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ABF Ingredients

Sugar Way



United Kingdom


Tel. +44 (0)1733 555032

Fax. +44 (0)1733 427846


Emulsifiers and Emulsifier Systems, Enzymes and Enzyme Systems, Nutraceutical and Functional Food Ingredients, Rice and Rice Products, Starch and Starch Products, Yeast and Yeast Products


ABF Ingredients

ABF Ingredients (ABFI) is a division of Associated British Foods, comprising of a range of ingredient companies operating under their own identities and business models.

The business today supplies ingredients in a wide range of food and beverage applications including some speciality areas in pharmaceuticals and personal care sectors.

ABFI is an area of high growth potential and is the focus of expanding work on high added value ingredients. Our aim is to continue to build this business, through innovation, product development and acquisition.

Companies within ABFI include:

- AB Enzymes are one of the world’s oldest Enzyme companies. AB Enzymes develops, produces and markets enzymes for food, animal feed, textile and pulp and paper applications and is a world leader in this field.

- ABITEC Corporation in the US, which produce emulsifiers and specialty chemicals for the food, pharmaceutical, personal care and industrial markets.

- Ohly GmbH and Ohly Americas offer a wide range of products such as yeast extracts, inactive dry yeast, special vitamin yeast, yeast cell wall deriviatives, medical yeast and autolysed yeast based on bakers and/or Torula yeast, as well as wine yeast, speciality powders and starter cultures. Ohly have locations within the Australia, Germany and US.

- PGP International is a leading supplier of grain based extruded ingredients. PGPI specialise in developing extruded ingredients, high protein soy crisps, rice flours and gluten free products.

- SPI Pharma – Provides the innovative solutions global pharmaceutical and nutritional customer need to succeed. SPI Pharma’s products include antacid actives, directly compressible calcium powders, functional excipients, drug delivery systems, taste-masked actives, and vaccine adjuvants.

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Business News 01 March 2017

ABF Boosted by Sugar Performance

01 Mar 2017 --- Associated British Foods plc (ABF) has reported that for the half year, the company expects excellent progress in adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share for the group. The trading outlook for the group for the full year is unchanged with progress expected in adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share.

Business News 12 January 2017

Ingredients Help Revenues Rise at ABF

12 Jan 2017 --- Good revenue growth at its ingredients unit helped Associated British Foods report revenues 10 percent ahead of last year in the 16 weeks to January, according to its trading update. ABF Ingredients (ABFI) unit includes a number of ingredients companies including AB Enzymes, which develops enzymes for food and drink applications and PGP International which specializes in cereal and protein crisps and rice based flours & blends.

Business News 14 November 2016

SPECIAL REPORT: The Food Industry Responds to Trump’s Victory

14 Nov 2016 --- As the dust begins to settle following the most contentious US election in history, the global food industry begins to react to president-elect Donald Trump and his Republican Vice President Mike Pence taking the reigns for the next four years and what the immediate and future implications will be.

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01 August 2017

article image Targeting key trends with ingredient solutions

Asian, African or Middle-Eastern flavor and food trends find more and more popularity among US consumers. Ohly is one of the world’s leading suppliers of yeast extracts, yeast based flavors and specialty powders for the food, fermentation, health and animal feed markets globally. 
At IFT 2017, Ohly presented a new yeast extract called SAV-R-FULL which provides umami and salty taste and highlights the aroma profile of recipes. 

25 January 2012

article image New Low Cost Monoglyceride Replacer

Oscar Diez of AB Enzymes on a new low cost monoglyceride replacer.

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