COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Media OutReach – October 11, 2023 – Arla Foods Ingredients has upgraded its Porteña plant in Argentina to meet the growing demand for quality whey ingredients globally, particularly in Latin America. A notable improvement is a new drying tower, which increases the capacity of powdered whey permeate and paves the way for the production of infant-grade protein.
This expansion aligns with growing demand from Asia and Latin America. Introducing the tower will convert the permeate solids into dry ingredients, effectively doubling the capacity.
Once financial agreements are finalized, RELCO will lead construction of the tower, aiming for completion in 2026.
Henrik Andersen, CEO, said: “We have been operating in Argentina since 2000 and are pleased with the achievements of Arla Foods Ingredients SA, which enable our continued growth. This upgrade aligns with our strategy to meet the growing demand for quality whey products in Latin America and globally.”
The production of protein for infants requires compliance with strict global standards.* Arla’s Danmark Protein has a history of serving this sector. After the improvements, the Porteña facility meets these standards, with improved sanitation and operational processes. Collaborations with local dairies, which include training, also guarantee the quality of the materials.
Andersen added: “Our success in producing infant products in Latin America is due to unwavering dedication and partnerships with local dairies. »
Following improvements made in June, Arla plans to increase production of products for infants.
Arla Foods Ingredients supports the WHO recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for an infant’s first six months, followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate foods until the age of two years or older. of the.
*Codex Alimentarius Standard for Infant Formula and Formulas for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants
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