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McCain acquires European frozen foods producer

The Netherlands-based company's selection of frozen vegetable appetizers will join McCain’s portfolio
Scelta Products – Vegetable Product Assortment
Frozen vegetable assortment from Scelta Products. Photography courtesy McCain Foods

McCain Foods has acquired European company Scelta Products as it looks to grow its prepared vegetable appetizer offerings.

The Netherlands-based frozen foods producer has been a business partner of McCain’s for the past 13 years. 

Its onion rings, battered and breaded mushrooms and other vegetable appetizers will join McCain’s portfolio. Scelta Products' plant assets will be integrated into McCain's product network, increasing production capacity to accelerate growth throughout European and international markets. 

Scelta Mushrooms, co-founder of Scelta Products, will solely focus on its mushroom business going forward.

The deal, which closed September 8, is the latest in a series of investments and acquisitions McCain has made in recent years, including Ad van Geloven, Strong Roots and Forno De Minas

"With common customers and shared values as family-owned companies, there is a natural complement between McCain Foods and Scelta Products," Max Koeune, president and CEO of McCain Foods, said in a a statement. "We feel honoured and privileged to build on the legacy of Scelta Products, bringing their delicious product to our customers as we expand on the fantastic business that Scelta's founders have created."

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