Takasago Flavors, with a U.S. office in Rockleigh, N.J., and Peace River Citrus Products, Inc., Vero Beach, Fla., will partner to open the Takasago Citrus Center in Florida this spring.
"It’s an important step for us, giving us greater consistency and quality in the development of new citrus flavor materials," said Brian Buck, vice-president and general manager for Takasago International Corp. (USA) Flavor Division.
He added the citrus materials from the center also will be used internally for citrus flavor development.
"Our global customers are always looking for innovative citrus tastes," Mr. Buck said. "Using these materials in our own flavor development efforts, combined with the proprietary distillation and oil folding processes that will be employed at the Takasago Citrus Center, will allow us to come up with some breakthrough nuances in the citrus products we will be offering."
Takasago International (USA) is a subsidiary of Takasago International Corp. Peace River Citrus Products is a citrus grower in Florida.
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