ADM has opened a flavor and ingredient creation, application, development and customer innovation center at the Biopolis research hub in Singapore.
The 825 sqm facility will enable the company to work with its customers to create complete flavor and specialty ingredient solutions that meet consumer preferences for taste, nutrition, function and texture.
It will be staffed by a team of food scientists, flavorists and applications experts, along with sales, marketing and regulatory personnel.
“Consumer tastes and preferences are changing, as people look to balance busy lifestyles with healthy eating habits,” said Donald Chen, president, Asia.
“Our goal is to be the first-call ingredient and flavor experts for customers working to meet those consumer needs throughout Southeast Asia.”
The center has a food and flavor analytic lab; a beverage and dairy applications lab and pilot plant; a bakery and confectionery lab; a meat and savory lab; a sweet and savory creation lab; sensory evaluation facilities; and a customer innovation center.
Singapore is home to approximately 100 ADM employees.