bakon brand name will continue alongside the existing brand names of Ohly®, Provesta®, Brumami and ProDry.  The Bakon® name will cover all products that utilize the natural smoking process of whole cell yeast and yeast components to produce added value smoke flavorings.

Robert Rouwenhorst, CEO Ohly, said, "The acquisition of Bakon Yeast Inc. fits our intention to develop wider applications for yeast and grow our current portfolio of savoury flavor ingredients."

From the March 7, 2011, Prepared Foods E-dition