Cargill’s new potato starch production unit should start operations in mid 2018 at the Langholt facility in Denmark. Cargill and its Danish potato starch partner, AKV Langholt AmbA, invested $22.5 million in the facility which promises to expand the SimPure portfolio of native starches. Cargill says the line of starches responds to consumer demand for ingredients to extend retail shelf life in processed foods. “Consumer demand for products made with familiar, trusted ingredients is increasing rapidly,” said Simon Waters, Cargill's global food starch leader. “However, these ingredients must also stand up to the diverse processing conditions of modern processing. We understand these competing needs and are using state-of-the-art processing techniques to make label-friendly starch solutions a reality.” The company says each starch line is designed to enhance the texture and stability of everyday foods including batters and coatings, pudding powders, dry mix soups and sauces, processed meat, bakery mixes, ready meals, creamy spreads and fillings, salad dressings and pet foods.