November 18/Delft, The Netherlands/Prepared FoodsMagazine -- DSM Food Specialties expanded its production facility in Delft, the Netherlands, and increased capacity by 35%. Operational since October, the expansion allows DSM Food Specialties to meet the increasing demands of its customers.  

Fedde Sonnema, business unit director of Savoury Ingredients, DSM Food Specialties, commented, “We have experienced strong and rapid growth in demand for our yeast extracts over recent years, largely due to the success of new innovative products. Increased demand for processed foods, reduced sodium levels and a move towards natural ingredients are all key drivers.

“This investment will ensure even higher levels of efficiency and customer service, and we are confident that we, and our customers, will see the benefits. Our improved facility will house new, state-of-the-art equipment that can successfully convert all our on-site grown yeast into extracts and will provide us the flexibility to produce new products. This will allow us to meet increasing customer demand for natural yeast extracts.”

From the November 24, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash