Frutarom Expands Lab Resources Spurring New Organic Flavor Innovations

North Bergen, New Jersey, January 29, 2008 – William Graham, Vice President Flavor Division, Frutarom USA Inc., announced that the company has expanded its New Jersey facility through the addition of 3,000 square feet of new state-of-the-art flavor development laboratories.

The fully operational addition features dedicated R&D and application laboratories for the beverage, confectionery and bakery segments with space allocated for other markets as Frutarom continues to expand its flavor development capabilities, with a strong focus on natural organic flavors.

In making the announcement, William Graham said, “In addition to expanding of flavor development resources, the new laboratories support Frutarom’s leadership position in the development of organic flavors. We put our passion for taste and health together to innovate ground-breaking in-demand natural organic flavors to appeal to consumers who prefer healthier food and beverage selections.”

Mr. Graham explained that the expanded laboratories feature advanced equipment that includes pilot scale spray dryer. He said, “These additions are indications of how we are expanding our ability to work closely with our customers from the onset of their product development efforts.”
He added, “In the last 12 months, Frutarom has shown its ongoing commitment to innovation with millions of dollars of investments in facilities such as the Innovation Center in Wadenswil, Switzerland, new biotechnology labs in Haifa, Israel and this major renovation of our Flavor and Applications labs here in the USA.”

Mr. Graham commented that with the newest Frutarom expansion comes the anticipation of hiring additional applications specialists to join the company’s flavor team.

For more information, please feel free to contact Frutarom at 201-861-9500, or Maria Garvey, Delfino Marketing, at 914-747-1400 or via e-mail at [email protected]

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Established in 1933, the Frutarom Group is a rapidly growing global flavor and fine ingredients company. Frutarom develops, manufactures and markets an extensive variety of high quality flavors and natural fine ingredients for customers in the food, beverage, flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food additive, and cosmetic industries. Frutarom's 15,000 products are sold to more than 5,000 customers in 120 countries around the world. The Frutarom Group has 1,200 employees worldwide and manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, Israel and Asia.
Frutarom operates through two divisions:

- Flavors Division, which develops, produces and markets flavor compounds and food systems.

- Fine Ingredients Division, which develops, produces and markets natural flavor extracts, functional food ingredients, natural pharmaceutical/nutraceutical extracts, specialty essential oils, citrus products and aroma chemicals.

Frutarom provides tasty and healthy solutions to its customers fulfilling our vision: To be the Preferred Partner for Tasty and Healthy Success.

Since 1993, Frutarom has successfully implemented a rapid growth strategy that combines organic growth at above-industry levels with strategic acquisitions of synergistic companies.
Frutarom Industries Ltd. is a public company whose stock is listed on the Tel Aviv and London Stock Exchanges. As of January 1, 2003 Frutarom has been included in the Tel Aviv 100 Index.
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