WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Richardson International announced on July 11 that it will build on its success in the canola processing industry launch its Richardson Milling business at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo, the world’s largest food ingredients show, which takes place in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 14-16.

Through the acquisition of Viterra’s oat and specialty grain business on May 1, Richardson Milling now has one of the most extensive oat supply chains in North America. With a wide grower network and four strategically-located processing mills in Canada and the U.S., Richardson Milling is one of the largest oat millers in North America. The company offers food manufacturers a full range of oat ingredients including oat groats, flakes, flour and bran. The product portfolio expands into further value added ingredients such as coated whole grains and granola clusters. Innovative formulations are created to meet growing customer demand for ingredients that deliver specific taste, texture and nutritional profiles.

“We are excited to continue our diversification into value-added processing and build on the success we have achieved in canola processing,” says Pat Van Osch, Senior Vice-President, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing. “The oats business has also provided us with an opportunity to establish a permanent presence in the U.S., which will enhance our ability to meet the needs of the global marketplace.”

Richardson Milling builds on the company’s success in canola processing and food product development with a highly-skilled technical team that is committed to developing oat ingredient solutions that appeal to today’s consumer. Combined with Richardson Oilseed’s full range of canola-based margarines, oils and shortenings, the company offers food manufacturers an expanded line of innovative ingredients to meet consumer demand for healthier products.

“As food manufacturers seek healthier ingredient solutions, we are working with them to create innovative, custom-made new products that meet customer needs,” says Van Osch.