Ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries has broken ground on a new $40m manufacturing facility in Verona, Missouri, US.

The new 38,000ft2 facility, for Kemin Food Technologies, will produce clean-label protein ingredients for meat and poultry industries.

The plant will produce the company’s Proteus portfolio of clean-label protein ingredients for meat, poultry and protein-based applications.

In April this year, the company took over Proteus Industries, further strengthening its global Food Technologies business.

Initially, the plant will have a capacity to produce applications for over 100 billion pounds of meat, poultry, and protein-based ingredients.

Kemin Industries stated that this will allow food processors to produce meat products with patented clean-label ingredients and improved quality.

Kemin Industries president and CEO Chris Nelson said: “With its technologically advanced, sustainable and clean-label attributes, our Proteus line is in high demand with food processors that provide meat, poultry and protein-based products to consumers.

“The Proteus products help to improve yield, nutrition and quality of functional foods, and with this new facility, we’ll be able to serve and expand our customers in the food technologies space.

“Southwest Missouri has served as an excellent place for Kemin’s production capabilities and will continue to be a great community to expand our manufacturing opportunities.

“We believe that Verona and the surrounding areas provide a talented and dedicated workforce ideal to grow our global footprint and transform the quality of life.”

The facility is expected to open in March 2023 and create more than 30 full-time jobs in the Verona community after starting full operations.

The company also operates another production plant in Sarcoxie, Missouri. Together the two Missouri facilities employ 60 people.


The new $40m manufacturing plant will produce Proteus portfolio of clean-label protein ingredients for meat, poultry. Credit: RitaE from Pixabay.