Wild Flavors

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WILD Flavors, Inc.
Industry Flavors and Colors
Founded 1994
Headquarters Erlanger, Kentucky, USA
Key people
Dr. Hans-Peter Wild
Website WILDFlavors.com

Wild Flavors, Inc. is a manufacturer of flavors, colors, and health-conscious food and beverage ingredients with headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky. WILD Flavors, Inc is affiliated with Rudolf WILD GmbH & Co. KG and Dr. Hans-Peter Wild.

Its headquarters are in Erlanger, Kentucky.[1]

Major competitors include Givaudan, Firmenich, and International Flavors and Fragrances.

In July 2014 the company announced it was being taken over by Archer Daniels Midland in a $3 billion deal. Subject to regulatory approvals the takeover was expected to close before the end of 2014.[2]


1994 - F&C Company in Cincinnati, OH was acquired and renamed WILD Flavors Inc
1995 - DRI Flavors, Canada
1997 - La Monde Ltd in Placentia, CA
2008 - American Purpac Technologies in Beloit, WI
2014 - Archer Daniels Midland said it will buy Wild Flavors for $3 billion.[3]

2006 - Cognis Health & Wellness[4]
2007 - Diversified Natural Products[5]
2009 - Sunwin International[6]


Resolver Technology - A natural functional flavor based on a mix of natural flavors and flavor extracts. It neutralises undesirable off-notes of certain functional ingredients including a bitter, soapy, metallic or burning aftertaste.[7]
SaltTrim - Allows food and beverage manufacturers to halve the amount of salt used in their products, making them healthier without impairing the taste.[8]
Colors From Nature - A line of natural colors and plant extracts which allow for a wide variety of applications. The products use the authenticity and high quality provided by plant extracts along with the understanding that plant extracts contain original valuable components.[9]


  1. ^ "Contact." Wild Flavors. Retrieved on October 22, 2011. "Mailing Address 1261 Pacific Avenue Erlanger, Kentucky 41018"
  2. ^ "Food ingredients firm Wild Flavors being acquired by ADM for $3 bn". Chicago News.Net. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "ADM buys ingredients company Wild Flavors for about $3 billion". chicagotribune. 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cognis Bolsters Position in Food and Beverage Industry Following Major Announcements". 25 June 2006. 
  5. ^ "WILD Flavors, Inc. and Diversified Natural Products Announce Partnership to Provide the Food and Beverage Industry - OligoFlex, a Revolutionary Ingredient for Joint Health". 22 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Sunwin International and WILD Flavors, Inc. Announce Self-GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) Affirmation for OnlySweetTM Stevia Extracts". Marketwire. 15 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Future Flavour Pathways". March 2009. 
  8. ^ "Wild helps cut salt content and maintain taste". 26 November 2007. 
  9. ^ "WILD Ingredients, product concepts for healthy, natural food". 18 November 2005. 

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