VIA LACTA’S MILK FROM GRASS-FED COWS8 November 2017
8In order to meet current consumption trends shifting towards healthier products with sustainable development, Ingredia is launching the “Via Lacta” range of ingredients, coming from its own responsible milk collection, at FIE 2017.
Via Lacta, Ingredia’s sustainable development initiative
In March 2017, Prospérité Fermière-Ingredia unveiled the name of its CSR policy: Via Lacta, which symbolizes the path towards an ever more responsible dairy industry.
This series of commitments is built around 3 pillars:
- Research and cultivate the value of milk with Nature in mind
- Ensure that the men and women we partner with thrive
- Protect our planet’s future
This launch was also the opportunity to sign a 3-year partnership with WWF – France which supports this initiative.
Milk from grass-fed cows, Via Lacta’s flagship product
Since April 2017, about a hundred milk producers from the cooperative Prospérité Fermière fully committed to this project by launching a separate collection of a more eco-friendly milk, aligned with Via Lacta’s principles:
- Milk coming from cows only fed with non-GMO products
- Diet consisting of mainly grass, with at least 1,500m² (≈ 0.37 acres) of grazing area per cow guaranteed, for a minimum of 170 days a year
- Cows raised on straw in the barn during the winter
- A more profitable activity for the producer, thanks to a minimum price set each year by the cooperative as well as a 15 €/1,000 L premium for the production of VIA LACTA’s milk from grass-fed cows
These criteria serve several goals:
- Preserving pastures within the region “Hauts de France”
- Caring for animal welfare and thereby producing a better-quality milk
- Ensuring the future of dairy operations for the farmers of the cooperative
October 2017: launch of the ingredients coming from Via Lacta’s milk from grass-fed cows
At FIE 2017, Ingredia will showcase its full range of products coming from the collection of Via Lacta’s milk from grass-fed cows. All the products that are part of Ingredia’s expertise are available: whole and skim milk powders, milk proteins, liquid milk for retail or dairy products for industrial use (cream, condensed milk, etc.).
Prodiet® Fluid: star at World Dairy Innovation Awards12 June 2017
Thanks to PRODIET® Fluid, Ingredia is proud to be the winner of the Best dairy ingredient and Best manufacturing innovation categories award of World Dairy Innovation Awards by FoodBev.
PRODIET® Fluid is a unique and innovative micellar casein developed to enrich very high protein beverage and still keep the fluidity. This micellar casein is dedicated to the nutrition market and is the perfect combination of nutritional and functional benefits.
Discover “THE” Solution for Meal Replacement: PRODIET® Fluid29 March 2017
The market of weight management is expected to grow in the coming years1. With slimming products increasingly taking up more space on supermarket shelves, manufacturers need to innovate for consumers who expect new products frequently. Ingredia’s PRODIET® Fluid is a unique ingredient that provides a solution for meal replacement with the characteristics that consumers yearn: a pleasant taste, a fluid texture, and good nutritional quality from micellar casein, all in a convenient format.
High-protein products are not just for body-builders anymore! The demand for convenient ready-to-drink products that can be taken “on-the-go” is going mainstream and growing. Consumer are increasingly looking for solutions to help them lead a healthy lifestyle while reducing meal times to fit their busy schedules; meal replacements can fulfill this need.
PRODIET® Fluid is native micellar casein which contains more than 87% protein on dry matter. It has a delicious milky taste and a high nutritional profile (rich in BCAA* and in leucine). This unique micellar casein combines functional and nutritional qualities; it provides an excellent base for the development of a meal replacement with a high protein content while maintaining incredible fluidity, smooth texture and milky taste. After UHT treatment, PRODIET® Fluid remains perfectly fluid, allowing brands to develop an industry-leading ready-to-drink product.
1 Euromonitor – 2016
*BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acid)
The trend of high-protein yogurt24 January 2017
The market of yogurt is driven today by the boom of Greek Yogurts which are characterized by astrong amount of protein and a low fat content.
The challenge is to keep a creamy and smooth texture in mouth.
The traditional process to reach this target consists in a draining step to eliminate acid whey which implies a loss of matter and additional costs.
PROMILK® 600 A is a specific processed milk protein:
Its 100% dairy origin makes its use completely adapted to yogurts formulation. But above all, its unique functional properties enable reaching high amount of protein in the end product, without whey separation and with no modification of the industrial process.
Ingredia Functional developed two recipes:
– Greek style yogurt (10% protein; 0% fat),
– 7% protein drinking yogurt with a soft liquid texture.
PROMILK® LA01 is a milk protein specifically developed for the technology without separation for fresh dairy products:
Thanks to its excellent texturing capacities, this ingredient can be used in yogurt technology to obtain a drier product with high consistency, very close to traditional drained yogurts. The composition of the product is also similar than a traditionally-made Greek yogurt.
For further information, please contact us.