Blue Pacific Flavors opens new R.&D. laboratory

by Jeff Gelski
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CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. — Organic flavor and ingredient manufacturer Blue Pacific Flavors has opened a new research and development laboratory, the Flavor Creation and Culinary Innovation Center, in City of Industry. The laboratory will handle all product development and flavor creation for the company’s operations in the United States and Asia.

The opening comes after a $1.5 million expansion that doubled the space to 3,100 square feet. The investment includes laboratories and offices for quality assurance, quality control, regulatory/product safety, research and development, and new equipment. Processing capabilities include a MicroThermics steam injection system with in-line homogenization and UHT clean-fill.

Blue Pacific Flavors
Rhe laboratory will handle all product development and flavor creation for the Blue Pacific Flavors’ operations in the United States and Asia.

Clients may collaborate with Blue Pacific Flavors at the facility to create new food and beverage applications. Blue Pacific Flavors, based in City of Industry, develops fruit and sweet flavors for a range of applications, including beverages, fruit preparations, dairy items, plant-based milks, frozen desserts, baked foods, nutritional foods and confectionery items.

Donald Wilkes, Blue Pacific Flavors
Donald Wilkes, c.e.o. of Blue Pacific Flavors
“Our vision was to build a world-class innovation center to be the core of our organization,” said Donald Wilkes, chief executive officer. “It is a reflection of the food manufacturing renaissance taking place in southern California and our commitment to meet the needs of a growing organic flavors business.”
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