First Milk Forms Whey Partnership With Arla Foods Ingredients
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 | 360 Views
First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients
British dairy co-operative, First Milk, has today announced that it has agreed a new partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients to produce a specialist whey protein powder at its Lake District Creamery.
Protein enrichment of food remains a growing consumer trend. The innovative patented microparticulate whey protein concentrate product, Nutrilac® FO-7875, developed by Arla Foods Ingredients, is used as an ingredient to enhance the level of protein in food and drink products whilst retaining texture and taste.
First Milk will manufacture Nutrilac® FO-7875 on behalf of Arla Foods Ingredients using the company’s proprietary process, with Arla Foods Ingredients marketing and selling the product internationally. In addition, First Milk will continue to manufacture whey protein concentrate powder, WPC80, and market it through its existing partnership.
Commenting on the partnership, Shelagh Hancock, Chief Executive of First Milk, said: “We are delighted to agree this new collaboration with Arla Foods Ingredients, which will deliver real value for both co-operatives. Over the last few years, we have completed a significant investment programme across our operations, which means that we are well-placed to expand the range of high-quality, specialist products we can efficiently manufacture. We see this type of collaboration as key to our success, enabling our members to be part of the worldwide dairy supply chain, enriching life to secure a positive future for all.”
Henrik Andersen, Chief Executive of Arla Foods Ingredients, added: “This is a new kind of partnership for us, and a very exciting one, especially at a time when demand for high-quality protein solutions has never been greater. Manufacturing speciality whey protein products requires both expertise and a commitment to the highest standards, both of which First Milk shares with us. We look forward to working together to help meet the growing consumer need for protein-enriched products.”
First Milk is a British farmer-owned co-operative with a vision of enriching life every day to secure the future. They produce a fantastic range of great-tasting Cheddar, Red Leicester and Double Gloucester cheese. In addition, they produce bulk cream and whey proteins and focus on providing high quality, traceable fresh milk to a range of dairy manufacturers and processors across the UK. First milk is predominantly a B2B business, and they work with many customers as their long-term supply partner, helping them to deliver their objectives through responsible sourcing and supply chain management services.
Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in value-added whey solutions. They discover and deliver ingredients derived from whey, supporting the food industry with the development and efficient processing of more natural, functional and nutritious foods. Arla Foods serves global markets within early life nutrition, medical nutrition, sports nutrition, health foods and other foods and beverage products.
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