Clear, soluble protein enhances juices, non-dairy drinks, other low-pH products
DECATUR, Ill., March 10, 2014 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that it intends to expand the production of CLARISOY under its exclusive license and production agreement with Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX: BU, NASDAQ: BUR), which grants ADM the exclusive right to produce and market CLARISOY—a line of clear, soluble soy protein products. ADM intends to expand its production capacity of CLARISOY products based on market demand and customer development activities currently underway.
“As more and more food and beverage customers look to incorporate CLARISOY into their products, we want to be ready to serve their needs,” said Bruce Bennett, vice president of ADM’s Foods & Wellness group. “Consumer preferences are driving demand for protein, and our food and beverage customers look for innovative ingredients like CLARISOY as they develop new products that support growing health and wellness trends around the world.”
“Since the beginning of our partnership, ADM and Burcon have contributed considerable resources and valuable effort to bring CLARISOY soy protein to the global food and beverage market. Today’s announcement marks a defining step for this revolutionary protein.” said Johann Tergesen, Burcon’s president and chief operating officer. “We are delighted with the progress made by ADM over the past three years and look forward to future and continued growth of CLARISOY.”
ADM and Burcon first teamed to commercialize CLARISOY in 2010, and the first products reached the market in June 2012, winning numerous product-innovation awards. The CLARISOY portfolio, marketed by ADM’s Foods & Wellness group, is based on a patented process that offers a highly soluble and versatile protein ingredient that, due to its clean flavor profile, can be incorporated into a diverse range of products such as sports drinks, fruits and vegetable juices, or to replace dairy proteins.
CLARISOY is 100 percent soluble and completely transparent in low pH (acidic) solutions. CLARISOY is also heat stable, allowing thermal processing, such as hot fill, without any loss of clarity or notable change in viscosity. In addition to its use in ready-to-drink beverages, CLARISOY may also be used to enhance protein levels in powdered beverages. CLARISOY is a trademark of ADM.
About ADM’s Foods & Wellness group
ADM’s Foods & Wellness group offers a range of innovative specialty ingredients and products for the beverage, meat, snack, bakery, cereal, wellness and personal care markets. As a global market leader in food-grade proteins, ADM offers customers a complete protein portfolio, including flours, concentrates, textured and functional protein concentrates and isolates. In addition to proteins, ADM’s Foods & Wellness group also offers emulsifiers, acidulants, polyols and hydrocolloids.
About Burcon NutraScience Corporation
Burcon NutraScience is a leader in developing functionally and nutritionally valuable plant-based proteins. The company has developed a portfolio of composition, application, and process patents originating from a core protein extraction and purification technology. Burcon’s CLARISOY™ soy protein technology offers clarity and high-quality protein nutrition for low pH beverage systems; Peazazz® is a uniquely soluble and clean-tasting pea protein; and Puratein®, Supertein™ and Nutratein® are canola protein isolates with unique functional and nutritional attributes. For more information about the company, visit www.burcon.ca.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 31,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 270 processing plants, 470 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 140 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit