INFUSE by Cargill brings together the company’s extensive ingredient acumen to rapidly create tailor-made ingredient blends for European customers. Their expertise gives food and beverage manufacturers the option to make products that address a complex set of consumer demands, such as sugar and calorie reduction, label-friendly, plant-based and other “free-from” formulation challenges. INFUSE by Cargill mirrors the Functional Systems’ portfolio of ingredients and blending technologies available to customers in North America and Asia Pacific regions.
“Consumers desire healthier products made with less sugar and fewer calories, while still expecting a great taste, mouthfeel and memorable eating and drinking experience,” says Denise McCarthy, who leads the product line. “Those are high expectations and require a different approach to ingredient formulation. INFUSE by Cargill represents the way Cargill helps our customers succeed.”
Customers in Europe have been using Cargill’s functional systems for more than 40 years to achieve custom texturizing ingredient blends. INFUSE by Cargill expands on that work, adding sweetness and other specialty ingredients such as proteins and fibers, to address a broader array of customer formulation challenges.
“No two blends are ever the same. We always start by understanding each customer’s requirements, then use our technical expertise to land on the right combination and ratio of ingredients,” McCarthy emphasizes.
Small- and medium-sized food producers in Europe reap the biggest rewards from INFUSE by Cargill. These companies often have more limited R&D, regulatory, legal and technical support resources. By partnering with the INFUSE by Cargill team, they can leverage Cargill’s resources, including kitchen and prototyping facilities, along with the company’s legal, regulatory, marketing, formulation and technical expertise in bakery, confectionery, dairy and beverage applications.