MINNETONKA, MINN. — Nu-Tek Food Science has signed an agreement with Dallas-based Cain Food Industries, Inc. under which Cain will become Nu-Tek’s exclusive broker and distributor for the grain-based foods industry in the United States.

“Our partnership with Cain Food Industries provides a great opportunity to bring our sodium-reduction technology to bakers and manufacturers in the grain-based food industry,” said Tom Manuel, chief executive officer of Nu-Tek Food Science. “Cain brings added-value products to their customers-introducing new concepts and generating innovative new products in the marketplace. They are recognized as the supplier of choice in functional ingredients and can fully support our customers with their strong knowledge and technical support.”

Nu-Tek Food Science owns patented, single-crystal technology that produces Nu-Tek Salt Advanced Formula Potassium Chloride. The technology makes sodium reduction more cost-effective, consistent and significantly minimizes the bitter flavor traditionally associated with potassium chloride without needing to add expensive flavors or maskers and delivers salt intensity similar to sodium chloride, Nu-Tek said.

“Cain Foods has traditionally been a solutions provider to the challenges facing the grain-based food industry,” said Gary Cain, president of Cain Foods Industries, Inc. “Over the last couple of years, study after study has pointed at baked goods as a leading source of sodium in the American diet. Nu-Tek Salt Advanced Formula Potassium Chloride gives us the tool our industry needs to continue to move baked goods back into the ‘good-for-you’ category in the eyes of consumers. Nu-Tek Food Science’s solution allows us to reduce the sodium content in grain-based foods by 33% to 50%, with no loss in flavor or functionality.”