Naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions

We believe in raw potential - 

of nature, ingredients, people, technology, ideas.

We don’t just accept what’s put in front of us. 

We ask, what else could this be?

At every level we use our imagination and expertise to find more creative, productive and sustainable ways of doing things.

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It's not a film. 

It's who we are.

olam food ingredients is now known as ofi. Focused on the raw materials and ingredient platforms that we're known for globally - cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts, and spices. We still offer everything we did before. What’s new is that we’re adding capabilities - especially in product development - working closely with our customers, sharing our fresh ideas to inspire new concepts. Making it real at every step, from plant to palate.

Traceable, delicious & nutritious?

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17 new spice blends

Read more about how our new spice blends give manufacturers flavor for sensory experiences.

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New sensory experiences

Delight the senses with flavors from our natural ingredients.

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Health & wellbeing

Celebrate nutrients in nuts, harness spices' health halo, use natural flavors of cocoa, tap into dairy goodness, take advantage of wellness benefits of coffee.

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Natural, clean label & plant-based alternatives

Solve plant-based formulation challenges. Innovate with organic and non-GMO ingredients and remove artificial flavors and preservatives with our natural ingredients.

Consumers want traceability & sustainability

So we’re constantly increasing volumes of traceable ingredients, working closely with farmers to improve supply chain data.

It’s not a product.

It’s a partnership.

We deliver value, support growth and create impact for our customers with our fresh ideas, ingredients and solutions that are:

Natural, Nutritious & Delicious

  • Enable health, well-being and nutritional benefits.
  • Offer new and indulgent sensory experiences.
  • Create a wide range of plant-based alternatives.
  • Provide natural and clean-label properties.
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Reliable, Traceable & Tailored

  • Leverage our global network and on the ground intel.
  • Manage quality, food safety, traceability, and security of supply across the integrated value chain.
  • Focus on continuous innovation and customization from plant to palate.
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Sustainable, Collaborative & Transparent

  • Constantly improve data and insight to offer transparency across the supply chain.
  • Build collaborative partnerships to deliver sustainability impact at scale.
  • Define metrics, set targets, track and report on continuous progress.

It's not a new idea.
It's a chance for infinite possibilities.

It’s easy to make something taste amazing. It’s much harder to fill it with nutritional benefits too. And what about making sure it’s ethically sourced and right for the planet? Whatever category you’re serving, let’s supersede the benchmark with our portfolio of highly complementary natural and delicious ingredients. Co-creation is easy!

Bakery

Your next cookie filling, cake topping, pie crust, biscuit crumb or bread mix starts with our playground of ingredients. Let’s get busy combining tastes, textures and colors that not only delight consumers, but also the people and planet around them. Give sweet treats a natural twist by combining our cocoa powder and nut pastes to create indulgent center-filled cookies with a premium texture. 

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Beverages

From cold brewed spiced coffee to golden milk made with dairy powder or nuts to suit modern consumer preferences. Even the most basic ingredient can make a real difference. With us, you can customize and co-create from plant to palate to find taste, texture and nutritional profiles that make your hot, cold, or plant-based beverages unique.

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Chocolate & Confectionery

The world loves cocoa, in chocolate, confectionery, ice cream, bars and desserts. The need to make these better for our bodies and planet has never been greater. We’re bringing lots of fresh thinking to the table – like reducing sugar and sodium in recipes with clever cocoa creations and vegan, organic and traceable solutions. How about creating delicious vegan ‘milk’ chocolate bars with our gluten-free and grain-free cashew flour?

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Dairy & Desserts

Emerging flavor trends in milks, yogurts and ice-creams are a real opportunity to create healthy, tasty, formulations that consumers can indulge in. Why not try new twists on familiar pairings, such as chocolate doughnut and coffee flavored ice cream? In cocoa alone, our R&D specialists can help tackle challenges in both dairy and plant-based desserts: from a unique methodology to pair cocoa powders with pea, nut, or oat bases to address taste, to reducing bitterness of FMP formats with our Fresco Cacao.

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Savory & Culinary

It’s great when you can respond to trends. It’s even better when you spark them yourself. Together, we can create sauces, nut-based cheeses, and spice blends that fulfil existing desires or even feed new ones. How about putting a new spin on traditional dishes with trend-led ingredients like our choco mole sauce inspired by the Oaxaca region of Mexico? Using authentic spices and premium cocoa, this sauce is rich in antioxidants with a deep color and enticing aroma that will delight the senses.  

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Snacking

Join our search for the next trail mix, cereal, or snack bar hit. Together, we can find new ingredient combinations that fulfil consumer desire for taste, texture, nutrition, and traceability. One idea? Take consumers on a journey through the world’s most vibrant cuisines with seasoned nut recipes drawing on our Blends of the Americas spice range, including Blanched Almonds with Spicy Citrus Coast and Candied Cashews with Warm Sedona Sunset.  

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ofi is already part of your everyday life…

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Read ofi news

Blog Jun 23, 2022

ofi supports breastfeeding workplaces throughout Vietnam

According to the World Health Organization, “Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival…and women who breastfeed also have a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers.”1 At ofi, we want to ensure working mothers have the opportunity to continue breastfeeding when they return to work. Without having to choose between one or the other. As such, breastfeeding support is an essential part of the workforce nutrition programs we are developing.

 

In 2021, with support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, ofi began the roll-out of the Workforce Nutrition Alliance’s Workforce Nutrition Scorecard to assess our workplace nutrition programs and tackle issues related to malnutrition across workplaces globally. Last year, ofi’s cashew teams in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Vietnam reviewed their collective experience and set a target which is now stated in their global sustainability strategy Cashew Trail; by 2030, “100% of ofi employees in processing facilitates have access to support related to nutrition programs”. This includes initiatives across four pillars: healthy food at work, nutrition education, nutrition-focused and breastfeeding support, and resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers”.

 

In Vietnam, where less than one quarter of infants aged 0 to 5 months are exclusively breastfed2, our Nuts teams launched an initiative last year focused on improving conditions for breastfeeding. All 11 of our Nuts processing facilities have been equipped with private, dedicated lactation rooms with milk pumps and freezer storage.

 

Since then, the initiative has grown and the team is now partnering with NGO and subject-matter experts Alive & Thrive, on a comprehensive workplace lactation program. In the first year, activities will support over 2,500 female employees and their families especially the pregnant and breastfeeding mothers with counseling sessions, sensitization and education opportunities, expert assistance, and workshops.

 

The Alive & Thrive team is currently collecting baseline data and will conduct an assessment in 2023 to assess the program’s impact over the next 3 years. Among the many anticipated benefits, the program is expected to improve health outcomes for both mother and child, increase knowledge and uptake of breastfeeding best practices, improve employee retention, reduce absenteeism, and increase overall employee satisfaction.

 

 

1 https://www.who.int/health-topics/breastfeeding
https://globalnutritionreport.org/resources/nutrition-profiles/asia/south-eastern-asia/viet-nam/
News May 13, 2022

ofi outlines sustainability focus at new Tokoroa plant

  • Plant construction on track as new senior team member joins in key sustainability role.

 

ofi (olam food ingredients) today announced a range of actions to support its sustainability goals across its New Zealand operations, including building its sustainability team and enhancing a sustainably minded approach at its plant.

 

Plant construction is progressing well, and the plant remains on track for opening at the start of the 2023 season.  

Press Release May 20, 2022

ofi’s nuts team recognized for industry excellence and innovation at INC Congress

ofi’s nuts team was awarded the Corporate Golden Nut Award, by the International Nut and Dried Fruit

Council (INC) Congress. The Golden Nut Award is the top international recognition of excellence in the nuts industry. The team also received the Innovation Award for Cashew Nut Oil Dipping Sauces & Dressings, which use minimally processed cashew oil to address consumer interest in the plant-based market.

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