FMCG company Cargill has invested $17.5 million to upgrade its refining facility in Izegem, Belgium.
According to company statement, the investment will allow Cargill’s global edible vegetable oils business to increase production capacity and provide a safe and reliable supply of high-quality food and infant nutrition oil for its customers.
“The company is well-positioned to meet future, increasingly stringent, European regulations on food safety,” said Sabine Sagaert, managing director for Cargill’s oils and seeds business in EMEA. “With many new ingredients entering the food and infant nutrition segment, food safety is an important starting point for every product. Cargill’s ability to safeguard the quality and integrity of food and infant nutrition ingredients is key to our customers’ success.”
Cargill’s Izegem facility is “one of the most complex edible oil refineries in Europe”, the facility also has a bottling capacity and a centre of packaging.