International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), New York, opened its new global service center in Budapest, Hungary, which consolidates key finance processes for its worldwide operations. Located in Mill Park, the center, which is part of a multi-year effort, will have more than 100 employees by the end of the year with a footprint able to accommodate a greater number as recruiting continues and the scope of IFF’s services expands, it adds.

Bartek Ingredients, Stoney Creek, Ontario, recently completed a 4,000 ton a year capacity expansion for its malic and food-grade fumaric acid production facility, with a goal to facilitate growth and increase global reach to better serve existing customers and markets, while opening up new ones, the company says. The company also announced an expansion of its leadership team. Jeff Billig now serves as vice president of marketing and business development, and Heinrich G. Shaefer was named its international sales director.

Northbrook, Ill.-based Bell Flavors & Fragrances announced its 2019 corporate responsibility overview. Bell is committed to transparency with its valued stakeholders and encourages its supply chain to do the same, it says. It also is committed to long-term sustainability of the company and its stakeholders around important environmental, social and product topics of interest, it adds.

DSM Nutritional Products Inc., Parsippany, N.J., and Phynova, Oxford, United Kingdom, announced they have signed a global distribution and collaboration agreement for Reducose, a patented, natural ingredient for healthy blood glucose levels. Reducose is a water extract of white mulberry leaves and can be added in small quantities to food and drink products or taken as a small supplement, the companies say. The ingredient is designed to reduce the impact of high-glycemic sugars, as well as other carbohydrates, it adds.

Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont Nutrition & Health completed construction on a new, state-of-the-art probiotics fermentation unit at its Rochester, N.Y., facility. The unit is part of a multiphase, nearly $100 million investment to expand probiotics capacity and enhance the company’s leadership in delivering high-quality, clinically documented probiotics to dietary supplement and food and beverage manufacturers, it says. The fermentation unit is fully operational and will serve as a crucial resource in propagating bacteria and enabling high potency, stability and efficacy of probiotics, it adds.