WOODLAND, CALIF. — Rice and ancient grain provider Western Foods, L.L.C. has acquired American Sunny Foods, Inc., a Stockton, Calif.-based rice flour manufacturer.

Located in the center of California’s medium rice growing region, Western Foods provides a variety of gluten- and allergen-free products to food processors around the world. As part of the acquisition, the company obtained Japanese-style processing capabilities and technical expertise found at American Sunny Foods’ processing facility, which gives rice flours high-quality whiteness, low-micro standards and consistent viscosities, according to the company. By coupling the company’s technologies with rice varieties grown in California, Western Foods said it will begin selling specialty rice flours in Japan, Europe and North America.

In addition to medium grain and glutinous rice flours from California, the full product range will include long grain and medium grain rice flours from the southern United States.