Bunge Loders Croklaan to debut Non-GMO Project Verified sunflower lecithin

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12 Jul 2018 --- Customers seeking growth opportunities in the non-GMO food and beverage space now have a versatile new lecithin solution, according to Bunge Loders Croklaan. At IFT18 (July 16-18), Bunge Loders Croklaan will showcase BungeMaxx sunflower lecithin, a Non-GMO Project Verified ingredient with a range of benefits for food and beverages, including emulsification and crystallization control.

“Non-GMO is more than a trend, with 39 percent of US consumers saying non-GMO is an important claim they seek on foods and beverages at retail,” says Mark Stavro, Senior Director of Marketing at Bunge Loders Croklaan. “Our customers want to stay competitive in the non-GMO market and sunflower lecithin is an excellent opportunity. According to AC Nielsen, non-GMO foods and beverages made with lecithin are a US$4 billion market with 6 percent annual growth over the past three years.”

BungeMaxx sunflower lecithin helps provide key product claims, including Non-GMO Project Verified. Its superior functionality is claimed to make it a straightforward replacement for other lecithins in formulations from chocolate to beverages. BungeMaxx is underpinned by the world’s largest scalable production footprint for sunflower lecithin. Every step of the supply chain is managed by the Bunge team, starting with the sourcing of sunflower seeds from its network of farmers in Europe to final distribution in the US.

Bunge has also expanded its Whole Harvest portfolio of organic and non-GMO expeller pressed oils to include Non-GMO Project Verified canola and soybean oils. Its network of farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan grows non-GMO canola. In Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, its network grows non-GMO soy, giving customers confidence in the products and their origins.

“Bunge Loders Croklaan is a global leader and world-class innovator, with the industry’s broadest range of plant-based oil and fat ingredients, along with integrated, scalable, and increasingly sustainable supply chains that enable our customers to grow confidently alongside top trends in bakery, confectionery, culinary, nutrition and more,” explains Julian Veitch, Vice President of B2B oils and fats, North America at the company. “By focusing on our customers’ needs and creating together with them, we can help position them to win in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.”

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