Fonterra has announced that commercial samples of NZMP Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS) will be available early in the new year, allowing Dairy Crest to offer the specialty paediatric ingredient to food manufacturers globally.
Fonterra has announced that commercial samples of NZMP Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS) will be available early in the new year. The company said that its new partnership with UK dairy company, Dairy Crest, means it can now offer the specialty paediatric ingredient to food manufacturers globally. According to Fonterra, NZMP GOS will give infant formula manufacturers the ability to offer additional consumer benefits. GOS is said to support digestive comfort and improve mineral absorption. It’s anticipated that European and Chinese infant formula manufacturers will be among the first to start using NZMP GOS. Fonterra Regional Director Ingredients Europe Middle East/Africa Han Huistra said this innovative ingredient is an extension of the NZMP specialty ingredients portfolio for infant nutrition. “Combined with Fonterra’s expertise in paediatric nutrition, the ever growing portfolio of NZMP ingredients gives manufacturers even more flexibility to fine tune their products,” he said Huistra said adding GOS to the NZMP portfolio means customers can benefit from Fonterra’s size, scale and ability to supply globally. “We are delighted to add this important ingredient to our portfolio of specialised NZMP ingredient offerings. A new facility brings the very real advantages of being able to capitalise on latest control systems and equipment to consistently produce high quality products. What makes this exciting is that traceability and supply versatility have also been designed as key traits for this business launch,” said Huistra. “By leveraging our expertise in the manufacture of dairy products, and Fonterra’s global reach and supply capabilities, we are delighted to successfully deliver high quality nutritional products to meet growing market demands,” said Dairy Crest Managing Director Functional Ingredients Richard Jones. “It is a testament to the strong Fonterra-Dairy Crest partnership and our ability to meet the desire globally for quality nutrition.” Once production is running at full scale, Dairy Crest will manufacture 10,000 MT of GOS annually and the product will be marketed and sold under the NZMP brand utilising Fonterra’s global distribution network. NZMP GOS will be produced at Dairy Crest’s Davidstow facility in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Dairy Crest has invested £20 million to set up a purpose-built, state-of-the-art ingredients facility to produce GOS. “The heritage of excellence in dairy and quality manufacture makes Dairy Crest’s GOS facility investment a natural fit for Fonterra and our dairy ingredients brand, NZMP” said Huistra.