The U.S. concern ADM is expanding the production of non-GMO soy protein concentrate at its facility in Europoort, the Netherlands. This is to keep pace with the growing demand for high-quality plant-based proteins in European markets, notes the company.
The Europoort facility recently started producing non-GMO soy protein concentrate, which is available in a powder and will be suitable for all types of food applications. This production expansion adds to ADM’s vast plant-based protein ingredient portfolio, which combined with ADM’s extensive expertise in systems, flavors and application development, helps give customers an edge in creating the latest food and beverage product innovations.
“We know that the one thing consumers aren’t willing to compromise on is taste, and as the only company that can provide both plant-based protein ingredients and flavor systems and solutions, ADM is a one-stop solution to help customers meet the growing demand in this market,” says George Perujo, Product Management EMEAI, ADM Human Nutrition. “With more consumers adopting a flexitarian diet, the need for plant-based solutions continues to grow in Europe,” adds Perujo. “And besides being conscious about sourcing, Europeans are more likely to pay attention to the non-GMO status of their ingredients, so European origination and production was an important factor when we were considering options for this expansion. The Europoort facility has long-standing technological capabilities as well as a proven track record in the production of soy protein concentrate, so it was the ideal choice for this expansion.”