Good to remember
Breastmilk is the best choice for baby. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months; continued breastfeeding after introduction of complementary food (up to two years); and consultation of a healthcare professional when introducing infant formula or complementary food.
Valio’s high-quality baby food ingredients are made from fresh Finnish milk. The clean Arctic environment, combined with strict quality control, means that our raw material – Finnish milk – is the cleanest milk in EU. It is always non-GMO (Regulation EC No 1829/2003) and antibiotics residue free.
Our modern processing technologies enable us to manufacture and supply unparalleled high-quality and traceable baby food ingredients. Valio’s staff has long experience in infant formula design, dosage, recipes and processes. Our operations and products conform to or exceed both international and regional food standards, regulations and nutritional recommendations.
Let’s make safe and sustainable baby food together.
Baby foods must meet existing regulations and local nutritional recommendations for healthy development.
We have solutions for baby food manufacturers to help produce balanced nutrition for infants and babies.
Valio’s experts can help you with efficient and accurate recipe design and calculation. Together we can find the optimal composition for your needs:
We can help you design the recipes and processes to produce optimal compositions for ready-to-feed (RTF) baby food solutions.
Valio’s liquid infant formula is easy to use and has a fresh and clean taste with no off-flavours. It has a white colour and milky appearance. Liquid infant formula is ready to feed and does not require hot water or mixing. Consumers like it since it is easy to prepare and convenient to take along. The correct dosage is guaranteed every time, as the formula is pre-mixed.
Manufacture your infant milk formula (IMF) products with fresh Finnish milk-based ingredients to support the healthy development of infants.
(*Regulation EC No 1829/2003)
We deliver quality through the entire value chain, full traceability, entire records from our own farms to the end product. You can manufacture safe and nutritious baby formula knowing that the ingredients meet the consumers’ quality requirements as well as nutritional recommendations.
Valio base powder can be tailored to your specific needs so that you can make nutritious, high-quality baby formula and optimise the manufacturing process.
Valio base powders are an ideal solution for milk-based infant formulas and a wide range of other baby foods. All Valio base powders are produced according to the highest standards, guaranteeing that they are safe and nutritious. Valio offers its own high-quality recipes as well as fully customised solutions.
Pia Ollikainen, R&D Manager at Valio tells us what it takes to produce great baby food solutions. Her answers are based on years of experience and a PhD in Biotechnology. That’s why her view on quality is perhaps a lot simpler than one might expect.Read more ›
When producing our baby food solutions, we use the best technology available. We commit to regular testing and monitoring at plants. We have all required quality management systems in place and follow existing standards for baby food contaminants and pesticides.
All our production starts with fresh Finnish milk. Fresh high-quality raw materials require less treatment (UHT), thus retaining its fresh taste and white colour. The reason why our milk is of such a high quality is due to the clean production environment in Finland and strict quality standards our farmers follow. We can guarantee that we know all our 5,300 farmers we buy milk from - and our fresh milk and whey are fully traceable back to the farm of its origin.
Following in the footsteps of A.I. Virtanen, the Nobel-prize winning leader of Valio R&D, our innovations have put us at the forefront of emerging trends. Today, innovation and outstanding quality are the key factors in Valio’s success. We introduce 100 new products every year and hold over 300 patents in 50 countries. In 2017, we spent 28.5 million euros on research, product development and quality assurance.
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