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SPRINGDALE, Ark - Being billed as a hub of consumer insight and innovative new food development, Tyson Foods, Inc. officially unveiled its' new "Discovery Center," research and development facility this week that is designed to enhance the company's ability to create new foods and bring them to market more quickly.
"The Discovery Center is much more than a building," said Tyson president and c.e.o. Richard L. Bond. "It's about our passion to create new products designed to meet the ever-changing needs of today's consumers. It's a hub of food innovation enabling us to combine consumer insights with culinary and food manufacturing expertise to develop great-tasting chicken, beef and pork products," said Bond, adding: "We believe there is no other research and development facility like it anywhere in the world."
The Discovery Center, which opened in mid-January, is located on the campus of Tyson's Springdale, Ark. world headquarters. The 100,000-square-foot facility is home to the food science and culinary professionals who are part of Tyson's R&D team. The center includes 19 specialized research kitchens, a multi-protein pilot plant, a packaging innovation lab, a sensory analysis lab and consumer focus group capabilities.