Victory Hemp Foods partners with Applied Food Sciences

Applied Food Sciences Innovation Center.

US Kentucky-based Victory Hemp Foods has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Texas-based Applied Foods Sciences (AFS), a leader in innovation for functional, organic ingredients in the natural products industry. The partnership sees Victory Hemp further its dedication to dramatically expand the range of products in which hemp grain can be used as ingredients.

The partnership will also elevate sales and marketing for Victory Hemp’s food and beverage ingredients, including their two proprietary ingredients, V-70TM Hemp Heart Protein and V-ONETM Hemp Heart Oil, which will launch at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Conference in July 2020. These two new ingredients deliver the nutritional excellence found in hemp while providing neutral flavor and color and unique formulation characteristics that solve challenges for formulators across a broad range of product applications. AFS will provide marketing and sales presence as well as technical support, including formulation expertise and customer service.

Victory Hemp founder and CEO, Chad Rosen, commented on the new partnership: “AFS has a well-earned reputation as a leader in the food ingredient space for the development of functional ingredients and working closely with their supply chains to scale them sustainably for all stakeholders.

“This partnership will allow Victory Hemp to apply all of our focus and resources on developing processing infrastructure and building a healthy supply chain as we work together to bring hemp back to the front row in American agriculture.”

Loretta Zapp, CEO of Applied Food Sciences, explained the strategy behind the partnership: “As hemp continues to earn a more significant role in U.S. agriculture, and the demand for plant-based proteins continues to rise, we recognise the opportunity to develop new ingredients that can fully utilise the industrial hemp plant to deliver novel high protein ingredients.

“We are excited to partner with Victory Hemp Foods. We believe in their leadership, vision, and expertise in processing hemp seed and admire their deep commitment to this agricultural endeavour. We are excited about the team’s proven ability to design ingredients from the hemp heart that have compelling taste and notable formulation advantages. AFS is looking forward to bringing V-70TM Hemp Heart Protein and V-ONETM Hemp Heart Oil to market.”

AFS recently opened its Innovation Center at the University of Iowa’s Bio-Ventures Research Park. There, AFS develops novel, natural, and organic ingredients that are highly scientifically qualified, non-GMO, and GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe – an FDA requirement for US food and beverages). One of the primary goals at the new Innovation Center is to help foster the growth of plant-based science and develop solutions for plant-based foods.

For more information about Victory Hemp Foods, visit: victoryhempfoods.com.

For more information about Applied Food Sciences (AFS), visit appliedfoods.com.

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