Editor’s Note: Archer Daniels Midland Company entered the flavors business in late 2014 when it acquired the US operations of WILD Flavors GmbH. Afterward, ADM created a WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients business unit. The following year, in 2015, officials announced plans to build a 15,700-sq.-ft. flavor innovation center in Cranbury, N.J. That operation was completed in spring 2016 to include a beverage bar dedicated to presentations, tastings and development; a dedicated lab for mint and oral care products; and state-of-the-art facilities, including a pilot plant, to enable the creative development of sweet and savory flavor creations for a wide range of other applications.
Last year saw ADM expand its building to add a 4,000-sq.-ft. culinary innovation center, which opened this summer. Prepared Foods Editor Bob Garrison attended an open house that included executive presentations and plant-based food presentations and samples involving ADM flavors and ingredients.