Above Food to acquire Sonic Milling Systems
By Food in Canada staffBusiness Operations Plant-based foods Above Food Clean labels food processing Plant-based ingredients Sonic Milling Systems
Above Food sings an agreement to acquire Sonic Milling Systems, a food-technology company focused on developing processing techniques to create plant-based ingredients and products more cost effectively, using fewer resources, while increasing the bio-availability of nutrients.
This acquisition brings with it a full suite of proprietary intellectual property and global patent coverage for both core and recently developed ancillary technologies.
Sonic Milling’s proprietary hydrodynamic-cavitation technology uses water and pressure to create microscopic air bubbles capable of breaking apart a diverse range of ingredients – from whole grains to pulses, fruits, and vegetables – into clean-label liquids and sauces without the need for stabilizers or added oils.
Currently, Sonic Milling has deployed the technology to produce oat-concentrate, oat beverage, and oat creamer for some of North America’s largest retailers and brands.
“Combining Sonic Milling’s ability to process whole oats with Above Food’s scaled gluten-free oat-production program and primary processing infrastructure, we see advantages in preserving nutrient quality while having the lowest unit economics,” said Wayne Goranson, CEO of Sonic Milling Systems, “Together we can offer a full range of clean-label oat-products and ingredients nutritiously, efficiently, and at scale.”
“We’ve been searching for the last two years to uncover an alternative to conventional fractionated protein concentrates and were focused on technology that increases the bio-availability of the native nutrients and proteins found in pulses, grains, and vegetables. Sonic Milling has done just that, in the protein beverage space and we’re excited to expand the application of this groundbreaking technology across our portfolio of our specialty ingredients, private labelled products, and consumer brands,” said Lionel Kambeitz, CEO and executive chair of Above Food.
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