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Focus shifts to quality in growing whey permeate market

Whey permeate offers huge advantages in a range of dairy, confectionery and bakery categories
Whey permeate offers huge advantages in a range of dairy, confectionery and bakery categories

Monday, 3 February 2020

Quality is becoming increasingly important in the rapidly growing whey permeate market, according to Arla Foods Ingredients.

Whey permeate is a milk solid with around 80% lactose content. As a bulking agent, it is a highly cost-effective replacement for skimmed milk powder, lactose and sweet whey powder.

The ingredient’s potential in food applications was long untapped. However, improved filtration technology has allowed the creation of high-quality permeate. In 2017, powdered permeate received a Codex Alimentarius international standard, helping raise its profile and establish trust.

Permeate is increasingly being used by multinational brands, particularly in categories such as chocolate and biscuits, but also in hot drinks, dairy and desserts. Innova figures show that the number of new products containing whey permeate has more than doubled in the past five years, growing from 169 in 2015 to 387 in 2019.

Arla Foods Ingredients is one of the world’s largest suppliers of whey permeate. It believes that the Codex standard, as well as increasing demand, will lead to a market where quality factors such as mineral profile and microbiological requirements are as important as cost-effectiveness.

The whey permeate products in the company’s Variolac® range have a sweet milky taste, low ash content, stable mineral profile and free-flowing powder properties over a 12-month shelf life.

Henrik Jacob Hjortshoej, Head of Sales Development, Food at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “Whey permeate offers huge advantages in a range of dairy, confectionery and bakery categories. In recent years the market has exploded, with many of the biggest players taking advantage of the extraordinary cost-effectiveness permeate offers. The Codex standard was a major turning point and has resulted in a greater focus on quality, with factors such as taste, ash content and shelf life becoming increasingly important.”

ENDS

For more information contact:
Richard Clarke, Ingredient Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 1293 763004
Email: richard@ingredientcommunications.com

About Arla Foods Ingredients
Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in value-added whey solutions. We discover and deliver ingredients derived from whey, supporting the food industry with the development and efficient processing of more natural, functional and nutritious foods. We serve global markets within early life nutrition, medical nutrition, sport nutrition, health foods and other foods and beverage products.

Five reasons to choose us:

  • We have R&D in our DNA
  • We offer superior quality
  • We are your trusted business partner
  • We support sustainability
  • We ensure security of supply

Arla Foods Ingredients is a 100% owned subsidiary of Arla Foods. Our head office is in Denmark. 

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About Arla Foods Ingredients

About Arla Foods Ingredients
Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in value-added whey solutions. We discover and deliver ingredients derived from whey, supporting the food industry with the development and efficient processing of more natural, functional and nutritious foods. We serve global markets within early life nutrition, medical nutrition, sport nutrition, health foods and other foods and beverage products.

 Five reasons to choose us:

  • We have R&D in our DNA
  • We offer superior quality
  • We are your trusted business partner
  • We support sustainability
  • We ensure security of supply

Arla Foods Ingredients is a 100% owned subsidiary of Arla Foods. Our head office is in Denmark.

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