Arla Foods Ingredients (Basking Ridge, NJ) has received a sought-after ‘Honorable Mention’ in this year’s B.E.S.T in Baking awards, a program that rewards companies for their efforts in the area of sustainability.
Judges in the awards, which are run by the organizers of the IBIE trade show, recognized Arla Foods Ingredients for its market-leading Nutrilac® egg replacers. These offer a range of environmental gains in bakery applications – in addition to their many cost and performance-related benefits.
Nutrilac® egg replacers are manufactured from fractionated dairy proteins, offering a completely natural, high quality and effective alternative to eggs in baked products. When used to replace all, or a proportion, of the eggs in a recipe, they offer significant sustainability benefits:
Decreased energy consumption – Unlike liquid whole egg, Nutrilac® egg replacers do not require refrigeration, leading to reduced power usage
Lighter shipping loads – Nutrilac® egg replacers are used in lower dosages than real egg ingredients, cutting down on freight volumes
Reduced wastage – their longer shelf life means Nutrilac® egg replacers suffer no microbial spoilage, helping to minimize waste levels
Terese O’Neill, Regional Sales Manager at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “Nutrilac® egg replacers have established themselves as the best-performing egg replacers in the bakery sector. But what is less well known is that they can also help companies enhance their sustainability credentials and reach environmental targets in their CSR strategies. Gaining this ‘Honorable Mention’ in the B.E.S.T in Baking awards will help us communicate this added sustainability dimension – which complements the array of technical and functional benefits provided by our Nutrilac® egg replacers.”
IBIE takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 6-9 October 2013. Arla Foods Ingredients will exhibit on Booth 11532.
Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S is a 100% owned subsidiary of Arla Foods, a global dairy company and cooperative owned by dairy farmers from Danmark, Sweden, The UK, Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg..Arla Foods Ingredients develops proteins, derived from natural milk whey, for use in a wide range of nutritional applications. Arla Foods Ingredients operates in four business areas:Bakery, Functional Milk Proteins, Nutrition, Lactose & Permeate. For the bakery and the functional milk proteins business, Arla Foods Ingredients runs two main application centres, located in Argentina and Denmark. The centres are used for both research and product trials. Arla Foods Ingredients also produces a range of lactose products and permeate powder for food. At present, Arla Foods Ingredients have one plant in Denmark and a plant in Argentina. Arla Foods Ingredients have a 50% share in Biolac a plant in Germany and a joint venture company ArNoCo GmbH & Co. KG. with DMK.