Irish food group Glanbia has bought a US fruit juice and protein shake maker for (US$60m), the company announced today (26 July)

Aseptic Solutions employs about 175 people in Corona, California, and will align with Glanbia's nutritional technology unit, the company said. The deal is funded in cash.

Glanbia said Aseptic is focused on key high-growth trends in nutritional markets for sustainable and natural foods.

In 2006, Glanbia bought British beverage group Pro-Fibe Nutrition to form a UK division of its nutrition unit.