Finnish dairy company Valio manufactures lactose-free milk powders and many advanced blends in Finland.
Timo Pajari, SVP, Valio international sales, said, “We are happy to find a partner who sees the value in innovation and high-quality products. Palmer Holland has great experience in serving the needs of the food industry and creating value for food businesses in USA. This partnership fits perfectly into our ambition of serving customers even better with a portfolio of clean-label, sustainable and on-trend food solutions.
“Around 70% of the world’s population suffers from lactose intolerance. The awareness of digestive wellness and lactose intolerance is increasing all over the world, and people are looking for ways to adjust their diet. This means that there is a rapidly growing demand for healthy and great tasting lactose free products. Valio’s patented technology makes Valio Eila lactose free milk powders unique in the market.”
Bret Horace, business director - health and nutrition, at Palmer Holland, said the new commercial partnership with Valio strengthens the cornerstone of ‘Natural Nutrition’ specialty solutions for its customer base and provides them with a unique ingredient option.
“In addition to being lactose-free, the Valio Eila milk powders offer protein enhancement as well as reductions in sugars and carbohydrates, so the health and wellness contribution of the final products are significantly enhanced,” Horace said.
“The lactose-free market in the US continues to expand and innovate, offering consumers additional options across several segments.”