Mexican pasta manufacturer Grupo La Moderna has reportedly started construction of its first US factory in Cleburne, Texas.

According to local reports and a filing with the Consulate of Mexico in Dallas, the US$30m factory will produce pasta and soups. The plant is expected to open in 2016 and 2017. 

The opening will see 80-100 jobs created.

Grupo La Moderna did not respond to requests for comment when approached by just-food.