Introduction of Segregated Grade, 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Shortenings in North America
Olera® Shortenings and Oils, food products division of Global Agri-trade Corporation (GATC), is taking another major step in its commitment to be a competitive supplier of 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) products in North America with the addition of new CSPO Segregated (SG) grade Olera® shortenings to its product line in the first quarter of 2016. The new Olera® shortenings will be available as cubes, beads, flakes and in bags drums, totes and bulk.
While many users of palm oil in the consuming countries are committed to CSPO, its greater growth especially SG grades has been somewhat held back due to the premium; an issue further confounded by CSPO supply chain challenges.
Commenting on these challenges, Jignesh Bhatt, Executive Director for GATC, “leveraging our logistics expertise, dedicated members of our company, and our intimate relationship with key suppliers of CSPO, we are able to seamlessly import and distribute CSPO products to our customers in the US and Canada that have made a superior commitment to sustainability for palm oil at highly competitive prices since 2013. What started back in 2011 as our small commitment to worldwide call for sustainably produced palm oil when our group first participated in developing criteria for sustainability of palm oil, GATC and its affiliate in Canada, Natu’oil Services Inc., have steadily grown to become a premier supplier of CSPO products in North America.”
Global Agri-trade Corporation will be exhibiting its new CSPO Segregated (SG) grade Olera® shortenings at the NPEW in March 2016.
The release of the segregated shortenings launch has also been featured in Prepared Foods.
Link to Prepared Foods article: http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/117549-olera-shortenings-and-oils-certified-sustainable