Natural ingredient solution provider Kalsec is expanding its footprint in Europe with the opening of its Savoury Product Innovation Centre of Excellence (SPICE) lab in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
The new facility is set to demonstrate Kalsec’s position in developing taste and sensory solutions derived from nature, with an emphasis on sauces, dressings and condiment applications.
Kalsec is building an international team of food scientists to facilitate research and new product development at the SPICE Lab. It is located at Plus Ultra II, a multi-tenant business facility on the Wageningen Campus. Plus Ultra II was developed with a priority on sustainability – the building has been categorised as energy label class A.
Julie Heine, Kalsec’s president and chief commercial officer, said: “We chose to locate our new SPICE Lab in the heart of the Wageningen Food Valley to strengthen our position in the region and reinforce our commitment to our European customers. We are excited to tap into the abundance of agrifood innovation clustered at and around Wageningen University and Research.”
She continued: “It is our purpose to unlock the potential of people, nature and science to nourish the world. We are proud to contribute to the advancement of a more sustainable global food system.”
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