Direct From Source


Sourced. Curated.
Tested. Safe.

At Van Mel & Co., we manage the whole process personally and take our business very seriously. After all, we know that even though the majority of our consumers do not often get to see our products first hand, they experience our presence in almost everything they consume. This broad impact means that we feel a sense of inherent responsibility towards everyone in our supply chain, and we do this by only maintaining
relationships with manufacturers that exhibit the highest levels of fairness to people, animals and the environment.

Meet the suppliers

Natural Ingredients Only


Venlo, Netherlands

At Scelta, mushrooms are king. For 25 years, Scelta Mushrooms has been processing a wide range of mushroom-based products – from freshly frozen and preserved mushrooms with extended shelf life to healthier appetizers and natural taste enhancers. Meaning ‘choice’ in Italian, Scelta offers choice unami- based options to the top 25 leading global food companies – including us. We have chosen Scelta as our supplier as they too are a family business that has turned into a leading global distributor. As suppliers, we share similar values, including the importance of innovation, certification and family.

Nikken Foods

Tokyo, Japan

Founded in Japan, Nikken has been a leading natural specialty ingredients manufacturer for the global food industry since 1964. The Nikken philosophy resonates with Vanmel & Co., as they too believe that natural flavors come from natural sources, thereby ensuring that the original ingredient must always be found in nature, before being purified and extracted. Their focus on flavour and versatility have made them a key
supplier for us, and their ongoing research and development has allowed them to develop new, all-natural ingredients and cutting-edge processes.


Zwingenberg, Germany

Loryma, German-based producer of wheat proteins and starches, has developed a recipe for vegan sausage products that, according to the company, are “authentic in both bite and taste,” and meet the increasing demand for meat-free BBQ products. The  development is complemented by vegan sausage casing supplied by manufacturer Viscofan.  “Plant-based food is a consumer trend that is currently experiencing steep upward growth. High demand comes not only from vegans and vegetarians, but also from consumers who want to reduce or replace their meat consumption for health, ethical or environmental reasons,” Henrik Hetzer, Director Loryma GnbH.

In Search of Excellence


Supply to van Mel & Co

If you grow or produce raw ingredients and would like to become our supplier, please fill out the form
below. Our specialists will be in touch should you meet the requirements.