Valio will re-enter the Finnish baby food market in June 2012, launching a comprehensive range of ready-to-serve baby foods.
Valio Onni porridges and gruels and Valio Tuuti infant formula and weaning formula are manufactured from fresh Finnish milk at Valio’s Turenki plant.
Sami Nupponen, senior vice president, Fresh Food at Valio, said: "Valio has developed technology that enables us to produce baby foods from fresh Finnish milk so that we can offer Finns the opportunity to enjoy domestic ingredients and baby foods made in Finland."
For the time being, Valio is launching its baby foods in the Finnish market alone, but international markets are under consideration.
The Valio Onni porridges range includes both milk-based and non-milk selections. The milk-based porridges contain no added sugar while the non-milk porridges are lightly sweetened with fructose.
Valio Tuuti 1 infant formula and Valio Tuuti 2 weaning formula are made from fresh Finnish milk. The protein composition of the cow’s milk used in their manufacture engages filtering technology that renders the products ideal for infants. All the essential and recommended amino acids are derived directly from fresh milk.