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Bay State Milling Co. acquires Certified Foods

Bay State Milling Co., Quincy, Mass., completed its acquisition of Certified Foods Inc., a supplier of conventional, organic and gluten-free whole milled flours, including the Joseph’s Best brand, on Aug. 30.

Based in Woodland, Calif., Certified Foods employs a combination of traditional stone milling and modern milling technologies to produce a wide array of whole grain flours, including brown rice, amaranth, buckwheat, corn, durum, millet, quinoa, sorghum, teff, rye and wheat. In addition, the company also mills a variety of legume flours, such as garbanzo and adzuki beans.

Joe Vanderliet, founder, president and CEO of Certified Foods, worked for Bay State Milling early in his milling career and will stay with the company for a period of time to support the transition and ensure continued customer satisfaction. “I am proud that Bay State Milling will carry forward my vision for whole grain milling and trust that they will continue to supply my customers with high quality products and excellent service,” he says. “The resources and expertise of the Bay State Milling team create exciting opportunities for my employees, suppliers and customers.”

The addition of Certified Foods to Bay State Milling extends the company’s milling footprint from coast to coast, while providing greater depth and breadth in whole grain flours. When combined with Bay State Milling’s recent TJ Harkins acquisition and product applications know-how, the resulting product portfolio of flours, edible seeds, sweet spices and custom blends provides supply chain assurance, an expanded range of ingredient solutions for some of the fastest growing segments of the grain-based foods industry and a leadership position in organic, whole-grain and gluten-free milling.

“We are thrilled to add Certified Foods’ whole grain milling technology, its wide array of product solutions, and its talented team to Bay State Milling’s growing portfolio of organic, gluten-free, and nutritious ingredients for the grain-based food industry,” says Bay State Milling president and COO Pete Levangie. “Our integrated ingredient solutions for healthy, affordable and innovative food products are unrivaled, and we look forward to creating even more value for our growers and customers.”

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