CIC – About Us

Quadra Ingredients recently acquired Continental Ingredients Canada (CIC)
Click here to read more about CIC’s History, Company Profile, and
Products and Services offered.  
We are proud to welcome CIC into the Quadra Ingredients family!

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About Continental Ingredients Canada

CIC specializes in the design and application of functional food ingredient systems to assist you in providing the desired taste, body and texture characteristics, shelf life stability, and flavour for your food and beverage products.

Our fully equipped laboratory and pilot plant as well as our applications expertise enable us to assist you in the design and selection of custom blended products and ingredients to fit your production parameters.

Bakery – Beverage – Confectionery – Dairy – Processed Foods – Snacks – Gluten Free Flour Blends & Mixes – Nutritional Products

Our 70,000 square foot facility has 6 individual blending rooms with separate HVAC dust collection systems.  We are a HACCP Certified, CFIA Registered Dairy Plant and operate under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice).  Our products our kosher certified and our location is nut free.  We also hold a Superior Rating with AIB.

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CIC founded in Mississauga, Ontario in an 8,000 sq ft facility. Initial focus on dairy stabilizers and emulsifiers.


1.Roquette America signs Canadian distribution agreement with CIC.
2.CIC moves to 24,000 sq. ft. facility to accommodate growth.


1.Continued growth necessitates a move to a new 50,000 sq. ft plant, warehouse and office complex in Oakville, Ontario.
2.DSM Dairy Specialties appoints CIC as exclusive Canadian distributor.


Tate and Lyle Custom Ingredients signs manufacturing and distribution agreement with CIC for the Canadian market.


1.CIC acquires the Chocolate Dairy Powder division of Brookside Foods and enters into the supply of specialty powders for chocolate milk.
2.CIC expands manufactured products division and organizes into three product lines: Savoury Blends, Food & Beverage Mixes and Health & Wellness Blends


International Flavors and Fragrances appoints CIC as their Canadian distributor.


CIC acquires the dry ingredients business of Kingsway Chocolate Company Ltd. The product lines include chocolate dairy powders, cocoa powders, fruit drink crystals and other blended dry ingredient systems.


Trident Brands enters exclusive product supply agreement with Continental Ingredients Canada for the development and manufacture of nutritional products.


1.CIC achieves Gluten-Free certification and now offers a full line of all purpose gluten-free flour blends and nutritional products.
2.IFF completes acquisition of Ottens Flavors of Cincinnati, OH to expand their flavor portfolio and technologies.


Quadra Ingredients acquires Continental Ingredients Canada. The joining of two strong players in the Canadian Food Ingredients sector will provide great value for customers, suppliers, and employees. Quadra is proud to welcome CIC into our family!