Valio nutritional innovations offer award-winning solutions for global health trends.
Global food ingredients manufacturer, Valio, will showcase the latest developments in its tailor made solutions for food ingredients customers during Anuga, created in response to growing demand for innovative solutions.
Valio, the world’s most innovative dairy from Finland, 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 ingredients for the pet food and health supplements industry.
Valio manufactures milk powders, demineralised whey powders and more advanced, tailored blends where customers can specify their requirements and opt to add ingredients such as milk, whey, fats or vitamins. Valio also offers specialist nutrition products and powders, as well as butter and fruit preparations for bakeries.
Merja Koski-Korhonen, Export Director, Ingredients and Global Customers, for Valio’s food ingredients solutions, said: “At Valio we are constantly looking for partners who see the value in high-quality products. Valio has decades of experience in serving the needs of the food industry and creating value for partners around the world.
“At Anuga, our unique lactose free offering and baby food solutions will be on show to demonstrate how Valio can meet the needs of the global food manufacturing industry, tailored to meet the specific requirements of every different market.”
First for innovation and Research and Development
Every year, Valio launches new products produced from unique recipes, including liquid ready-to-feed infant formulas and high quality milk, lactose free and whey powders, produced from the purest milk in the world.
Its bespoke service draws on Valio’s award-winning innovation, research and development, testing and insights recognised in a Nobel Prize and 351 patents in 50 countries.
Valio is the world leader in lactose free solutions for the food industry. With more awareness about lactose intolerance and an increase in problems associated with digestion, the popularity of lactose free products is growing. Market size growth is forecast at +60% from 2015 to 2020.
Valio Eila® lactose free milk powder is produced in whole, semi-skimmed and skimmed milk varieties. Valio Eila® low lactose skimmed milk powder is also available. All lactose free milk powders ensure that manufacturers can produce lactose free products that taste as good, or better than regular products.
Pure, safe, traceable
All Valio food ingredients are produced from fresh pure Finnish milk sourced from Valio’s own dairy farmers. This ensures full traceability, from cow and farm to end product.
Valio’s milk is Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) –free*. Its milk and whey powders originate from the healthiest cows in Europe, from the greenest country in the world**, with the lowest cell and bacteria counts and no contaminant residues in the milk.
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.
Responsive to consumer demands
In cooperation with its partners and award-winning research and development team, Valio quickly responds to changes in consumer behaviour. Using data and insights, it predicts trends and creates products that meet customer demands, that are appealing and on trend.
World firsts, provenance and heritage
Valio invented lactose free milk and milk products almost 20 years ago.
Today, Valio know-how leads the way in liquid, ready-to-feed infant formula, first developed by the company in 1973.
The first Valio Gefilus® product, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) lactic acid bacterium, was launched at the beginning of 1990. LGG® is the world’s most studied lactic acid bacterium.
Valio invented ValSa® milk salt currently used in spreadable butter and cheese. ValSa® has 80% less sodium than table salt. Valio ValSa® spreadable butter and cheese products deliver great taste, with up to 50% less salt.
Valio will be at Anuga from 7 to 11 October 2017 in hall 10.1, stand E009, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany.
*ref Reg. (EC) No 1829/2003 and No 1830/2003
**Source: Environmental Performance Index 2016