Britannia Specialty Fats

We have developed a range of vegetable fats, cocoa butter equivalent fats, cocoa butter improver fats, cocoa butter substitutes, confectionery and custom fats. These collectively offer a range of options for customers to create tailored applications. We also work directly with customers to create individual recipe solutions.

Providing tailored solutions to enhance product attributes through total customization services, Britannia supports competitive new product development advantages, the ability to better control recipe costs, and the means to simplify and achieve better consistencies and efficiencies in production.

 

As part of our highly flexible service offering and enhanced by a dedicated Product Development and Innovation centre, all of our Britannia specialty fats are non-hydrogenated, providing the option of replacing existing hydrogenated fats in recipes to support health trends and create clean ingredient labels.

History of Britannia

Founded as Britannia Food Ingredients in 1996 in Goole, United Kingdom, the company grew rapidly to become a leading independent supplier of specialty fats to the confectionery and snack food industries.

 

Acquired by us in 2011, it was rebranded as Britannia and has since become our solution for specialty fats. The Britannia brand is renowned for its research and development, innovation, product enhancement and service capabilities.

Sourcing palm oil responsibly

Making sure we and our suppliers source in an ethical, socially responsible and sustainable way is key

to our purpose – to be the change for good and a healthy future. Find out how our dairy and specialty fats businesses are sourcing palm oil responsibly from third parties in our Palm Oil Dashboard.

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Blog Jan 11, 2023

Transforming Sustainability in the Food and Beverage Industry with Technology

As Global Head of Sustainable Business Development at ofi, I had the pleasure of participating in the Reuters Transform Food USA 2022 conference in Chicago. This event connected over 200 sustainability, supply chain and agriculture leaders to discuss ways in which we can support a more sustainable food system and understand how to collect quality, transparent data. I was honored to present Technology – Driving Sustainability in Food Production, shedding light on the challenges facing the industry and sharing how technology can be a powerful catalyst for progress.

News Aug 17, 2022

How can companies implement effective workforce nutrition programs? 

By Clara Tessler, Nutrition & Health Manager, ofi

 

Malnutrition and poor health around the world continue to negatively impact businesses as result of working days lost to illness and reduced workforce productivity.

 

As well as benefiting employees, investments by companies in health and wellbeing can lead to better employee engagement, reduced absenteeism and higher performance and productivity.

 

We want to create an environment where employees want to come to work every day – it’s in everyone’s best interest.

 

To that end, at ofi we’ve set a goal that by 2030, everyone in our primary workforce will have access to nutrition support. This is the goal we are working towards to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our employees, driven by our purpose to be the change for good food and healthy future.

 

In 2021, with support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), ofi began the roll-out of the Workforce Nutrition Alliance’s Workforce Nutrition Scorecard to assess our baseline and develop or strengthen workplace nutrition programs that tackle issues related to malnutrition across our worksites globally. This includes initiatives across four pillars: healthy food at work, nutrition education, nutrition-focused and breastfeeding support, and resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

 

Discover more from my discussion with GAIN and the Consumer Goods Forum in the Healthier Lives podcast:

Press Release Dec 13, 2022

ofi Vietnam conferred prestigious UN WEPs Award; leads the way in building an inclusive and equal workplace

olam food ingredients (ofi), a global leader in naturally good food & beverage ingredients, is pleased to announce that it has emerged as a national winner in the 2022 United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (UN WEPs) Award for Vietnam under the Leadership Commitment category.

 

The Leadership Commitment award recognises ofi Vietnam’s commitments towards progressive policies, regulations and practices aimed at promoting gender equality in the workplace and with supply chain partners. This prestigious accolade follows a first runner-up national win at the 2021 UN WEPs Award under the Gender Inclusive Workplace category.

 

The UN WEPs Award represents recognition of exemplary company efforts for gender equality aligned to the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The WEPs are seven guiding principles providing a roadmap for a more equal, inclusive and sustainable future.

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