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FrieslandCampina Ingredients partners with Cayuga Milk Ingredients to introduce premium milk proteins in the US

18-02-2021

Date TBC – FrieslandCampina Ingredients, the global innovator in healthy and functional ingredients, has announced a new partnership with Cayuga Milk Ingredients for the production of its Refit™ milk proteins MPI 90 and MPC 85. The move sees two value-led, farmer-controlled co-operatives coming together to bring US customers a localized source of premium milk proteins, direct from the dairy heartlands of the Finger Lakes region in New York state.

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As Uwe Schnell, Managing Director North America from FrieslandCampina Ingredients explains, “Our Refit™ range, which includes MPI 90 milk protein isolate and MPC 85 milk protein concentrate, is designed to allow our customers to choose from a wide range of dairy proteins for performance and active nutrition. These ingredients ensure a more sustained release of protein than whey proteins do, so are ideal for recovery or endurance sports. We’re very happy to now offer our American customers a local, trusted source of milk proteins, while also ensuring customers achieve stable access to high quality, easily traceable solutions.”

Continues Guus Aerts, Managing Director FrieslandCampina Ingredients, Performance, Active & Medical Nutrition, “Choosing the right partner has been crucial. We’re proud to be working with Cayuga Milk Ingredients, an organization which mirrors our commitment to sustainable sourcing and quality, fuelled by farmers themselves.” Based near Cayuga Lake in the agriculturally-rich Finger Lakes region of New York state, Cayuga Milk Ingredients collects all its milk from family-owned farms within 40 miles of its factory. The milk is then processed within 48 hours at a new state-of-the-art facility, expressly designed for the purpose.

Adds Kevin Ellis, CEO of Cayuga Milk Ingredients, “We’re excited to bring the value of our local milk and our transparent, high quality production process to FrieslandCampina Ingredients customers. Our clean processing and minimal intervention methods ensure milk proteins of premium quality, ready to enhance both formulation quality and on-pack appeal for the finished product.”

Research indicates that 73 percent of sports nutrition consumers are looking for high quality proteins, while 87% are looking for solutions with minimally processed ingredients*. As Uwe Schnell concludes, “Consumer needs for milk protein solutions are not only growing, but also diversifying. People are looking for nutritional support for a wider range of moments and needs, from a pre-exercise boost to a night-time recovery solution. And they’re interested in an ever-broader range of applications, from powder to bar, shake to shot. We’re excited to make it easier now for our US customers to meet the evolving needs of these smart shoppers, with a fresh, local solution that lives right at home.”

*Source: FMCG Gurus

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