ADM and animal-free dairy company, New Culture, have formed a strategic partnership to commercialise alternative dairy products.
New Culture makes animal-free products, including mozzarella, that are “indistinguishable from” conventional dairy in terms of taste, texture, function and nutritional content.
The partnership will enable joint product development and will aim to accelerate the commercialisation of New Culture’s animal-free casein and dairy products. New Culture will also have access to ADM’s ingredients and flavours during R&D.
Ian Pinner, ADM’s senior vice president, strategy and innovation, said: “ADM is a global leader in the fast-growing alternative protein segment and we’re excited to continue to expand our capabilities, whether through investments like our Decatur production expansion, acquisitions like Sojaprotein, the launch of Scale Up Bio in Singapore, or this exciting new partnership with New Culture”.
Pinner continued: “After tasting New Culture’s delicious animal-free mozzarella, we recognised that the company had the potential to play a central role in bringing great-tasting, breakthrough products to the dairy aisle and we’re excited to bring our global precision fermentation and manufacturing expertise, and our extensive consumer product application capabilities to this effort. We look forward to working with New Culture to help meet fast-growing consumer interest in alternative dairy and cheese.”
The partnership will help to accelerate New Culture’s efforts to commercialise its animal-free mozzarella, with an initial focus on rolling the cheese out to US pizzerias in 2023. As New Culture grows its commercial footprint, ADM’s production capacity for both fermentation and dairy operations will be made available to meet the demand for the company’s cheese.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2022
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