Fleischmann's Vinegar Company, Inc. was established on October 8, 2002 through the acquisition by Swander Pace Capital L.L.C. from Burns, Philp & Company Limited. Headquartered in Cerritos, California, Fleischmann's Vinegar Company, Inc. consists of seven vinegar manufacturing plants and one distribution location outside the U.S.A., located strategically throughout North America.
Fleischmann's entered the vinegar business in the 1920's as a way to utilize the alcohol produced by the bakers' yeast growth. Consequently, vinegar production units were installed at a number of yeast plant locations. By the mid 1930's Fleischmann's had established itself as a major vinegar supplier. By the early 1950's, technology advances in the production of bakers' yeast reduced the production of alcohol as a by-product. Alcohol was then purchased instead of being produced on site and the vinegar link to yeast was lessened.
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The industrial vinegar business was acquired by Burns, Philp & Company Limited in 1986 from RJR/Nabisco at the same time Fleischmann's Yeast was acquired. Yeast and Vinegar share a common history as part of the Fleischmann's, Standard Brands, Nabisco Brands, and RJR/Nabisco evolution. Then Burns Philp Vinegar was established on January 1, 1998 through the combination of the Industrial Vinegar Division of Burns Philp Food Ingredients and the Consumer Vinegar group of Specialty Brands.
In addition, Fleischmann's Vinegar entered in the specialty vinegar business in 1990, with the acquisition of Waylon Foods, a cider vinegar operation in North Rose, NY. Since then, a complete line of specialty vinegars was developed, including wine, rice, malt, balsamic vinegars and many more. These fine vinegars are produced in our state-of-the-art plants in North Rose, NY and Montebello, CA.
"Fleischmann's" is used under license from AB Mauri Foods Inc. in the United States and Canada.