Algaia and Herbstreith & Fox collaboration combines pectin and alginates for bakery applications

October 21, 2019

Algaia S.A. (Lannilis, France) and Herbstreith & Fox KG Germany (Neuenbürg, Germany) are collaborating to provide a sustainable combination of pectin and alginates for baking applications. Algaia is a global supplier of seaweed extracts, and Herbstreith & Fox (H&F) is a global supplier of pectin from citrus and apple. The combination of pectin and alginate is synergistic, providing functionality and high stability in bakery applications such as bakery filling, bakery topping, pies, or cookies that use fruit preparations.

“The origin of the seaweed plus the type of extraction technique — and in the combination with the right pectin — all are critical for providing the best customer and consumer experience,” explained Fabrice Bohin, CEO of Algaia, in a press release. “However, we also acknowledge that today’s customers rightly demand a high level of transparency and traceability in the solution they choose, while consumers want to know the source of each ingredient with simple, easy to understand labels. Working with H&F ensures that our customers will receive German-origin pectin combined with fresh, wild seaweed alginate from France. Since both companies share the same vision, we offer our customers full transparency.”

“Both companies are fully focused in their area of expertise and in their responsible supply chain and manufacturing processes,” adds Sven Fox, H&F’s CEO, in a press release. “By offering expertise in the single ingredients, and adding the blending as service on top, this collaboration gives customers the commitment to excellence they are seeking, and providing the best functionality, highest quality, and full traceability.”