MINNEAPOLIS — Cargill is expanding its food-grade salt footprint in Europe after a recent agreement with CIECH, a supplier of evaporated salt products in Europe.

The agreement will enable Cargill to provide access to a range of specialty and evaporated food salt solutions to European food manufacturers.

“We’ve been in the salt business in North America for more than 60 years, a legacy that gives us ample experience of providing technical expertise to customers looking to formulate foods with this foundational ingredient,” said Sonya Roberts, president of Cargill’s salt business.

The food grade evaporated salts manufactured by CIECH will be combined with Cargill’s portfolio of specialty food salts, including Alberger, premier, micro-sized and Potassium Pro.   

“This is an important stage in the development of our salt business as we are leveraging the extensive experience of Cargill to bring cutting-edge evaporated salt to the European market,” said Philipp Kley, group director of the CIECH salt business unit.