About Us

Clean Label Solutions From Nature

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A&B Ingredients provides natural, clean-label ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry focusing on health and nutrition, food safety, and shelf life extension. We are passionate about discovering unique food ingredients that are sourced from nature and meet the market demand for clean, natural, "free-from", and sustainable food products.

Since our inception over 30 years ago, A&B Ingredients has maintained a commitment to research and development. By partnering with our customers and suppliers, we have created a unique combination of technologies, product development skills, and application proficiency, helping address many of the challenges facing the food industry.

Today, A&B Ingredients continues this tradition by providing ingredient expertise, application support, and technical services to the food and beverage industry. As a reliable supplier of natural, functional, clean label ingredients, A&B Ingredients continues its long-standing commitment to helping improve the performance and value of food and beverage products.

Our Mission

To discover unique, clean label ingredients that enable our customers to create value-added products. Our ingredients come from partners worldwide who all share a dedication to sustaining our high-quality standards.

Our Leadership

We have spent over three decades building a strong network of assets, capabilities, and expertise. As a result, A&B Ingredients now provides natural clean/clear label ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry focusing on health and nutrition, food safety and quality.

Our technical resources, pilot plant, application labs, and microbiological testing have positioned us as leaders in unique ingredients for a wide variety of applications.

Meet Our Team Leaders

Abe Bakal
Abe Bakal
Founder and Chairman
Gil Bakal
Gil Bakal
Managing Director
Joe O'Neill
Joe O'Neill
VP Sales and Business Development
Michael Chang
Michael Chang
Application Manager
Yana Viardo
Yana Viardo
Marketing Director

Our Commitment

A&B Ingredients is fully committed to helping our customers succeed. We welcome the opportunity to work with our customers and support the development of new and improved food products. Our technical service and sales teams assist our customers in choosing the right ingredients best suited to their needs.

A&B maintains a full applications lab with state-of-the-art equipment, pilot plant facilities, and testing capabilities on-premises. We have a passion for innovating food ingredients and developing new and improved products. We continue to attract a world-class array of strategic and scientific talent to lead us into cutting-edge innovations for our customers.

Our clients in the food and beverage industry trust us to be their partner in product innovation, custom product development, food safety, and sustainability, product sourcing and importing, application development, technical services, sales, and marketing.

Our Promise To You

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Natural Ingredients

We focus on developing a line of unique, functional ingredients that are sourced from nature.

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Clean Label

Our functional ingredients are clean, simple, and natural and meet the clean label claim, so you can be honest about what is in your products.

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Our ingredients are free from GMOs, and most are free from common allergens, like gluten, soy, and dairy. Helping you develop simple, healthier food products is our goal.

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Superior Quality

We partner with suppliers who share our dedication to sustaining high-quality social, ethical, environmental, and product standards.

How Can We Help?

We are here to help you with development of new and improved food products. Our technical service and sales teams can assist you in choosing the right ingredients best suited for your applications.

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