A FOOD INGREDIENTS JOURNEY

In the heart of the Food Valley





About Us



We are an Italian developer and producer of innovative plant-based clean label functional ingredients for the food industry. Our goal is to add value to customer's finished products by providing not only ingredients, but also our technical know-how.



Hi-Food part of CSM Ingredients

Headquartered in Luxembourg, with an annual turnover of around half-billion euro and with operations worldwide, CSM Ingredients is a leading global ingredient-tech company that is collaboratively enabling the evolvement of taste and nutrition in the food ecosystem.
Rooted in purpose, the company is on impact driven journey to become a net positive ingredient-tech company committed in developing new sustainability experiences within the entire value chain, in order to be active players in the visionary movement that is helping make the food industry's transformation a reality.
CSM Ingredients pairs specialized technical expertise with world-class research and innovation excellence, working tirelessly to identify new and existing opportunities based on emerging and growing trends through open innovation. As a result, the company are trusted partners who tailor effective, quality solutions for both the traditional and new food segments.

Our pillars


New product development


Leading technologies to enable the production of clean ingredients trough innovation and research supported by QA that continuously monitors compliance with current regulations.

International approach


Hi-Food has developed strong relationships with several partners internationally, in both terms of suppliers and distributors. Hi-Food products are distributed worldwide.

Clean Labelling


Customer and environment protection are fundamentals at Hi-Food. We focus on products based only on ingredients of natural origin.

R&D Driven


Hi-Food functional ingredients are developed and produced internally trough scientific studies and trials aiming at obtaining technological functionalities from ingredients of natural origin.

Quality Management



Quality and Safety are our top priorities. We continuously conduct tests and analysis to ensure the highest food ingredients industry standards and customer quality expectations. We strongly focus on the traceability of our raw materials by carefully selecting valuable suppliers.



Where we are


We are based in Parma, Italy, in the heart of the Food Valley. With a long tradition in food products, agriculture as well as food machinery, Parma was awarded by UNESCO the title of "Creative City of Gastronomy", ambassador of the Food Valley worldwide. Parma is the headquarter of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and of many important food companies. Moreover, Parma University announced a further increase in its offering of Food Programs.