Our industry has changed dramatically over the last 40 years. But our commitment has not. Allied Blending still believes that consistent quality, innovative product ideas and exceptional service are the right formula for success. Our customers agree.

Watch the short video to learn what makes us the natural choice for food solutions.

What we do

Allied Blending formulates highly-functional blends and provides value-added solutions to the food industry. We also serve industrial applications.

What we make

Allied Blending formulates highly-functional blends and provides value-added solutions to the food industry. We also serve industrial applications.

  • Cheese anti-caking systems
  • Antimycotics and oxygen-saving systems
  • Plant-based non-dairy products
  • Process cheese products
  • Tortilla blends and concentrates

  • Preservative and shelf life extenders
  • Liquid reaction ingredients
  • Bakery leavening systems
  • Pathogenic inhibitors
  • Highly specialized functional starches

Our processes

We are built for blending, with proven processes, extensive R&D staff and exceptional services that meet your evolving business needs.


Technical Support

Our highly experienced food scientists and technical service experts are at your service. They find solutions to complex scientific problems, clarify opportunity areas as they emerge, and respond rapidly whenever technical issues arise.


Product Development

Real world product testing is a reality with our fully outfitted dairy research center and commercial grade tortilla production line. And they’re operated by our outstanding PhD and Food Scientist level talent.


Quality Assurance

Quality is built into every part of our culture. Allied Blending supports products with advanced quality assurance that extends from sales and customer service through manufacturing to transportation and delivery.


Laboratory Services

This is where precision meets opportunity. Our in-house laboratories ensure that products are made to precise specifications and provide research capabilities to assist with product development efforts.


Customer Service

Our most important mission is to provide complete customer satisfaction. That’s why our customer service responds quickly to your needs.

Company History

Here’s a quick timeline with some milestones from the past forty-plus years.


1981 Chuck Carvette and Peter Brooks found Industrial Ingredients, Inc.


1984 The fast-growing company adds manufacturing capabilities through Mississippi Blending Company, Inc.


1986 Continued success requires a manufacturing expansion with a new facility in Keokuk, Iowa


1994 Allied Starch & Chemical is formed as the parent holding company


2005 The company expands through the acquisition of Ingredients Unlimited in California and Del Rancho in Texas


2006 The company name officially becomes Allied Blending & Ingredients, Inc.

2007 A new facility is initiated in Bell, California to address growth and expand BatchPaks™ technology


2011 A state-of-the-art research facility is developed in St. Louis, Missouri


2017 J. Rettenmaier & Sons located in Rosenberg, Germany acquires the company and expands Allied Blending, LP


2021 The company celebrates its 40th anniversary and looks ahead to more industry-shaping innovations and customer-focused solutions

Senior Management Team

Frederic Schulders

Chief Executive Officer

Keokuk, IA

Frederic has more than 25 years of experience in flavors and ingredients for the food and beverage industries. He has held senior and general management positions in Germany, France, Switzerland and in the US. Frederic has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from ISC Paris and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Constance.

Nitin Joshi, Ph.D., CFS

Vice President of Technical Services

St. Louis, MO


Nitin has more than 30 years of experience working in food industry. His areas of expertise include ingredient innovation, product development, commercialization, quality improvement, cost optimization, partnership/collaboration and many others. During his professional career, Nitin has lead development of many diverse food innovations, from dairy and sauces to handheld and frozen products. Nitin is a Chair of IFT Annual Meeting Scientific Program (2022). He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Gujarat Agricultural University in India and his doctorate from South Dakota State University, Brookings. He has more than 45 publications to his credit.


Mark Thorne

Director of Quality Services

St. Louis, MO


Mark has more than 25 years of experience as a recognized food industry leader. His expertise includes all areas of corporate quality and food safety. He works in the Allied Blending R&D Facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Mark has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration.

Tara Perry

Director of Business Operations

Keokuk, IA


Tara has more than 18 years of experience in sales and marketing administration. She joined Allied Blending as the Executive Assistant to the President and advanced to Customer Service Manager and Sales & Marketing Manager, before becoming Director of Business Operations. In addition to her experience with trade show and sales support, Tara has worked with Customer requirements outside the continental USA in Canada, Japan, Europe, South and Central America. Tara holds an MBA from Western Illinois University with concentrations in International Marketing, Management & Finance.

Darlene Young

Director of Finance

Keokuk, IA


Darlene has more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting administration. She joined the company as the Accounting Manager and advanced to Financial Controller before becoming Director of Finance. Darlene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Quincy University with a minor in mathematics.


“Back in 1981, the company had simple beginnings and big goals. Forty years later we still aim high and work hard every day.”

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