Xingfa Specialty Compounds Now Available in North America

Specialty compounds help U.S. food manufacturers meet customer demand for high-­quality foods with improved texture, yield and sensory appeal
Schaumburg, IL -
June 26th 2017 -

Hubei Xingfa (Xingfa), a Fortune China 500 company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the largest manufacturer of specialty phosphates in China, today announced that its portfolio of specialty compounds for high-­quality food products with improved texture, yield and sensory appeal is now available in North America.

“Xingfa’s specialty compounds portfolio combines the key functionalities required for the development of high-­quality foods, with a reliable, sustainable, high-­quality ingredient supply,” said Larry Esposito, Xingfa’s business vice president, Food & Beverage, Pharma & Nutrition and Infrastructure. “Our vertically integrated operations give us complete control of the supply chain, providing our customers with unmatched reliability, traceability and sustainability.”

Xingfa’s specialty compounds are made from high-­quality raw materials that undergo advanced mixing processes, which produce a wide range of pH options that can be used in a variety of food applications. The benefits of Xingfa’s specialty compounds are described below.

Seafood: Xingfa’s specialty compounds for seafood products, including shrimp, scallops, fish filets and squid, are available in low-­phosphorus, natural, no-­sodium and no-­phosphorus varieties. The ingredients impart many functional benefits, including reduction of off-­flavors; improved water-­retention capacity; prevention of deterioration; enhanced gel strength and adhesiveness; improved elasticity and texture; increased product yield; reduction of juice loss during freezing and storage; texture stability; improved appearance; retention of natural flavor and color; high-­solubility; and yield loss prevention.

Meat: For the meat category, Xingfa offers specialty compounds for use in prepared meats, meat emulsions and injection-­marinated meats. When used in such products, these ingredients provide superior dispersion in ice-­cold water; excellent tumbling performance; increased water-­retention capacity; improved product yield; and enhanced succulence.

Bakery: In baked goods, Xingfa’s double-­acting, aluminum-­free specialty compounds act as leavening agents to control gas release during the cooking process, which greatly enhances the volume, appearance, taste and texture of bakery products.

Noodles: Xingfa’s specialty compound for noodles is mixed with phosphates, gel and enzymes. In this application, the compound improves brightness and color, increases swelling properties and elasticity; improves cooking performance; increases water retention (in raw noodles); enhances texture and pliability; and improves brightness and color stability during processing.

Cheese: Xingfa’s specialty compound for cheese offers better ion exchange capability, with no creaming reaction, while enhancing protein emulsifying properties; reducing moisture loss during storage; extending shelf life; and improving structure and texture.

“In addition to offering ingredients for each of these industries, Xingfa can also create custom compounds to suit our customers’ specific and evolving needs,” Esposito said. “Our technical team is equipped with a state-­of-­the-­art R&D lab to provide food manufacturers with innovative options for developing high-­quality products and addressing formulation challenges.”

To learn more about Xingfa’s innovative and custom solutions for the food industry, contact us at or stop by Xingfa booth #4615 at IFT17, June 25-­28 in Las Vegas, Nevada at The Sands Expo Center.

About Hubei Xingfa

Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group Co., Ltd. (Xingfa) is the largest manufacturer of specialty phosphates in China, as well as the largest producer of Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) in the world. Xingfa has been listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) since 1999 under stock code 600141 and ranks 399th among Fortune 500 companies in China. Xingfa is headquartered in Xingshan County, Yichang City, Hubei Province, PRC and its North American operations are based in Schaumburg, IL, USA. For more than 30 years Xingfa has optimized its vertically integrated operations to successfully develop, produce and market phosphorus-based specialty chemicals to more than 50 countries around the globe. By owning and operating phosphate rock mines and derivative manufacturing plants using hydropower stations, Xingfa maintains control over the complete supply chain — from rock to ingredient — providing unmatched reliability, traceability and sustainability.

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