Valio responds to global food trends with innovative food ingredients solutions
The world’s most innovative dairy company, Valio, will showcase the latest developments in its tailor made solutions for food ingredients during SIAL, Paris, the world’s largest food innovation exhibition.
A Nobel prize-winning dairy cooperative from Finland, Valio has over 110 years of experience, supplying some of the world’s biggest producers in 60 markets with a range of solutions from lactose free and baby food, to the bakery, confectionery and health supplements industry.
Responding to the growing trend and demand for health and wellness, Valio manufactures lactose free powders and more advanced, tailored blends where customers can specify their requirements. Valio solutions team provides expert advice to clients on how to best tailor ingredients based on their needs, with in depth understanding of consumer insights and knowledge on the latest food trends.
Valio also offers butter especially for industrial customers. Valio butter is used by bakeries, the processed food industry, ice cream makers, and dairies. Butter made from Finnish, high-quality milk can be tasted in croissants baked by some of the leading French bakeries.
Timo Pajari, SVP, Food Solution Sales, said: “At Valio we are constantly looking for partners who see the value in innovation and high-quality products. Valio has decades of experience in serving the needs of the food industry and creating value for food businesses around the world.
“At SIAL, our unique lactose free offering, value-added powders and butters will be on show to demonstrate how Valio responds to the growing demand for innovative solutions to meet the needs of the global food manufacturing industry, but tailored to meet the specific requirements of every market.”
Responsive to consumer demands
In cooperation with its partners and award-winning research and development team, Valio responds to changes in consumer behaviour. Using data and insights, it predicts trends and creates solutions that meet customer demands, that are appealing and on trend.
Lactose free potential
Around 70 percent of the world’s population suffers from lactose intolerance. The awareness of digestive wellness and lactose intolerance is increasing all over the world, and people are looking for ways to adjust their diet. This means that there is a rapidly growing demand for healthy and great tasting lactose free products.
Sugar is increasingly overtaking fat and salt as a primary consumer concern, especially as high sugar consumption is blamed for rising obesity rates and linked to many health issues. Consumers are actively looking for reduced sugar options.
Protein hits the sweet spot of many global food trends, it has a clear link to health and wellness as well as naturality, and has a lot of potential in snacks and indulgence products.
Tailor made solutions
Valio’s expertise helps manufacturers develop new products, categories, range extensions, and markets. Its process and application know-how provides solutions and specialist experience for some of the world’s leading food producers.
**Source: Environmental Performance Index 2016