(9 July/Food Navigator)

Cargill has just invested US$200 million to start producing wheat-based ingredients. The firm currently produces corn starches and sweeteners but in a recent statement has said that it will make the switch to wheat. Cargill says the drive behind the change is the demand for industrial starches and protein-rich foods around the world. The new unit will be built on the current factory site in Krefeld, Germany with work expected to begin in early 2020 and aims to be completed by summer 2021. Wheat products will first be produced in autumn of 2021.