St. Louis, Missouri – October 5, 2015 – Bunge North America, the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), announced that it purchased Whole Harvest Foods, LLC, a leading refiner and packager of expeller pressed commercial cooking oil. Whole Harvest Foods products, which including frying oils, pan sprays and liquid butter alternatives are manufactured at its vegetable oil refinery and packaging facility in Warsaw, North Carolina, and its packaging plant in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Whole Harvest Foods’ patented refining process creates a host of minimally processed products that have excellent taste and texture, a long fry life and require no artificial preservatives,” said Tim Gallagher, executive vice president, Oilseed Value Chain, Bunge North America. “As ‘The Oil Experts,’ the Whole Harvest Foods products are a great addition to our product portfolio delivering the simple label features that our customers want.”
Whole Harvest Foods’ products are made from expeller pressed canola, cottonseed and soy oils and will provide solutions to both Bunge’s consumer food manufacturer and foodservice customers. The company has about 35 employees at its two locations who will become a part of the Bunge team.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
About Bunge North America
Bunge North America (www.bungenorthamerica.com), the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), is a vertically integrated food and feed ingredient company, supplying raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About Bunge Bunge Limited
Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 35,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
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