Kemin breaks ground on new facility to produce clean-label protein ingredients
Kemin Industries broke ground on a new manufacturing site in Verona, Miss., to produce clean-label ingredients that are used in a variety of applications for the food technologies sector.
The new facility, scheduled to open in March 2023, will be for Kemin Food Technologies – Americas to manufacture its Proteus portfolio of patented, clean-label protein ingredients for meat, poultry and protein-based applications.
The new 38,000-sf production plant is a $40-million investment and will employ more than
30 full-time workers in the Verona community once its fully operational.
The site will have an initial capacity to create applications for more than 100 billion lbs of meat, poultry and protein-based ingredients that allow food processors to produce meat products with patented clean-label ingredients.
“With its technologically advanced, sustainable and clean-label attributes, our Proteus line is in high demand with food processors that provide meat, poultry and protein-based products to consumers,”
said Dr. Chris Nelson, president and CEO, Kemin Industries. “The Proteus products help to improve yield, nutrition and quality of functional foods, and with this new facility, we’ll be able to serve and expand our customers in the food technologies space.”