Glanbia Nutritionals

Glanbia Innovation Centre


Co. Kilkenny



Tel. +353 56 779 6029


Bakery Mixes and Other Bakery Products, Dairy Products - Natural and Imitation, Nutraceutical and Functional Food Ingredients, Vitamins

Glanbia Nutritionals

Glanbia Nutritionals strengthens the science behind its whey-based weight management solution through a new study which is called Prolibra. The independent human clinical trials reveal a statistically significant reduction of up to 37.8 glycaemic index units in the blood after consuming Prolibra – good news for companies looking to launch healthy weight control products with a low GI claim. The glycaemic index (GI) measures how quickly foods release carbohydrates into the body, raising blood glucose levels. Low GI foods provide sustained energy release, promoting a feeling of satiety and delivering health benefits including weight management and reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease. These latest results follow two earlier studies that underpin Glanbia Nutritional’s ongoing commitment to science-based solutions and confirm Prolibra’s strength as an ingredient for sustained weight loss. A rich source of calcium, Prolibra is an entirely natural high protein milk mineral complex suited to a wide range of applications including beverages, such as dairy, smoothies and ready-to-mix options, nutrition bars and snacks.

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Food Ingredients News  12 October 2018

Fattening up in weight management: Glanbia acquires SlimFast for US$350m

12 Oct 2018 --- Global nutrition group, Glanbia, is set to acquire SlimFast for US$350 million, from KSF Holdings LLP and HNS Intermediate Corporation who collectively own SlimFast and other brands. The company plans to operate SlimFast within its Performance Nutrition segment of the business which plays into global consumer trends focused on convenient formats and snacking, according to Glanbia. SlimFast is a well-established brand with high levels of awareness in the US, its largest market.

Food Ingredients News  14 August 2018

Dairy expansion: Glanbia Nutritionals and partners invest US$470m in new Michigan facility

14 Aug 2018 --- Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers Inc. are set to build a new large-scale cheese and whey production facility in St. Johns, Michigan, US as part of a joint venture. The project is expected to be commissioned in the Q4 of 2020 and will cost approximately US$470 million.

Food Ingredients News  08 June 2018

Weekly Digest: Mondelēz commits to sustainable wheat sourcing, Chr. Hansen and FMC extend natural crop protection collaboration

08 Jun 2018 --- This week in business, Mondelēz is expanding its Harmony program, the company’s sustainable wheat sourcing initiative, to cover 100 percent of its biscuit brands in the European Union by 2022 and Nestlé Waters certifying all of its sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025. Chr. Hansen and FMC Corporation announced a five-year extension of their collaboration to develop and commercialize natural solutions for the agricultural industry and Nestlé was named most effective food marketer for the third year running based on the Effie Effectiveness Index 2018. A team of students from the University of Nottingham, UK won the gold prize at Ecotrophelia UK with their spicy BBQ flavored savory snack. Starbucks announced that its chairman Howard Schultz,  is to step down later this month and Pavlos Photiades has been elected for the second term as The Brewers of Europe President.

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From TWOFI  01 March 2016

View From The Top: Alex Von Den Steinen, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Glanbia Global Ingredients

01 Mar 2016 --- Glanbia’s strategy is to respond to the global megatrends of nutrition as consumers focus on active, healthy lifestyles, seek protein and exert a powerful focus on where their food comes from. Recent ingredient breakthroughs include the role for Bioferrin Lactoferrin as an iron binding protein fraction from whey.

From TWOFI  05 August 2015

Opinion Edge – The Right Personal Nutrition Approach

05 Aug 2015 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on the trends that will drive the nutritionals market forward. What is the future for personalized nutrition and which condition specific nutrition areas are on-trend?

From TWOFI  30 March 2015

View From The Top: Jim Bergin, CEO, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland

30 Mar 2015 --- Glanbia Ingredients Ireland’s (GII) new hi-spec infant formula standard facility at Belview, is the single largest dairy investment in the history of the Irish State and the largest infrastructure investment by an indigenous company in Ireland since 1929.

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26 June 2017

New Concepts in Nutritional Delivery Systems

26 Jun 2017 --- Glanbia Nutritionals presented their micronutrient premixes at VitaFoods in a Crystal Bursts format designed for supplements. This new and exciting technology provides a unique system for the delivery of nutrient-rich supplement benefits to consumers with added functional advantages. Glanbia is presenting three different Crystal Bursts prototypes developed with specific consumer groups in mind, showcasing its vast knowledge of the market needs and customized solutions capabilities. Adults Energy Crystal, Kids Multi Crystal Bursts and Bioferrin Iron Crystal Bursts. Alina Slotnik tells FoodIngredientsFirst: “We have been looking for new ways to deliver health benefits and in consumer friendly form. We are the first company to showcase micronutrients in a Crystal Bursts format.”

01 February 2017

The Ongoing Trend Towards Gluten Free Products

01 Feb 2017 --- Glanbia Nutritionals put the spotlight on protein, gluten free and immune boosting ingredients for a range of applications at HiE 2016. Yves Vantomme of Glanbia Nutritionals believes that the gluten free trend still has legs. “The demand for gluten free products is still rising in Europe. Glanbia is offering a range of gluten free grains to meet that demand. Our muesli contains a fusion of all these grains, including flax, chia, our gluten free oat flakes and some dried fruits as well.”

01 June 2016

New Market Opportunities Within the Heart Health Platform

01 Jun 2016 --- Glanbia Nutritionals highlighted CardioTABS, a creative formulation which delivers the synergistic effects of their OmniMEGA and MenaQ7 ingredients. The only compressible omega 3 powder on the market, OmniMEGA is claimed to offer excellent stability and shelf life, along with reduced sensitivity to air and oxidation. It significantly minimizes the fishy reflux symptoms typically experienced with traditional omega 3 soft-gels, while offering equivalent absorption of EPA and DHA omega 3 fatty acids, proven to contribute to heart health. MenaQ7, a nature identical synthetic vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7), supports the targeted use of calcium in the body and activates the matrix GLA protein, which removes calcium from arterial walls, helping to maintain cardiovascular health.

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