D.D. Williamson

November 01, 2005 12:43 ET

World Leader in Caramel Colour Appoints Rene Rivet Inc. in Ontario

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(CCNMatthews - Nov 1, 2005) -

D.D. Williamson, the world leader in caramel colour, has appointed Rene Rivet Inc. as its representative and distributor in Ontario, Canada, effective today. Caramel colour, manufactured from the controlled heat treatment of carbohydrates, is the world's most widely consumed (by weight) food colour.

D.D. Williamson's U.S. subsidiary manufactures more than seventy different types of caramel colour in Kentucky and California; it exports twenty of these to Canada for customers in food and beverage processing. D.D. Williamson will continue to provide local warehouse stocks of its liquid and powdered caramel colours in the Toronto area.

Rene Rivet Inc. has served as D.D. Williamson's distributor in Eastern Canada since 1994, so the expansion into Ontario represents a consolidation of caramel sales channels. Rene Rivet Inc., which represents many leading ingredient manufacturers, has experienced impressive growth with Ontario food and beverage customers in recent years.

"Rene Rivet's proven technical qualifications and capabilities were key criteria in our decision," said Thom Dotter, Sales Manger for Canada. "We are delighted to join other global ingredient principals that have selected the fine team at Rene Rivet Inc.," added Dotter.

"We are looking forward to expanding with the global experts in caramel colour," said Marie-Claude Langlois, Vice President of Rene Rivet Inc. "Being the world leader and also a family-owned company ensures customer-focus and flexibility. We also anticipate more activity in new colour applications," added Langlois.

D.D. Williamson is the world's largest manufacturer of caramel colour. It produces caramel colour for leading, global companies in beverages, flavours, sauces, gravies, soups, baked goods, dry mixes, pet foods, and pharmaceuticals. The company operates eight manufacturing sites located in the USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Swaziland, and Brazil. Please visit www.caramel.com for more information.

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