AAK, one of the world’s leading producers of high value-adding specialty vegetable fats, continues its tradition of leadership in the non-hydrogenated (non-hydro), no trans arena with a new industry resource-NonHydro.com. This website is completely dedicated to non-hydro solutions for baking, confectionery and dairy manufacturers, and is a timely resource as they navigate the recent FDA determination regarding partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs).

“Our customers rely on our high quality non-hydro solutions and we want to continue to add resources and tools to help guide them, as they make significant decisions regarding their product lines,” says Terry Thomas, president, AAK USA Inc. “Since we have spent more than a decade providing non-hydro solutions to our customers, we offer our baking, confectionery and dairy customer partners unique value-adding vegetable oil solutions without trans fats, along with the knowledge and expertise necessary to customize them properly. With the FDA’s recent determination regarding PHOs, our NonHydro.com site is a great place for them to begin their process of transitioning out of PHOs.

He continues, “Manufacturers will benefit from our experience and capabilities, especially in regards to more complex challenges and applications. In addition, we have always found that engaging in one-on-one collaboration with our customers results in the best solutions; we look forward to further augmenting these collaborations in our new innovation center, scheduled to open in early 2016.”

NonHydro.com highlights AAK’s selection of non-hydro, no trans, PHO-free brands which are uniquely targeted to specific applications and challenges. Non-Hydro.com showcases a multitude of useful and timely solutions that allow manufacturers to continue to create great tasting quality foods with consumer-friendly labels for the following industries:

• Bakery Solutions-AAK features a variety of non-hydro solutions including shortenings, frying oils, margarines, cubed shortenings, flaked shortenings and hardstocks to meet complex challenges and applications. Manufacturers who use AAK products can still create a product that looks and tastes as good as it did before their removal while still keeping the taste and texture their customers love, with the performance and shelf life a successful product requires. The site features solutions for everything from pastries and cookie dough to all-purpose frying and baking, as well as roll-in shortening for laminated dough.

• Confectionery Solutions-AAK continues to provide the confectionery industry with premier non-hydro solutions with a wide variety of cocoa butter substitutes and cocoa butter equivalents for compound coatings. The site showcases confectionery solutions such as fats for fillings, inclusions, caramels and ice cream coatings to meet the most challenging non-hydro applications. Manufactures can still offer products that have proper crystallization, with an appealing look and shine, no dullness or bloom-and are perfect for moulding, enrobing, inclusions and drops.

• Dairy Solutions-The site also includes non-hydro, no trans, vegetable based fat solutions that can be used to replace milk fat and create everything from smooth non-dairy creamers, whipped toppings, non-dairy frozen desserts and more. These non-hydro solutions enable proper air incorporation for extended overrun properties and provide the unique mouthfeel of dairy cream.

In addition, NonHydro.com provides information regarding AAK’s commitment to sustainability and traceability of palm oil. The FDA determination is sure to heighten consumers’ label awareness, and will likely spark renewed commitments to health, wellness and environmental concerns. AAK’s products are derived from renewable crops, with ingredients grown and sourced responsibly as part of a continued commitment to sustainability.

AAK is one of the world’s leading producers of high value-adding specialty vegetable oils and fats solutions. These oils and fats solutions are characterized by a high level of technological content and innovation. AAK’s solutions are used as substitute for butter-fat and cocoa butter, trans-free and low saturated solutions but also addressing other needs of our customers. AAK has production facilities in Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Uruguay and the US. Further, AAK has customization plants in Russia and Malaysia.

The company is organized in three Business Areas; Food Ingredients, Chocolate & Confectionery Fats and Technical Products & Feed. AAK’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, within the Large Cap segment. Further information on AAK can be found on the company’s website www.aak.com. AAK USA Inc.

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