Ingredion opens new manufacturing facility to support demand for plant-based proteins

Ingredion Inc. opened a new manufacturing facilities in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, increasing its production capabilities for plant-based proteins.

Ingredion Inc. (Westchester, IL) opened a new manufacturing facilities in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, increasing its production capabilities for plant-based proteins, including pulse flours and concentrates (from peas, lentils, and faba beans) that are sustainably sourced from North American farms. Its new process received GFSI certification on July 21, 2021.

“The plant-based food industry is experiencing unparalleled growth and we are excited about this expansion, which will accelerate the production and accessibility of plant-based ingredients to meet the needs of our customers,” said Jorgen Kokke, Ingredion’s executive vice president and president, Americas, in a press release. 

The plant’s expansion and implementation of a new proprietary process will help industry meet demand for sustainable, plant-based proteins. “Ingredion’s innovation team has worked hard to develop a new processing technology that will highly differentiate our products,” said Matthew Bennett, Ingredion’s global director of strategic marketing, in a press release. “We are thrilled to share this new capability with our customers to help them captivate consumers and pets with delicious products. We thank everyone involved in the expansion of the facility and in the progression of our plant-based protein capabilities, especially in today’s challenging environment.”