News | January 12, 2022

Muntons To Help U.S. Food, Beverage Manufacturers Benefit From Strong UK Barley Harvest

Muntons, a UK-based maker and global distributor of 100% sustainable malt and malted ingredients, is ready to answer supply-chain shortage concerns as it prepares to process a strong predicted harvest.

Lombard, IL (PRWEB) - Supply-chain shortages are becoming all too real for U.S. food and beverage manufacturers who use barley. The 2022 crop in North America is predicted to be down 31%, a major issue for those who rely on malt and malt extracts. Muntons, a UK-based maker and global distributor of 100% sustainable malt and malted ingredients, is ready to answer those concerns as it prepares to process a strong predicted harvest.

“The combination of strong consumer demand coupled with a predicted small harvest and record lows in carry-over supplies was already problematic for North American manufacturers,” says Phil Bamford, Executive Vice President at Muntons USA. “That’s complicated even further by a strong global demand for feed-quality barley and the well-documented supply chain issues that are affecting delivery windows and creating manufacturing delays as well. The good news is that while the barley crop is down by a third across the United States, Canada and Brazil, in the UK it looks like a banner year. Muntons is ready to capitalize on that harvest so we can quickly get our versatile, high-quality products into the hands of food and beverage manufacturers in the United States and around the world.”

As the largest global provider of malt, Muntons is eager to continue introducing its products, service and support to North American manufacturers. Muntons malt products ship worldwide and, in the United States, arrive on both coasts. They are then moved to warehouses or directly to the customer’s facility, which means reliability and accuracy around arrival times.

A century of successful operations means that family-owned Muntons has seen many economic upheavals. The company has always responded with strong planning and a long-term approach to ensure that its customers can rely on its top-quality products, including malt flakes, malt flour, dried malt extracts and liquid malt extracts. “As more manufacturers turn to malt as a replacement for molasses and corn syrup to meet consumer demands for healthier, lower-sugar options, they will be pleased to have a reliable source of this key ingredient,” says Bamford.

That’s good news for producers who are looking to boost their market share for clean-label products with natural ingredients that offer a transparent sourcing history. They will find an experienced and knowledgeable partner in Muntons, which global leading supplier of malt products for brewing and distilling as well as inclusion in food. The Muntons team has more than 300 years’ combined experience in malt usage, Bamford points out, making them a valuable go-to resource alongside the products themselves.

“Our team is incredibly creative, and they love working with new and existing clients to find ways to use Muntons malt products in baked goods, malted beverages, sauces, confections, nonalcoholic beverages and more,” Bamford says. “We also have begun working with manufacturers on dairy, processed meat and vegetarian products, so it’s a very exciting time for us.”

“Manufacturers are struggling now because they don’t know when, or even if, they will get their necessary ingredients to produce their food and beverage products,” Bamford says. “Because Muntons knows when the barley will arrive at our processing facilities, and when our products will be shipping out, we can provide that security to customers. Being a trusted, reliable source of high-quality malt products is what we’ve been doing for 100 years.”

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About Muntons
The Muntons range of malt products is extensive and particularly relevant for food and beverage manufacturers seeking clean-label and plant-based ingredients. Muntons’ versatile malted ingredients are ideal for the creative food and beverage manufacturer who is looking to reformulate existing food and beverage offerings while also introducing exciting new ones to the market. Now trading for 100 years, Muntons is a leading supplier of brewing and distilling malts and malted ingredients to the food and beverage industry worldwide.

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