Ajinmoto, the leading Japanese food producer, is to acquire the Circle Foods business from US meat company Tyson Foods, Just Food reports.
“Tyson Foods has entered an agreement with Ajinomoto Windsor to sell our Circle Foods operations. We anticipate this transaction to be completed this spring, and are working with Ajinomoto Windsor on a transition plan for operations”, the company is quoted as saying.
“Our primary focus will be to continue delivering results for our customers by producing high quality products”, it added.
According to the news agency, Tyson Foods said it intended to “retain some elements and assets” from the San Diego based business, which it acquired in 2013.
Circle Foods is a manufacturer of Mexican style tortillas and flatbreads, primarily marketing its products under the Nuevo Grille, Tortillaland and Rotiland brands. At the time it was acquired by Tyson Foods it employed 600 staff out of its San Diego facility.
Source: Just Food / Feedstuffs