Healthy Food Ingredients LLC, Fargo, ND, parent company of SK Food Interntional and Hesco/Dakota Organic Products, recently acquired Suntava Corp., Afton, MN. The Suntava team will operate as a division of HFI, continuing to use the Suntava name.

HFI is a specialty ingredient company that provides non-GMO, organic, gluten-free and identity preserved ingredients to domestic and international customers in the food and pet food manufacturing and food service industries. “HFI is a quickly-growing company, however, we are purposeful in growing the HFI platform,” says Brad Hover, HFI CEO. “Like our other brands, SK Food and Hesco, Suntava has a rich history within the food industry and is a natural fit for us. We are pleased to include them in the HFI family.”

Suntava is a plant-based specialty ingredients company best known for its proprietary Suntava Purple Corn, which is used as an ingredient in functional foods, beverages, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals, as well as a natural colorant for food and beverages.

“Suntava has a profound commitment to contributing to a more healthful way of living,” says Bill Petrich, Suntava president. “We’re excited to be part of HFI and its family of companies that share our vision and values. We look forward to continued growth and expansion into new markets under the HFI umbrella, and know our customers and consumers will benefit from Suntava’s access to a broader grower network, enhanced distribution, and a united commitment to the best food safety practices from field to table.”