Newport Factory Aims To Improve Flour Safety
by Jeff Neiburg, The News Journal
Posted: 2017-10-30 15:42:51 EST

A new factory in Newport will help with efforts to stop using chemical bleaching agents in flour.

US NewGenzyme, a subsidiary of Chinese food ingredient and flour additive company Southern New Well Food Co., cut the ribbon on its 32,000 square feet factory and office facility on Water Street and plans on starting production next month with visions of quick expansion.

The facility, owned by developer Harvey Hanna, compliments the company's research and development laboratory in Maryland. The business set up shop in Newport without any funding or incentives from the state.

US NewGenzyme uses a fermentation process to manufacture a bio-enzyme that will be sold directly to large baking ingredient companies as well as large bakeries and flour mills.

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