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Richardson launches milling business at IFT


July 15, 2013
By Bakers Journal

July 15, 2013, Winnipeg – Richardson International introduced its Richardson Milling business at Chicago's Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual meeting and food expo.

Richardson Milling recently acquired Viterra’s oat and specialty grain business on May 1, and now has four processing mills in Canada and the U.S. and offers food manufacturers oat ingredients such oat groats, flakes, flour and bran.

“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 Oilseed’s offers canola-based margarines, oils and shortenings.

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“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.

During the Alberta floods, the company donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund. The fund assists Red Cross teams in providing the basic needs to flood victims, as well as offering inquiry services and supporting evacuee shelters.