Glanbia Nutritionals, Chicago, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kilkenny, Ireland-based Glanbia plc, said it agreed to acquire Foodarom, a Québec-based custom flavor designer and manufacturer servicing the food, beverage and nutritional product industries with turnkey flavors and formulation support. Foodarom has a flavor library of over 15,000 recipes and produces both liquid and powder products for various applications.

Glanbia says Foodarom is highly complementary to its solutions-based customer approach and focus areas. The acquisition strengthens Glanbia’s capability in the area of flavors and nutritional solutions. The knowledge and experience of the combined research and development teams will fortify Glanbia’s growing position in flavors and further enhance Glanbia’s ability to provide optimized ingredient systems to its customers.

“We recently shared our ambition to scale the flavors area of our business, and are we are very pleased to announce this acquisition of Foodarom,” said Brian Phelan, CEO of Glanbia Nutritionals. “We are excited to welcome their 130-strong team to Glanbia with their exceptional reputation and commitment to flavor excellence. I am delighted with the significant additional capabilities we will be able to offer the customers of both organizations by joining our great teams together.”