The COVID crisis has reinforced healthy eating trends as consumers realize as never before the importance of food to their health and immune resistance. Consumers avoid additives and preservatives and are opting for natural products, health ingredients, plant-based alternatives, and immune-boosting products. The pandemic has also reminded us of our dependence on nature and is prompting environmentally conscious consumers to seek out sustainable ingredients that support human and planetary health.
At the same time, food manufacturers are confronted with increasingly strict regulations from health departments. They are demanded for transparency and quality in food ingredients that deliver healthier and more safety formulations. In this context, leading food and health ingredient companies are focused on developing innovative solutions to provide the global food industries with next-generation alternative functional ingredients to deliver great tasting products and provide consumers with components that fit their health, quality and origin concerns.
Ingredients manufacturers are confronted to the need to customize their production lines to exploit them for specific and varied applications. Industrial users of these ingredients require the guarantee of a standardized production and a formulation of the recipes allowing to deliver a product of constant quality and performance.
Therefore, the introduction to technologically advanced solutions and process and project management are emerging needs in the food and health ingredients industry.
Aware of this significant challenge, Boccard assists ingredients manufacturers in the definition, design, and implementation of their industrial facilities. As an industrial integrator, we accompany ingredients producers from the pre-treatment of raw materials, the production by bio-fermentation, the extraction and purification of molecules of interest, to the final form of the ingredients.