08 April 2021 | News
Champions plant-based food with investment in Asia
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Nestlé has doubled down on its plans to champion plant-based food in Asia with the inauguration of a production site for plant-based burgers, schnitzels, mince and more in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
The new facility has the capacity to produce 8,000 tons of plant-based food a year and will supply both food service and retail with the new Harvest Gourmet brand.
With production for plant-based food now online in China as well as Malaysia, Nestlé is looking to help lead the 'quiet food revolution' happening in Asia. More people are choosing plant-based options for a healthier lifestyle with less impact on the planet.
Nestlé has invested strongly in Asia to support the growing interest in plant-based proteins. That includes the production facilities in Tianjin, China and Shah Alam, Malaysia, with the latter certified halal.
Globally, Nestlé has around 300 R&D scientists, engineers, and product developers dedicated to the research and development of plant-based products. To adapt the products to Asian consumer needs, the company leverages its R&D centers in Singapore, Beijing, China, as well as Manesar, India.