Kemin Renews Partnership with the World Food Program to Continue Supporting Global Food Relief and Research Projects

Since first partnering with WFP in 2008, Kemin has helped develop tools to ensure robust food safety and quality management, and improve the nutritional profile and shelf life of the foods WFP uses in its operations. The collaboration between Kemin and WFP has successfully enhanced a range of emergency nutrition products, including those aimed at addressing moderate acute malnutrition and used in conflict-affected countries, including YemenSouthern Sudan and Syria† Kemin has also facilitated WFP approval of global product compliance testing and the development of a standard template for food product and packaging specifications. With decades of experience manufacturing nutritional ingredients for food and beverages that meet the highest quality and safety criteria, Kemin helps WFP ensure its products meet the same standards.

“Kemin started our partnership with WFP almost 15 years ago and since then we have seen the importance and necessity of his help grow tremendously,” said Dr. Chris Nelsonchairman and CEO, Kemin Industries† “Working with WFP has given us the opportunity to leverage our expertise and help support those most in need. We are proud to be a business partner of such a critical organization and remain committed to how we can help expand its impact and eradicate food insecurity around the world.”

Since its founding in 1961, WFP has been committed to ending hunger and food insecurity, saving lives in emergencies and using food aid to build a path to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disaster and the consequences of climate change.

“The WFP is grateful to our long-standing business partners who, like Kemin, are helping us fight hunger and provide life-saving, life-changing aid to the most vulnerable,” said Virginia Siebenrok, Head of Food Safety and Quality, WFP. “Over the past 15 years, Kemin has provided critical support, shared resources and expertise, and strengthened our food safety and quality practices and tools. This important partnership has helped WFP deliver safe and nutritious food in emergencies, improve nutrition and deliver long-lasting resilience in the communities we serve.”

This week, Kemin and WFP team members met at WFP’s global headquarters in Rome to sign an agreement for the renewal of the partnership and discuss strategies for the future. Kemin will continue to support WFP in improving its food safety and quality protocols, while providing laboratory services and a dedicated Kemin food scientist to assist relevant WFP activities.

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About Kemin Industries

Kemin Industries is a global ingredients manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life for 80 percent of the world every day with its products and services. The company supplies more than 500 specialty ingredients for human and animal health and nutrition, animal nutrition, aquaculture, nutraceuticals, food technologies, crop technologies, textiles, biofuels and animal vaccines.

For more than half a century, Kemin has been committed to using applied science to address industrial challenges and provide product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products.

Founded in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned company with more than 3,000 employees worldwide and operations in 90 countries, including production facilities in BelgiumBrazilChinaEgyptIndiaItalySan MarinoSingaporeSouth Africa and the United States.

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