Bunge North America announced the opening of the Bunge Ingredient Innovation Center (BIIC) for Edible Oils & Carbohydrates in Bradley, Ill. This center combines Bunge's food ingredient innovation and pilot plant facilities into one location.
The BIIC includes a scaled-down version of an actual edible oil plant capable of creating shortenings, oils and other products used by food manufacturers, bakeries and restaurants. The center also has an extrusion pilot plant to test snack food and cereal applications made from milled grain products.
The BIIC also houses bakery applications, analytical and sensory laboratories to help ensure that test products meet the nutritional, performance and taste attributes required for a customer's finished product.