Swedish babies to sample Arla Foods' whey protein
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- 23 August 2001
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The whey protein product, Lacprodan Alpha-10, which is used in infant milk formula, forges ahead. In February, production capacity at the Danmark Protein factory in Nr. Vium was doubled but demand for the product is already exceeding capacity at the factory. Arla Foods Ingredients, therefore, is currently examining a number of options for increasing production capacity further.
Alpha-10 enhances the nutritional value of infant milk formula and Arla Foods markets the product to producers of infant milk formula.
Thoroughly tested at several clinics, Alpha-10 is currently subject to yet another test where parents of babies in Umeå in Sweden have been offered the opportunity to take part in an investigation where the babies’ weight, height, sleep patterns and sickness patterns and the effects on the immune system will be monitored over a period of six months. The results are expected in one to two years.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,400 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.