Formulation Expertise

The Watson Nutritional R&D Laboratory plays a pivotal role in bringing our customers’ new product concepts into reality.

Watson has over 65 years of experience and technology to custom formulate premixes that meet our customers’ individual needs. Our custom premixes provide optimum nutrient value, sensory quality, economy, and potency.

In fulfilling the customer’s requirements, we consider the chemical and physical properties of each micronutrient to be used as well as its capability with the finished product. We build in the overages necessary to compensate for processing and storage loss. We offer micro-encapsulation technologies to ensure stability, heat tolerance, and the masking of undesirable flavors and odors.

Watson’s product development staff considers the total picture of the customer’s product

  • Overall product concept
  • Desired taste
  • Texture
  • Color
  • Nutrient levels
  • Potential ingredient interactions
  • Stability
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Labeling considerations
  • Cost factors
  • Processing methods
  • Shelf-life considerations
  • Final preparation methods
  • Other considerations

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