Lenexa, Kas.-based Corbion Purac has completed its newly expanded research facility at its North American headquarters. Covering more than 10,000 square feet, it will help the company serve its clients with solutions to secure food safety, extend shelf-life and improve sensory attributes and functional performance of a wide range of meat and culinary applications.

Led by a team of meat scientists, culinary technologies and microbiologists, the facility primarily will focus on supporting and partnering with customers in applying the company’s portfolio in their applications and evaluating the impact of the offered solutions on the sensory, functional and shelf-life properties of various foods, including ready-to-eat and fresh meats, sauces, dressings, refrigerated and prepared foods. Further research activity will focus on microbiology, predictive modeling, and other areas as color stability, yield enhancement, texture and flavor optimization.

For more information, visit www.corbion.com.