Valio Ltd., a Finnish dairy and food company, has selected US based Univar Solutions, a global chemical and ingredient distributor, to distribute its Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders to create new opportunities in the food industry across a number of European countries.
The product range will allow food manufacturers in the region to deliver new recipes that satisfy the growing consumer trend around lactose free products.
With this exclusive agreement, Univar Solutions and Valio are well-positioned to meet the needs of manufacturers of confectionery, ice cream, dairy, bakery, ready meal, special nutrition and other products, who are seeking innovative lactose free solutions.
Products made with Valio Eila® lactose free ingredients provide a number of benefits, including aiding in digestive comfort while providing nutritional value. In addition, they offer natural sugar reduction and protein enrichment. These ingredients offer lactose intolerant individuals the opportunity to enjoy dairy based products without unpleasant symptoms caused by indigestion.
Countries included in the distribution partnership include: Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Greece.