New postbiotic ingredient for food and drink launching from Tetra Pak, AB Biotek


The companies say they are working together to develop a range of innovative postbiotic food applications.

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Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak (Lausanne, Switzerland) is partnering with microbiome-ingredients firm AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health (Peterborough, UK) to develop postbiotic ingredients for the food and drink market. The companies say they are now working together to develop a range of innovative food applications for a postbiotic ingredient.

The ingredient, which is available in a powder, can be included in food processing, including at the mixing stage for ultra-high-temperature (UHT) products like beverages, dairy products, ice cream, and cheese. Products in development include high-protein ambient yogurt, high-protein tea, and reduced-sugar juice, the firms add.

“We are pleased to see the launch of our first postbiotic product in Italy—Inalpi cheese protein slices enriched with postbiotics,” said Alberto Kullovitz, processing director, South Europe, for Tetra Pak, in a press release.

AB Biotek’s Managing Director Gerald Dard added, “For the first time, we can now unlock new opportunities for food producers to offer fortified products in categories such as tea, plant-based beverages, sports drinks, and more. We are excited to embark on this exciting journey with Tetra Pak.”

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