US-based caramel colour firm D.D. Williamson has announced that it has acquired US agribusiness Cargill’s Cerestar caramel colour operation, based in Manchester, UK.

D.D. Williamson said the deal would strengthen its global supply operations and expand its product line to customers, advancing a long-running supplier partnership between Cargill and D.D. Williamson.

D.D. Williamson said it will source glucose syrup via pipeline from Cargill’s Cerestar starch refinery in Manchester to manufacture a broader line of caramel colour and burnt sugar products for global markets.