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Research and Development Services
Our Research and Development (R&D) team works with you to develop superior products and ingredients that fit your requirements. The R&D team provides extensive knowledge and expertise and is comprised of agronomists, food scientists, flavor chemists, dieticians, process engineers and quality control specialists.
Our professionals work with you to select the best ingredients for your application, customize an ingredient for your specific needs and develop products to your exact specifications.
We Help You Select the Best Ingredient
Different products require different ingredients based on several factors including flavor, mouthfeel, processing conditions and desired shelf-life. Our professionals help you select the best ingredient for functionality and cost for your specific application.
We Help You Find Custom Ingredients
Can't find the ingredient you need on the market? We can help. Our professional R&D Team combined with our extensive processing capabilities will assist you in developing the product and process specifications for your custom ingredient.
We Develop Product Formulations Specific to Your Needs
We use the highest-quality ingredients to develop products that will meet your specific performance requirements. The SunOpta R&D Team is constantly working to develop new and exciting applications with novel ingredients and flavor systems.
Our Technical Services
Throughout the product development cycle, our professionals can work independently or in conjunction with your staff to tailor-make your product. Our R&D Team is available to help bring your product to market as fast as possible.
Our Quality Control
We adhere to the highest level of quality control through programs including AIB, MCIA, HACCP, Organic (QAI), and Specialty (Kosher, IP Handling). Through our Identity Preserved (IP) program, we guarantee traceability in order to promote goodness from the ground up.
SunOpta has over 20 years of technical and operations experience in insoluble fiber processing, with a focus on oat fibers. As a leader in fiber isolation, we are able to create unique ingredients that meet the unique needs of many food processes.
Our Technical Team is constantly exploring new technologies and ingredients designed to complement our existing family of fibers. Our applications scientists provide a diverse product knowledge base that our customers call upon to choose the right fiber for their products. Our support goes beyond simple recommendations; we're here to support you every step of the way, from concept to product launch.