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Omega, Misitano & Stracuzzi Enter Citrus Essential Oils Distribution Pact

Posted: April 12, 2013

Omega Ingredients has formed a new partnership with Misitano & Stracuzzi to explore new business opportunities to distribute its Italian citrus essential oils.

Used in the production and manufacturing of food products, beverages, fragrances and cosmetics the Misitano & Stracuzzi product range comprises citrus essential oils including distillates, concentrates, terpenes and floral petitgrains. It contains lemon, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, bergamot, and clementine fruit varieties, with a mixture of pressed, distilled, decolorized, essence oils, plus both terpenes and terpeneless fractions.

The new range is kosher and halal certified and includes natural clementine oil with a fresh, sweet orange aroma suitable for use in citrus fruit and orange products. Other essential oils of note include Pink Grapefruit 8 fold, which has a dry fresh aroma with a slight fir pine needle note ideal for tropical fruits, bitter orange, pine and grapefruit applications.

“Beginning a partnership with a company which has one of the oldest histories of essential citrus oils processing and production in Italy is very exciting for Omega Ingredients," said Steve Pearce, CEO and founder of Omega Ingredients. "We specialize in the cutting edge fusion of biochemistry with natural materials to create the very best specialist natural flavors, ingredients and aromas.Therefore, we are extremely keen to marry the old with the new, as we establish the prestigious heritage and excellence of Misitano & Stracuzzi essential oils within our product offering to the U.K. market.”.

"We are extremely proud of our tradition, processing citrus fruit and producing citrus essential oils in Messina, Sicily for almost 100 years," said Antonio Stracuzzi, chairman of Misitano & Stracuzzi. "This landmark partnership will see the ready availability of our product to businesses from a range of sectors in the U.K. seeking top quality citrus essential oils for products ranging from fragrances for perfumes and cosmetics to flavorings and ingredients."