Ever since the company's founding in 1914, Edlong has been dedicated to one thing: helping customers make successful food products in terms of taste, value and quality. This has been achieved by creating and perfecting the most extensive line of cheese and dairy flavours in the industry. Whilst still family-owned and operated, Edlong now serves the global food community. Their worldwide locations work to fulfil the goals expressed in the mission statement by providing unparalleled levels of service through strong person-to-person relationships based on integrity and quality. Some case studies New Product Development An international "blue chip" food company asked us for creative ideas to introduce a new range of innovative ready meals to capture the latest trends in flavour and diet, whilst ensuring competitive pricing. We did just that through co-ordinating trendanalysis, customised recipe and flavour development, nutritional and legislative support along with regular project reviews with all our customer's key personnel. As the product development neared completion, our logistics experts swung into actionensuring a smooth launch with a supportive product flow into a dynamic food service environment. Flavour Optimisation A multi-national company looking to capitalise on the increasing trend to snack healthily wanted to stay ahead of the pack by taking advantage of the latest products available to achieve nutritional claims and reduce costs. Striving for natural, vegan dips and dressings with a 15% cost reduction was a challenge our Technical Solutions team revelled in, achieving improved nutritional claims. Product Engineering Removing some or all of the cream, butter or cheese from a successful recipe might sound like a brave thing to do in a cost-conscious, competitive retail market. One of our highly successful customers recognised the potential of this action with one of their top sellers and called on our expertise in the dairy area to guide them through to a better tasting, more profitable product.