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Valio Ltd

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Valio Ltd
Meijeritie 6
HELSINKI
00370
Finland


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Valio is a leading Finnish food company offering pure natural dairy ingredients for the food and nutrition industry. We serve customers globally with solutions to all age groups from babies to elderly people. Our solutions, expertise and ingredients can be used in various applications. With over 110 years of experience and Nobel Prize winning innovation, we help you meet the market demand of natural food, as well the business objectives of the modern food industry.

Valio has net sales of EUR 1.78 billion and is Finland’s biggest food exporter. Valio products are found in some 60 countries and account for 25 % of Finland’s total food exports. The company holds 350 patents in 50 countries. Valio seeks strong growth in international markets and has subsidiaries in Russia, Sweden, the Baltics, USA and China.

We serve customers globally with solutions to all age groups from babies to elderly people.  Our solutions, expertise and ingredients can be used in various applications.  With over 110 years of experience and Nobel prize winning innovation, we help you meet the market demand of natural and sustainable food, as well the business objectives of the modern food industry.

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Valio is offering high-quality dairy ingredients like milk and base powders, butter and cheese for the global food industry. We are world's leading expert in lactose free business. The secret behind our products is fresh Finnish milk, pure and clean from our own dairy farmers. The use of genetically modified GMO (Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 and No 1830/2003) feed is not permitted in Valio. Our commitment to quality carries through our entire quality chain, and we conform to international standards in all our operations.  



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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

Sustainable and organic values: Plant-based proteins, cultivated meat and developing dairy

16 Dec 2020 --- The events of 2020 and the on-going COVID-19 pandemic continue to push demand for organic and sustainable foods. Sustainability and eating healthy foods were key drivers for NPD... Read More

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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

“Label literacy:” Kemin highlights curbing oxidation with naturality

15 Jun 2020 --- Kemin Industries explores alternative solutions to synthetic ingredients for preventing the loss of color and flavor while extending shelf life. The US-based food safety solutions... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

“Limited only by imagination”: Umami applications aid salt reformulation naturally, says KHNI

26 Sep 2019 --- Umami could be key in salt reformulation and clean label efforts, as well as in creating more appealing senior nutrition diets. This is according to a white paper from Kerry Health... Read More

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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

Weekly Roundup: Bayn receives ISO certification, Blue Diamond Growers recognized for food safety

03 May 2019 --- This week, Bayn Europe AB revealed that it had passed ISO 9001:2015 certification and Blue Diamond Growers celebrated the recognition of their plant as “Plant of the... Read More

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BUSINESS NEWS

A “no deal” Brexit: European Dairy Association exec warns of “catastrophic” repercussions for highly integrated sector

11 Jan 2019 --- The Secretary General of the European Dairy Association has warned of the “catastrophic” impact that an increasingly likely “no deal” Brexit scenario would... Read More




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Using milk and oat based proteins in plant-based markets

15 Nov 2018 --- Finnish-based dairy company, Valio, presented their latest food innovations and tailor-made ingredients solutions – including Valio MiFU, a new, milk-based alternative to meat. "Valio is addressing key industry food trends including vegetarianism and flexitarianism and creates solutions that manufacturers globally can adapt to local market needs," Timo Pajari tells FoodIngredientsFirst at SIAL last month. Valio’s products and food ingredients satisfy the demand for high quality, high protein and lactose-free dairy. The company also presented their new concepts in vegan dairy, using oat and vegetable proteins. 

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The launch of new lactose-free dairy options

19 Apr 2018 --- Valio is launching a new line of lactose-free yogurt to the Spanish market. Speaking to FoodIngredientsFirst, during Alimetaria 2018, in Barcelona, Anette Almi, said: “In Spain, we are moving into the lactose-free dairy market. We see more and more that consumers in Spain are conscious about lactose-free dairy. They don't want vegan products they do want dairy but without the lactose. At Valio, we are the expert in lactose-free dairy and now it is growing and there is a much bigger focus on the technology behind it. Protein has been developing a lot too, Spain is about five years behind the Nordic market, so we are targeting two things at once with some of our new Spanish launches - protein and lactose-free.

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Trends pushing everyday health and wellness R&D innovation

16 Oct 2017 --- Global food ingredients manufacturer Valio will showcase the latest developments in its tailor-made solutions for food ingredients customers during Anuga, created in response to growing demand for innovative solutions. The company, which provides dairy from Finland, supplies to some of the world’s biggest producers in 60 markets. Its solutions range from lactose-free and baby food to ingredients for the pet food and health supplements industry.

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A New Sodium Reduction Solution for Dairy Products

18 Nov 2016 --- Valio Oivariini has launched a lower salt blended spread which contains 50% less salt than ordinary spreads. The product was selected for the low sodium recipe, which is based on potassium and other ingredients. Valio cheese with 50% less salt was also launched in Finland under Polar brand in May 2016. Valio Polar is presented in 270g packs of cheese slices and is made with Valsa salt, which contains 80% less sodium than ordinary salt and is rich in iodine. Kimmo Luoma of Valio briefly explains the technology for both the cheese and spreadable butter. “There is a global issue in that the sodium intake is too high and we have therefore developed a unique way to reduce the sodium level in our products like spreadable butter and cheese. It is based on milk minerals like potassium, where we replace sodium,” he says. 

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The Rise of Lactose Free Products

08 Jan 2014 --- Laura Enbom of Valio on the rise of lactose free products. Where are the market opportunities?




Technical Papers
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Impact of dietary phospholipids in aging people’s nutrition

11 Nov 2019 --- Research bulletin by Dr Anu Turpeinen. Aging adults want to invest in food products that help them maintain their physical activity and cognitive functions. Phospholipids naturally found in dairy fat have been associated with improved brain health in several scientific studies. Valio Eila™ NUTRI F+ lactose free formulated milk protein powder contains phospholipids in addition to B vitamins and iodine and fulfills all key nutritional needs of the elderly.




Articles On The World of Food Ingredients
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THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

Future Dairy Challenges

30 Oct 2018 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends in the dairy ingredients space. How big is the challenge faced by the dairy alternatives market?




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