Frutarom, German Institute of Food Technologies partner in starter cultures

March 28, 2011

Frutarom Savory Solutions GmbH has forged a partnership with the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL). Effective immediately, the institute will research exclusively for Frutarom in the field of starter cultures. With this strategic cooperation, Frutarom intends to further improve the safety and stability of food products and to become the leading supplier of starter cultures in Europe.

The DIL, which is located in Quakenbrueck in Northwest Germany, focuses on the practical utilization of research results and developments in the food industry. As such, it is not only dedicated to theory and science, but also aims to achieve high levels of usability in industrial processes. This aspect of its work was particularly attractive to Frutarom Savory Solutions, a supplier of ingredients for the meat, fish, and convenience products industries. As of now, the DIL will conduct research into aspects of starter cultures that are of special interest to Frutarom.

“With the DIL, we have gained an outstanding partner. During the course of our cooperation, we will systematically explore specific issues in the field of cultures and fermented foods and consequently implement this knowledge. Our aim is always to further increase the safety of food products—and to make them healthier,” said Dieter Albers, Head of R&D at Frutarom Savory Solutions Europe.