Kalamazoo, Mich., USA – Kalsec®, Inc. announces that its Denver City, TX plant has achieved organic certification by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO), a leader in organic certification. Kalsec®’s Kalamazoo, Michigan manufacturing facility was organic certified by OTCO in 2015. The certification meets the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Programme (NOP) and European Union standards.
“Achieving these organic certifications allows Kalsec® the ability to expand our naturally-sourced ingredient portfolio to meet the increasing demand for cleaner label ingredients. This is an accomplishment of which all of our employees can be proud,” said Scott Nykaza, president and chief operating officer. According to Innova Market Insights, almost one of ten global new packaged food and beverages made an organic claim last year. The Organic Trade Association indicated sales of organic food and non-food products in the US broke through another record in 2014, totalling $39.1 billion, up 11.3 per cent from the previous year.
Kalsec®’s Denver City, TX facility specialises in the cultivation, harvest, dehydration and extraction of paprika, rosemary and carrot, as well as specialty herbs and spices. The facility leads the industry in innovative natural ingredient and sustainable processing practices with the manufacture of expeller pressed spice and herb extracts. Included in the expeller pressed product line are specialty pepper extracts such as ancho, capsicum, cayenne, chipotle, ghost, guajillo, habanero, jalapeno and pasilla.
Kalsec® is the leading global producer of natural spice and herb flavour extracts, colours, antioxidants, and advanced hop products for the food and beverage industry. For more than 50 years, Kalsec® has consistently delivered high-quality, innovative ingredient solutions that make products look better, taste better and last longer. Kalsec® is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., with facilities in the US, Europe and Asia.