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Valio Ltd

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Valio Ltd
Meijeritie 6
HELSINKI
00370
Finland
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+358 10381121




HEALTH CATEGORIES

aging; allergies/allergens; brain/mood health; children's nutrition; digestive health; general health and wellness; immune health; maternal and infant health; sports nutrition; sugar reduction


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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.

Products / Markets

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.  



Articles On Nutrition Insight
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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Infant formula innovation: Yali Bio leverages precision fermentation to introduce human breast milk fat from yeast

13 Feb 2024 --- Researchers at the food tech start-up Yali Bio, supported by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), have utilized precision fermentation to create a fat compound identical to... Read More

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Innovating infant formulas with premium ingredients for gut health and immunity

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15 Jan 2024 --- Having just received €12 million (US$13.2 million) in funding from the EU NextGenerationEU recovery instrument, Finnish biotech start-up Enifer can build the factory to produce... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Nutrition industry review 2023: Mega-mergers, ingredient innovations, future-proofing nutrition

12 Dec 2023 --- As we look forward to ringing in the new year, Nutrition Insight revisits some of the biggest news stories of 2023. From innovative “organ-on-a-chip” advancements to... Read More

FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

FiE 2023: Infant formula ingredients “grow up” into broader applications amid lower birth rates

12 Dec 2023 --- Staple infant nutrition ingredients like demineralized whey and galactooligosaccharide (GOS) fiber are finding fresh applications in food and beverages for the wider population,... Read More




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FiE: Valio’s Eila MPC-65 sets new standards for milk protein concentrates

16 Jan 2024 --- At FiE 2023, in Frankfurt, Germany, we sat down with Jarna Tanskanen, Valio’s business manager for powders, baby food and ice cream, about its Eila MPC-65 offering. We explore what makes it unique compared to other milk protein concentrates on the market, how it overcomes the grittiness present in many protein powders, its ease of digestibility and its many and varied application potentials. We also discuss what we can expect from the company in 2024.

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Dairy and plant-based functional F&B

14 Dec 2021 --- Valio is focusing on health and nutrition, unveiling better-for-you solutions like sugar reduction and protein enrichment. Timo Pajari explains how lactose-free Nutri F+ milk powder helps appeal to seniors in markets like Asia, where lactose intolerance is especially widespread. The company has also long maintained a presence in the plant-based market, with Pajari anticipating a growing interest in this area.

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Over 70 years of R&D in infant nutrition

15 Feb 2021 --- Anu Turpeinen, PhD, Nutrition research manager at Valio Ltd. The Finnish dairy Valio has over 70 years of experience in infant nutrition and science-driven innovation. The latest research focuses on harnessing Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM) and natural Oleic-Palmitic-Oleic Fatty Acid Structure (OPO). “Milk fat is a treasure chest of bioactive components with many benefits for infants,” Dr. Turpeinen explains.




Technical Papers
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MFGM is essential for children’s neurodevelopment, gastrointestinal health, and immune support

02 Oct 2023 --- This white paper explores the benefits of milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) for children’s cognitive development, immune function, and gut well-being. We hope it inspires you to create science-backed infant nutrition products.This Technical Paper is from Valio

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Phospholipids in milk show promise in enhancing child development

18 May 2020 --- In this research bulletin, Dr Anu Turpeinen explores clinical studies on baby formula rich in phospholipids. Fat globules in mammal milk are coated with a milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) consisting of complex lipids such as phospholipids. Phospholipids are naturally found in dairy fat and as part of MFGM have been associated with effects related to cognitive development and immune function in several scientific studies. Phospholipids can unlock business opportunities that include enhancing baby formula recipes, developing new products, or entering new markets.

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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.




Podcasts
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NewsBite Podcast (November 30-December 4): “FiE Connect 2020 spotlights milk protein innovation from Ingredia and Valio”

07 Dec 2020 --- This week’s NutritionInsight NewsBite podcast details Fi Europe Connect exhibitions in the dairy sector. Ingredia unveiled functional milk proteins for comfort snacking, while Valio revealed lactose-free milk protein for healthy aging. Additionally, FrieslandCampina Ingredients shared its views on how the gut-brain axis interacts with mood.Read MoreIngredia unveils functional milk proteins for health and comfort snackingValio reveals lactose-free milk protein for healthy aging at FiE Connect 2020Gut-brain axis holds major potential for mood NPD, flags FrieslandCampina Ingredients




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