Beneo, Morris Plains, N.J., opened a new Wanze, Belgium-based plant to manufacture vegetal protein. As the requests for plant-based proteins grows in North America and worldwide, the $5.5 million factory will serve more food manufacturing customers, the company says. Beneo also will be able to expand its textured wheat protein meat alternative ingredients with the capacity in this new plant, it adds.
At its new S.M.A.R.T. Center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Gold Coast Ingredients’ (GCI) savory research and development team has expanded its variety of tomato flavors. With an increased demand for the everyday tomato flavor, the GCI savory team developed an updated and more complex flavor profile range with such newly developed flavor profiles as fresh tomato, vine ripened tomato, roasted tomato, fried green tomato, tomato paste, and tomato & herb. These flavors pair well with applications such as seasonings, snacks, sauces, salsas, beverages and breads, the company says.