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SINCE 1890

David Katzenstein opened his doors for business in Lower Manhattan on Valentine's Day 1890 selling extracts and flavorings.  Star Kay White's portfolio now includes flavor bases, variegates, candy and panned inclusions.


Our business is led by the 4th and 5th generations of the Katzenstein Family who continue to nurture their forebearers’ dream of providing high quality ingredients.


We strongly believe that continual investments in talent, technology, manufacturing capacity, and quality systems ensures our ability to provide our customers with exceptional products and service.

We are proud to announce the completion of a state of the art, campus-wide renovation and expansion of our manufacturing and laboratory facilities. 


​Star Kay White is a well-known and trusted ingredient supplier with a company culture of legacy, responsibility, and appreciation for the many esteemed employees, families, and organizations who have helped us through this journey.

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We are a member of Sedex (  Sedex is home to one of the world’s largest platforms for buyers, suppliers and auditors to store, share and report on information regarding labor rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.


Star Kay White is a privately-owned family business. Our mission is to manufacture exceptional flavoring ingredients and offer them to our customers with superb service at a fair price. We commit the resources necessary to maintain food safety and quality through training, facility improvements and quality improvement programs. We prioritize the health and safety of our employees and treat our employees, vendors, customers, and community with respect, economic fairness, and environmental integrity.

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