- Burcon NutraScience Corporation announced that construction has begun on its Peazazz semi-works production facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- The plant will produce the company's Peazazz pea protein product that will be available for commercial-scale customers in July.
- Burcon plans to launch Peazazz in Chicago at the 2013 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo.
From the press release:
"... The Peazazz semi-works plant, which is being built in Winnipeg, Manitoba, will enable Burcon to provide market development quantities (tonnage amounts) to customers for product and market development activities. Burcon has gained a great deal of experience in ramp up production over the last two years, with a highly competent production team, headed by Burcon’s senior vice president process, Randy Willardsen.
Peazazz is created through a proprietary patent-pending process that delivers a highly purified product with a greater than 90 percent protein concentration on a moisture-free basis. The Peazazz protein extraction technology produces a pea protein that has exceptional flavor characteristics and is completely soluble and transparent in beverage applications with a pH below 4.0. ..."