Company: AAK USA


Ingredient Snapshot: AAK USA Inc. featured their expanded portfolio of formulation solutions during the 2019 Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting and Food Expo (IFT19). New solutions include the launch of a new global brand for plant-based foods – AkoPlanet, designed to offer formulators a real-life solution for plant-based food and beverages. 

“At this year’s IFT we are thrilled to introduce our global brand for plant-based foods – AkoPlanet,” said Octavio Diaz de Leon, president AAK USA and North Latin America. “This new product supports AAK’s continued commitment to help fulfill consumers’ desires for better-for-you, clean label and sustainable products that look and taste great. We are also proud to share AAK has recently been recognized for our leadership in sustainability when we were placed on Corporate Knights Inc.’s 15th Annual Global 100 ranking of the world’s most sustainable companies.”  

“With AkoPlanet plant-based oils, formulators no longer have to sacrifice taste or texture for sustainably sourced fats,” said Dr. James Jones, vice president customer innovation, AAK USA, Inc. “We created a menu full of delicious real-life solutions for IFT19 attendees to sample. No matter your goals—nutritional, functional or driven by consumer trends—AAK can help you meet them. Our team really knows fats and oils, and we use food science, product development and an expansive toolbox of supplier partners to co-develop value-adding formulation solutions to meet your goals.”