Arla's new lactose doesn't have to take up space in wet blends.
Lactose is usually introduced into baby formula in a wet blend that includes numerous other ingredients such as proteins, fats, and vitamins. But dry blend lactose from Arla Foods Ingredients (Viby J, Denmark) can free up space for more of these other nutrients in wet blends.
Arla says its new ingredient can increase output of other ingredients by as much as 25% on existing production lines. Manufacturers simply add the dry lactose to the wet blend after that wet blend has already been heated, dried, and ready for packaging. A CO2-neutral process ensures that manufacturers with sustainability certifications will not be compromised.
Arla’s latest innovation comes at a time when the company is making serious investments in its lactose production capacity. Expanded factories in Germany and Denmark will support increased lactose production, much of which can be geared towards the new dry lactose.