Western Foods, LLC (WF, the Company) has announced the acquisition of the US operations of American Sunny Foods, Inc. consisting of the business associated with operating a processing facility in Stockton. California, USA, and related technology and manufacturing expertise.
As part of the acquisition, WF obtains the Japanese style processing capabilities and technical expertise required by Wagashi confectionery and rice cracker manufacturers in Japan. This technology results in extremely high-quality rice flours with respect to their whiteness, low-micro standards and consistent viscosities. Coupling unique technologies and expertise with rice varieties grown in California, which are similar in quality to popular Japanese varieties, WF will now be able to sell these specialty rice flours in Japan, Europe and North America.
The Company’s network of facilities provides the widest range of rice and ancient grain flours in order to supply food processors on a global basis. This unique Japanese technology increases WF’s product offerings. The full product range includes medium grain and glutinous (sweet) rice flours from California and long grain and medium grain rice flours from the southern (Delta) states. It also offers organic versions of all their flours and LOW MICRO (púro) versions.