VIOBIN USA, a leader in the manufacture of nutritional extracts and defatted wheat germ for over 75 years, was founded in 1936 by Mr. Ezra Levin whose strong commitment to nutrition, quality, and good health led VIOBIN Corporation into the manufacture of drugs, health food products, and nutritional supplements. Mr. Levin was truly a man ahead of his time; he developed a cholesterol-free defatted egg powder long before the modern day excitement over cholesterol. Also in the 1950’s, he pioneered methods for production of fish protein concentrate in an effort to fulfill his vision of feeding impoverished peoples all over the world. The next several decades molded VIOBIN into our present-day role as the leading manufacturer in the United States of Wheat Germ Oil and Defatted Wheat Germ.
Panhandle Milling, LLC has announced the purchase of Viobin, LLC effective April 25, 2018. Viobin will operate as a PHM Brands Company. An industry pioneer since 1936, Viobin has remained the leader in the manufacturing of defatted wheat germ and specialty oils.
“We are excited to be adding the trusted name of Viobin to the PHM Brands family of companies. Viobin brings its 76-year history and commitment to nutrition, quality and health food and feed products. This acquisition positions PHM Brands to be a nationwide supplier in the rapidly growing specialty grain and oil markets.” stated Peter Bisaccia, President & CEO.
About PHM Brands, LLC.
PHM Brands, LLC is a vertically integrated food manufacturer who offers a comprehensive range of agricultural based specialty ingredients and blended products in 5 locations throughout the United States. PHM Brands, LLC is headquartered in Denver, CO and is a family of companies that include Panhandle Milling, New Mexico Milling, Specialty Grains, Specialty Blends, Specialty Feeds and Viobin.
VIOBIN USA’S core products are:
Wheat Germ Oil (WGO) – An unrefined, nutritionally rich vegetable oil which supplements today’s diets of over processed and vitamin deficient foods. This product contains necessary staples for both humans and animals and can be found in many health food and animal nutrition stores. VIOBIN’s refined wheat germ oil is a common constituent of many premium cosmetic and hair care products.
Defatted Wheat Germ (DWG) – High fiber, high protein, low fat ingredient used in many of the most successful brands of crackers, cereals, baking mixes doughnuts, and nutrition bars worldwide.
VIOBIN USA also offers custom blending and extraction along with pilot plant services. Contact us for more information.