Nestlé, Chromocell extend collaboration

30 Jun 2016

Nestlé and life sciences company Chromocell have agreed to extend their collaborative effort to reduce sodium in foods.

Nestlé, Chromocell extend collaboration

Nestlé and life sciences company Chromocell have agreed to extend their collaborative effort to reduce sodium in foods, saying that the continuation of the joint effort underscores the commitment both companies share to develop nutritious, tasty foods with less salt.

Nestlé will continue to provide funding to Chromocell to utilise its proprietary Chromovert technology to identify natural compounds that provide similar or equally pleasing tastes to salt. The continued collaboration is said to build on the successful identification of numerous compounds that enable sodium reduction. As these compounds move through development towards product launch, the two companies say they will focus on finding additional natural compounds that enable further sodium reduction across a broad range of products.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Chromocell as part of our continued commitment to reducing the sodium in our food and beverages, to provide healthier choices while retaining the same great taste,” said Sean Westcott, Head of Nestlé’s R&D centre in Solon, Ohio.

"We are thrilled to support Nestlé’s continued efforts to reduce sodium and promote public health,” said Chromocell Chief Executive Officer, Christian Kopfli. “The longstanding partnership has produced tangible results and we look forward to providing additional solutions to our partner."