Cargill targets Asia growth with new food innovation centre

Global ingredients giant Cargill has opened a new South East Asia Food Application Centre in Malaysia as part of a bid increase trade with food and beverage companies in the region.

The new facility in Kuala Lumpur will focus on innovation in areas such as flavours for beverage, dairy product, sugar and chocolate confectionery applications; fat formulations for baking and chocolate making; and texturisers for dairy products, juice beverages, confectionery and processed fruits.It is designed to bring together the company's expertise in the different fields under one roof in a bid to "build synergies" for manufacturers in Asia.The centre will house a "Flavour Library" of nearly 800 flavours, designed to be used by customers as a product development tool.

"Our new facility unites Cargill's product formulation expertise for its palm oil refining, texturising and flavouring businesses under one roof to better serve our customers in this region," said Paul Conway, Cargill president for Asia Pacific, who oversaw the opening of the application centre earlier this month.

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