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Brenntag announces new distribution agreement with Tata Chemicals


11th April 2019

The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America, part of the Brenntag Group, announces a new distribution agreement with Tata Chemicals Limited for prebiotics in the United States.

Tata NQ, the nutritional solutions division of Tata Chemicals Limited, offers nature-backed, science-supported ingredients with specific and desirable health benefits. This agreement allows Brenntag to distribute Tata NQ’s Fossence and Gossence prebiotic portfolio:

  • Fossence (FOS): Short chain Fructooligosaccharides
  • Gossence (GOS): Galactooligosaccharides. 

Studies suggest that prebiotics positively control the gut microbiome and aim to improve gut and digestive health. The gut microbiome is becoming a mainstream area of interest and its impact on immunity, bowel health, and nutrient absorption is being increasingly studied.

“We are excited to announce our collaboration with Tata and their prebiotic line for the U.S. market,” said Larry Davis, VP of Brenntag Food & Nutrition North America. “With the importance of gut and digestive health continuously growing, we are perfectly positioned to introduce customers to the benefits of Tata’s FOS and GOS through our North American Food & Nutrition Application & Development Center.”

Fossence is a 100% soluble, naturally sweet tasting, prebiotic and dietary fiber. As a versatile ingredient, it provides opportunities for fiber fortification and sugar reduction in a variety of formats from bakery, dairy, and confectionary to nutraceutical supplements. Gossence is a highly effective prebiotic traditionally preferred for infant and children food applications. This prebiotic has a wide pH and temperature stability and is now seeing growth into nutraceutical applications.

“We are happy to begin our relationship with Brenntag in the nutritional market, as this marks a milestone for us in our entry into the United States. Equipped with in-house food technology and an analytics team, we will confidently provide relevant solutions to the market. Brenntag’s reach, technical expertise, and presence in food and nutrition will allow us to thrive. Together, we hope to have an exciting journey,” said Zarir Langrana, Executive Director & President, Global Chemicals, Tata Chemicals.