Bunge Loders Croklaan expands organic oils and fats range

The company aims to help food manufacturers expand their organic offerings

Bunge Loders Croklaan is growing its organic portfolio in Europe, offering a scalable supply of organic oils and fats, ranging from sunflower, rapeseed and soy to palm, shea and coconut. The company is also broadening its select network of organic farmers. This offering is aimed to help food companies move toward organic status.

Food brands are striving to be more sustainable, including meeting the increased demand for organic products. Last year Mintel reported that globally, 1 out of 8 food introductions was organic and in Europe this ratio was even higher at 1 out of 5. Moreover, the European Commission has sharpened its actions on the Green Deal’s “Farm to Fork” strategy to move Europe into a more healthy and sustainable food system. The commission has specified a desired target of seeing 25% of total farmland dedicated to organic agriculture by 2030.

“Food companies increasingly view ‘organic’ as an expression of transparency and being closer to nature — messages that strongly resonate among the growing community of conscious consumers,” said Marcel Henneman, Director of Product Management EMEA for Bunge Loders Croklaan. “To achieve an ‘organic’ label status, food manufacturers are required not only to ensure the ingredients in their products are sourced organically, but also that the manufacturing processes employed are certified organic.”

“We invite brands to tap into our long-standing knowledge and experience in lipid processing,” said Feike Swennenhuis, Marketing Director Europe for Bunge Loders Croklaan. “Whether formulating from scratch or reformulating traditional products, we can tailor any kind of fat solution to meet our customer’s specific organic aspirations and our approach is centred around our ‘let’s create together’ principle. We deliver organic quality for both primary lipid sources and more specialty lipids, such as lecithins and fat formulations for infant nutrition, confectionery, bakery, culinary and plant-based. We will continue to extend the options of customized organic solutions to a comprehensive range of food applications.”