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Florida Food Products acquires Amelia Bay, LLC

Amelia Bay is now part of Florida Food Products (FFP). The coming together will strengthen FFP’s position in the clean label space by adding a beverage platform to its broad portfolio of natural products within the meat, savory, health and wellness markets.

FFP is a leader in clean label food and beverage ingredient solutions. With a mission to “improve the food we eat by producing real ingredients from nature that work”, the company has delivered a multitude of clean label solutions through its vast manufacturing capabilities including extraction, fermentation, drying, and blending. FFP’s latest innovations include VegStable®Plus, a natural phosphate alternative for the meat industry, and a line of fermented vegetable juices that provides novel flavor and taste enhancement delivery to a wide variety of end applications, most notably plant‐based foods.

MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, is the controlling shareholder of Florida Food Products.

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Amelia Bay Offers Liquid Tea Extracts

​From Prepared Foods, December 2014:

Amelia Bay is North America’s only vertical tea brewer and formulator serving private label beverage, flavor ingredient and foodservice product manufacturers. Amelia Bay’s brewed liquid tea extract benefits include: beautiful finished product clarity, brewed tea label claims, ease of use (no dissolving or kettle brewing required), robust brewed flavor profiles, authentic color and mouth feel. Read more >>

Amelia Bay Publishes Second White Paper

Amelia's Bay newest white paper, "Transform Your Tea: Balancing the Perfect Brew," gives beverage manufacturers a thorough understanding of how brewed tea characteristics and label claims both factor into the success of their RTD iced tea products - especially significant since tea's popularity is growing as quickly as its list of health benefits. The paper highlights the importance of ensuring that the characteristics of brewed tea, like authentic taste and appearance, shine through in the final formulation, so that all label claims-real-brewed, functionality and clean-label-can be met.
As the only vertical tea brewer and formulator in North America, Amelia Bay offers unmatched tea technical expertise. Visit to download the white paper.

Amelia Bay White Paper Available

Amelia Bay announces the publication of a new white paper: “To a Tea: Building a Better Iced Tea,” written to assist beverage manufacturers in making the proper decisions when it comes to formulating RTD iced tea. The paper examines the current RTD iced tea landscape and consumer trends, provides a primer on types of brewing tea bases and perhaps most importantly, offers pertinent questions brewing manufacturers should ask themselves about their end goals before they enter this growing market.
As the only vertical tea brewer and formulator in North America, Amelia Bay offers unmatched tea technical expertise. Visit to download.

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