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Nestlé opens global R&D centre in Ohio for frozen and chilled food products

Nestlé has opened a CHF 48 million (USD 50 million) research and development centre in Solon, Ohio that will focus on new product development for its frozen and chilled food businesses worldwide.

The Solon R&D centre will also work on reformulating Nestlé’s frozen and chilled food products, exploring ways to reduce sodium and saturated fat, eliminate partially hydrogenated oils, incorporate more vegetables, and offer gluten free and high-protein alternatives for existing products in the market.

The R&D centre in Solon will be Nestlé’s ‘centre of excellence’ for frozen and chilled foods and is part of 12 ‘centres of excellence’ for the company around the world that are dedicated to product and process development.

Read the full press release on the Nestlé USA website and the Financial Times article on the new R&D facility and its role in the future of Nestlé’s frozen food business (paywall protected). Images available in our Flickr photostream.