(9 July/Food Navigator)

Univar will now distribute the PureSea range of seaweed ingredient products by Seaweed & Co in Europe. A spokesperson for Univar reported that by introducing seaweed to their range of products this will allow the company to cope with the increasing demand that has occurred recently for seaweed products. The company is confident that it will be a success as it accommodates many trends that the food and beverage industry is experiencing, especially for plant-based products that enhance nutrition. Regional manager Sam Russell said that the partnership with Seaweed & Co. will allow the seaweed processor to access a wider market through their stores. The range of products will be able to be purchased in Northern Europe later this month, with roll-out expected for the rest of Europe later in the year.