Morton Salt Inc. announced today the launch of a new food lab dedicated to exploring reduced sodium solutions. The company also hopes the $1 million investment will bolster Morton Salt's research and development capabilities and innovation pipeline, according to a news release.
The new food lab will add new equipment and 1,300 square feet of space to Morton Salt’s research and development center in Elgin, Ill. The lab will focus on new product development, enhanced formulations, application testing and technical support.
"One of the most important aspects of this investment in our R&D center is the value it will create for our customers," Dr. John MacKinnon, Morton Salt's director of Technology & Innovation, said in the release. "Morton is a long-time partner to the food industry – and our new food lab enables us to dial up our level of technical support throughout their development cycle while delivering on their future needs, particularly in the area of sodium reduction. We know sodium reduction remains a top priority for many of our customers within the food industry. We also know that taste is still king with consumers ... With this latest investment in a new food lab, we will continue working on providing innovative and customized solutions that meet the needs of our customers and consumers."