The list includes major food and beverage makers, suppliers, and potential industry production and sales partners. These signings have come in advance of the opening of the company's Peazazz pea protein semi-works plant, which is expected to come online this summer.
"Constructing and operating a semi-works production plant using commercial-scale equipment is a key step toward the full-scale roll out of Peazazz," said Johann Tergesen, Burcon's president and COO. "Given our current limited supply of Peazazz, we have signed MTAs with only major food and beverage makers, and those who could be helpful to our product development and commercialization efforts."
The company is exploring a number of options for commercializing Peazazz, including building full-scale production facilities through a variety of partnership structures.
Peazazz's clean flavor characteristics, solubility and nutritional value make it ideal for use in both low pH beverages and neutral pH beverages, as well as in a variety of other food and beverage products. Ideal applications for Peazazz include sports nutrition beverages, citrus-based drinks, fruit-flavored beverages, fruit juice blends, fortified waters, dairy alternative products and powdered beverage mixes. Peazazz can also fortify snacks, cereals and diet products, as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan food products.