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Functional Systems

The art of value-added solutions for innovative textures

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Faced with too many different types, functionalities and qualities of food ingredients? Need to select the right ones from a broad range going from the most basic to the most sophisticated that add real value to your products? Cargill's functional systems provide innovative solutions that meet your exact needs regardless of the quality of your raw materials or technology level of your processing equipment.


  • Bakery: Yeast, bread & rolls, sweet goods, frozen doughs, glazes and icings
  • Beverages: Fruit juices and juice beverages, near-water type drinks
  • Dairy: Cheeses, fresh dairy products
  • Confectionery: Fruit snacks and jelly candy, cake decorations, hard candies
  • Convenience Foods: Salad dressings, dips, sauces, gravies, frozen desserts
  • Fruit: Fruit sauces, syrups, variegates, fruit preparations, compotes
  • Meat: Fresh processed meats, cooked meats, Dry meats, Specialties (aspics, meat analogs, fat, etc.) 

Not only must you optimize the best specific association of ingredients in your development process but you also have to standardize it for consistent food manufacturing - a time- and cost-consuming activity for each of your formulations. The ready-to-use functional systems of Cargill will add value to your work and ease your product development processes. These functional systems start with a combination of at least two ingredients delivering distinctive functionality other than achievable with separate ingredients.

Our functional systems save you time and money by speeding processing and reducing time to market. And our local technical support, drawing on our global knowledge, gives you access to a whole package of benefits that ensure your market success.

We procure all our raw materials from the Cargill group or from approved and qualified external suppliers. The quality of our selected ingredients enables our functional systems to meet agreed functional, physical, chemical, and microbiological product property standards.

Our ingredients comply with the laws and regulations, in the country where they are produced. In addition, ingredients for the USA are selected in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and/or the Food Chemical Codex; in Europe they meet relevant European regulations; and in China they comply with the GB regulatory.



Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.