UK-based ingredients supplier Daymer Ingredients has signed an agreement with Danish potato ingredients producer AKV, to distribute functional potato starches in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The partnership enables a continuous supply of clear-label potato ingredients, free of chemical modification, to food manufacturers in the UK.

It also facilitates a full range of native starches at selected moisture levels.

Daymer said the new distribution partnership aligns with its strategy of providing natural and sustainable ingredients such as fibres, starches, malt extracts, proteins, flours, and gums.

Daymer Ingredients managing director James Brace said: “We’re thrilled to welcome AKV as our latest supply partner and know that our customers will be keen to incorporate its high-quality potato starches into their products.

“We continue to seek out the best partners who share our commitment to bringing the most sustainable, natural, and planet-friendly ingredients to the UK food and beverage market.

“With AKV’s industry-recognised background in potato ingredients, we look forward to exploring new ways to tackle functionality through clear labels and native starches.”

AKV provides a Clean & Simple range of potato starches that meet food manufacturers’ demands for clean-label functional ingredients that sustain demanding processing conditions.

The Danish company developed its Premium Potato Starch using an energy and water-efficient process to provide one of the highest peak viscosities in the starch industry.

The product suits soups, noodles, extruded products, meat, sauces, cheese processing and dry mixes.

Furthermore, the farmer-owned cooperative offers full traceability, with all the raw materials grown within 60km of its plant.

AKV chief commercial officer Bjarne Larsen said: “Daymer Ingredients is the right partner for us to take our home-grown, value-added potato starch ingredients to the UK.

“British consumers want clean labels and sustainably sourced ingredients and together, we are well-placed to help food manufacturers to meet those needs.”

Earlier this year, Daymer entered a strategic partnership with Agrain, the Danish specialist in up-cycled spent grain ingredients to elevate the quality and sustainability of baked goods.