Arla Foods Ingredients has launched three formulated powder recipes in China, demonstrating how its expertise as a private label partner can help manufacturers.
The new products are designed to show how the company can deliver convenient sources of natural dairy nutrients, meeting the growing demand for formulated milk powders that target healthy ageing.
Specially formulated to comply with Chinese regulations, the three new powders feature added vitamins, minerals and probiotics, as well as high-quality milk and whey protein. Their calcium content is boosted by Capolac, a natural milk mineral concentrate, while Lacprodan DI-8090, a whey protein concentrate, provides high-quality protein content.
The first powder, ‘Healthy Ageing Balanced Nutrition’, delivers high-quality protein, milk minerals and probiotics. ‘Healthy Ageing Digestive Focus’ is based on partially hydrolysed lactose and a synbiotic blend of probiotics and prebiotics, while ‘Healthy Ageing Low Fat’ is a low-fat option.
The recipes can be customised by introducing other ingredients such as organic milk and specialtiy whey ingredients, while flavours and sweeteners can also be added. Arla Foods Ingredients says that it can produce brand owners’ own recipes in its facilities in Denmark.
Steen Lyck, director of advanced nutrition manufacturing at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “Tens of millions of senior consumers in China are looking for nutrition solutions that can help them stay active for longer. For manufacturers seeking to meet this growing need, private label is often the most convenient, least resource-intensive way to bring new products to market.”
He continued: “Our manufacturing division is well known for its infant nutrition expertise but, as these new recipes demonstrate, it also has fantastic capabilities in the healthy ageing space. Arla Foods Ingredients’ partners benefit not just from the highest quality milk ingredients, but also our strong supply chain, and years of expertise in formulating for both powder and liquid formats.”
Arla Foods Ingredients’ advanced nutrition manufacturing division offers a flexible supply chain set-up that can deliver bulk base powders, bulk finished goods or packed finished goods according to manufacturer requirements.
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