FrieslandCampina Ingredients launches Deminal 90 Organic for premium organic infant milk formula

By Jim Cornall

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In China, 90% of parents consider organic an important factor when purchasing formula for their young children. Pic: Getty Images/onlyyouqj
In China, 90% of parents consider organic an important factor when purchasing formula for their young children. Pic: Getty Images/onlyyouqj

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FrieslandCampina Ingredients has announced the introduction of Deminal 90 Organic – a premium demineralized whey ingredient for the burgeoning organic infant formula market.

Manufactured in the Netherlands, Deminal 90 Organic is a new organic version of the company’s existung demineralized whey product. As a component of infant milk formula, the company said it enables manufacturers to achieve the ideal casein:whey ratio while also limiting mineral content.

Deminal 90 Organic is made of milk from the company’s group of organic dairy farmers.

Research exclusive to FrieslandCampina Ingredients reveals three in four parents now consider organic an important criterion when purchasing formula for their young children. In China, the figure exceeds 90%. This explains Euromonitor’s prediction the segment will grow by a CAGR of 15% in the five years from 2020, reaching a value of €5.4bn ($6.6bn) by 2025.

“The organic trend has been growing steadily for years and is now booming as more consumers than ever become aware of the impact their choices have on health, and on the environment. By introducing an organic variant of our Demineralised Whey 90 ingredient, we're responding to their needs and preferences when it comes to early life nutrition,”​ said Sophie Nicolas, marketing manager, early life nutrition at FrieslandCampina Ingredients.

“What makes Deminal 90 Organic so special is the care we take over the process. From farm to factory, everything is handled right here in the Netherlands. Not only does this maximize traceability, but we also excel in organic standards, thanks to our unique monitoring tools which measure biodiversity and animal welfare on our organic farms. Plus, on a technical level, our ingredient offers low and stable mineral content and high microbiological standards, providing our customers with a unique new opportunity to strengthen or expand their organic offerings.”

In 2020, the company invested in its locations at Bedum and Workum in the Netherlands, allowing for a certified and scalable production to meet growing consumer demand for organic products.

“We’re proud of how comprehensive our organic ingredient portfolio has now become,”​ Nicolas said.

“Deminal 90 is the newest member of an organic family of products including Lactopure Lactose Organic, Vivinal GOS Organic and Hyvital Whey EtD 100 Organic. Together, they cover core and functional components of infant milk formula, which means manufacturers now have more options than ever to enhance their organic positioning and brands in ways that truly resonate with today’s consumers.” 

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