To meet the growing demand for collagen ingredients, ingredient supplier Rousselot (Irving, TX), part of Darling Ingredients, has increased its production of porcine collagen by adding a new production line in Ghent, in Belgium. The new line specializes in manufacturing the company’s Peptan P collagen peptides.
According to the company’s press release, “This new line complements Rousselot’s existing bovine and fish collagen production capabilities and will improve manufacturers’ access to premium collagen ingredients and go-to-market capabilities.” .
Rousselot has boosted its manufacture of collagen peptides over the years as demand for collagen skyrockets. The company recently opened additional collagen peptide production facilities in France and Brazil, and has now added the Ghent plant in Belgium. The Ghent site is IFS, AFSCA and HACCP certified.
According to Rousselot, “Supplying collagen from beef and fish has been hugely successful in recent years. However, there is an opportunity for porcine collagen to play a bigger role in the nutraceutical market.
Peptan P collagen peptides are sourced from non-GMO pork from Rousselot audited farms in Europe. The peptides are said to be highly bioavailable, soluble in cold water, and neutral in taste and texture for food, beverage, and nutraceutical applications.