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Symrise adds vanilla and botanical extraction tech to US factory
Symrise has upgraded its production facility in Teterboro, US adding extraction capabilities for vanilla and botanicals at the site.
According to a statement from Symrise, these natural extracts can now be offered directly to clients due to the close proximity of the production site to many customers, shortening their lead times and achieving supply chain efficiencies.
Symrise claims that the new technology also allows for more flexibility in extract formats, as they can now be customised to a specific application or customer requirement, especially when creating signature products.
The newly-offered extractions can be applied across a wide variety of applications including yogurts, ice creams, desserts, bakery, confectionery, protein shakes, and beverages.
Larry Garro, Symrise vice-president of operations, said: “There is an increased demand for natural ingredients and transparency in the food and beverage marketplace, so Symrise has expanded the footprint of our natural capabilities in North America by manufacturing botanical and vanilla extracts and distillations here in New Jersey.
“These locally produced raw materials will go into the natural flavours that are part of our Code of Nature naturalness platform.”
“Carol McBride, Category Director for Sweet, explains, “Vanilla is one of the most important ingredients in the world. It is relevant in confectionery, dairy and bakery products.
“This is the third location in the world that Symrise has for manufacturing vanilla extracts, using beans sourced from Madagascar and India. “The new enrichment technology allows us to capture the volatiles in the concentration process, and add them back into the extract, making this a real differentiator for us in the marketplace.”