Laïta’s new nutrition division officially launching

By Jim Cornall contact

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The newly-launched ESI Nutrition can produce a variety of products for customers globally.
The newly-launched ESI Nutrition can produce a variety of products for customers globally.

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French dairy cooperative Laïta is rolling out its ESI Nutrition division worldwide.

Mathieu Lucot, marketing manager at Epi Ingredients and newly-appointed marketing manager at ESI Nutrition, said, “ESI Nutrition is aiming at becoming an international leader in supplying quality pre-packaged solutions for all areas of the health and nutrition market, from infant to clinical and everything in between; offering a blank canvas for brands who wish to successfully launch new products under their own brand, with reduced time-to-market.

The creation of this new division is a commitment to better serve our customers, so they can in turn better serve the end consumer; ultimately strengthening our position in the global nutrition market​.”

With a production site dedicated to UHT processing and aseptic filling as well as the new, recently inaugurated, drying tower with canning capabilities, ESI Nutrition can offer safe products in a variety of shelf-stable formats and sizes with packaging.

ESI Nutrition’s products include:

Cans of Stage 1 to Stage 3 infant formula (standard & premium)

Pre-packaged liquid milk for infant and expecting mothers, formulated to meet the specific needs of each targeted demographic

Food for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) such as pediatric drinks, gelled water for dysphagia patients, etc.

Baby food products such as UHT yogurt-like desserts and puddings

Enriched milk powders, high protein/calorie drinks and puddings customized to the specific needs of adult nutrition (diabetic, undernourished, recovering)

Diet nutrition products such as high protein dairy beverages, puddings and soups

At the private label tradeshow, PLMA, in Amsterdam in late May, ESI Nutrition showcased its liquid and dry solutions packaged for retail through several finished products concepts such as a chocolate-flavored pudding targeting the diet nutrition market, a coffee-flavored beverage for clinical nutrition applications, a variety of infant formula in powder and more.

The company said as a result of the event, many projects are now under way.

ESI Nutrition is a subsidiary of Laïta, one of the top 10 dairy cooperatives in Europe with 2,750 milk producers and custmoers in more than 110 countries. With €1.2bn ($1.4bn) in revenue, the cooperative has four industrial facilities specializing in drying, extrusion, membrane separation, fermentation and dry-blending, as well as an applications lab and a pilot plant.

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