In order to meet the significant growing demand for high quality plant-based proteins in the European market, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced that it is expanding the production of non-genetically modified organism (GMO) soy protein concentrate at its facility in Europoort, Netherlands.
The Europoort facility recently started producing non-GMO soy protein concentrate, which is available as a powder and will be suitable for all types of food applications. With ADM’s comprehensive ingredient pantry and unparalleled expertise, the company said it can not only provide customers with soy protein as a stand-alone ingredient but can also help incorporate it into tailored nutrition solutions to satisfy growing market and consumer trends.
ADM said the expansion adds to its vast plant-based protein ingredient portfolio, which, combined with the company'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,” said George Perujo, product management EMEAI, ADM Human Nutrition.
He continued, “With more consumers adopting a Flexitarian diet, the need for plant-based solutions continues to grow in Europe, 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, Perujo added.