PHILADELPHIA — Tastepoint by IFF is nearing completion on a series of initiatives to expand its footprint on both coasts.

The initiatives include upgrades to current East and West Coast manufacturing facilities and two new constructions — the Tastepoint Greater Los Angeles Creative Center and the Culinary Center in the company’s Philadelphia headquarters.

Upgrades to the company’s headquarters include fully renovated dairy and beverage pilot plants; fully renovated sweet goods, beverage, dairy, savory and flavor portfolio application labs; and a new Health Concepts Lab dedicated to testing nutrition and health products. The company also revamped a nearby manufacturing center to advance floor production capabilities.

The West Coast expansion includes a new Creative Center located in the greater Los Angeles area. Scheduled to open in May 2021, the Creative Center features a culinary center along with flavor creation and application and analytical labs. The company also added new production capabilities for vitamin blends, oil powders and spice blends and new spray-dry and emulsion technologies at its existing West Coast manufacturing center.

“These bold moves broaden Tastepoint’s capabilities and demonstrate our dedication to a strong research and development pipeline,” said Erica Reiner, general manager at Tastepoint by IFF.