I.T.S. said the UHT plant will not only make sure all its flavorings have been fully UHT tested, but also offers the opportunity for customers to run trials alongside I.T.S. using the machine.
The company said this gives customers assurances the flavors they receive will survive the UHT process and be ready for use in development and production. Flavors can lose their impact or gain metallic notes through the UHT process, so I.T.S. said it is important to know the flavorings can survive the extreme heat treatment.
Briony Rideout, dairy and beverage innovation specialist at I.T.S., said, “It’s another step towards making our customers' lives easier. When they receive flavors from us they can relax, knowing the flavors don’t need any further testing or UHT trials.”
Mike Bagshaw, owner and founder of I.T.S., said, “For us, it’s all about making our customers happy. If they are happy, we are happy. We build the business based purely on the needs of our customers and how best we can accommodate them.”
The new UHT Pilot Plant stands alongside other facilities at I.T.S. – a BRC AA-graded liquid and powder flavor factory, industrial test bakery, bottling machines, spray-drying facilities and an innovation suite.