Designed specifically for UHT beverages, NZMP says the new product gives manufacturers longer production runs over standard milk powders, as well as cleaner labeling on their final product and consistent shelf-life stability.
Jarod Brain, senior research engineer at Fonterra Research and Development Centre, says UHT milk has become increasingly price sensitive, and the R&D team looked for ways to enable customer cost efficiencies during the manufacturing process.
“We’ve been able to reduce the rate of fouling within UHT sterilizers. This allows businesses to run production lines for longer and reduces batch losses, compared to standard whole milk powders. Fewer batch losses mean that our customers are able to minimize wastage, which is also great for the environment,” Brain said.
NZMP GOLD Whole Milk Powder for UHT is the result of more than two years of research and development, including working with a producer of UHT milk drinks to meet their manufacturing and shelf-life stability requirements.
The product is now available in all major markets.