Victory Hemp Foods and Applied Foods Sciences (AFS), a manufacturer of functional and organic ingredients for the natural products industry, have entered a strategic partnership in which AFS will provide marketing and sales support for Victory Hemp’s food and beverage ingredients. AFS will also offer technical support, including formulation expertise and customer service.

“AFS has a well-earned reputation as a leader in the food ingredient space for the development of functional ingredients and working closely with their supply chains to scale them sustainably for all stakeholders,” said Chad Rosen, Victory Hemp founder and CEO, in a company press release (pdf). “This partnership will allow Victory Hemp to apply all of our focus and resources on developing processing infrastructure and building a healthy supply chain as we work together to bring hemp back to the front row in American agriculture.”

“As hemp continues to earn a more significant role in U.S. agriculture, and the demand for plant-based proteins continues to rise, we recognize the opportunity to develop new ingredients that can fully utilize the industrial hemp plant to deliver novel high protein ingredients,” said Loretta Zapp, CEO of AFS.

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