Wild Flavors, Inc. formed a partnership with Sterling Technology, Brookings, S.D., making Wild the exclusive provider of both Immunel and Tegricel solutions. These bioactive milk peptide products will now be included in Wild’s Health Ingredient Technology & Solutions (H.I.T.S.) lineup. 

“We’re very pleased to be able to announce our partnership with Sterling Technology. A company the caliber of Sterling, with its quality products and research, will enable Wild to continue offering the most cutting-edge ingredients and solutions,” says Erik Donhowe, chief operating officer for Wild Flavors, which is headquartered in Erlanger, Ky. “This partnership will further help our company in developing innovative food and beverage products for our customers.”

This new partnership also will combine Sterling’s scientific research expertise in bioactive milk peptides with Wild’s product development and flavor expertise – delivering a complete solution.  With Sterling Technology’s years of clinical studies and GRAS status, Wild will be able to use its skills to incorporate Immunel and Tegricel into efficacious, great tasting food and beverage products.

“At Sterling, we’ve always been family based, committed to excellence and the highest quality standards,” says Randy Kjelden, president of Sterling Technology. “Partnering with Wild just seemed like a natural fit, as both companies share many of the same core values. We’ve been developing Immunel and Tegricel for many years now, and we are confident in Wild’s ability to support and promote these innovations.”

Immunel milk peptide is a clinically tested, cost-competitive ingredient that supports immune health and is easily incorporated into a myriad of food and beverage products with no impact on taste, color and texture. Studies have shown Immunel to rapidly increase phagocytosis, increase the number and vigor of immune cells that respond to microbial (bacterial) invaders, activate natural killer cells and more. Immunel can be used in foods, beverages and supplements.

Tegricel is a new product made from premium milk peptides and bioactives. It is a natural defense against Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). Tegricel has also been shown to repair damaged tissue from the use of NSAID’s (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) and other conditions that cause intestinal damage. Tegricel can be used in foods, supplements and some beverage applications.

About Wild Flavors, Inc.
Wild Flavors, Inc., headquartered in Erlanger, Ky., is one of the world’s leading privately‐owned manufacturers of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industry. Wild Flavors provides specific flavors, colors and ingredients as well as innovative and great tasting concepts through application expertise and technological advancements. For more information, please visit www.wildflavors.com.

About Sterling Technology 
Sterling Technology, located in Brookings, S.D., is a privately held, third-generation, family-owned company. It is the leader in bioactive milk peptide-based research. Since 1987, Sterling has been studying and producing quality bioactive peptides, and is the only nutritional supplement the company manufactures. Sterling is the world’s largest dedicated specialty peptide manufacturing company. For more information, go to www.sterlingtechnology.com.