Milk Specialties Global, one of the nation’s largest providers of high-quality milk and whey proteins, achieved Milk Protein Concentrate production on February 14, 2013, in their latest expansion, in Visalia, Calif.
David Lenzmeier, CEO, stated, “Tulare County, Calif., is one of the largest milk producing counties in the U.S. The ability to produce Milk Protein Concentrates in this county allows us to take full advantage of a fresh, local supply of milk, providing the highest quality Grade A, rBGH-free Milk Protein Concentrates to our customers. We are really excited to be able to meet our customers’ growing needs, and I would like to send my deepest appreciation to our MSG family for all of their hard work in getting our fifth food grade facility up and running.”
The Milk Protein Concentrate market is expanding in the areas of sports nutrition, for sustained release and functional foods, for protein fortification. Major growth categories include: ready-to-drink nutritional beverages, Greek yogurt, sports nutrition powders, processed cheeses and chocolates and candy.
Suvash Kafley, director of research and development, says, “With the growing demand of milk proteins and micellar casein, we have dedicated our Visalia facility to Milk Proteins Concentrate and Isolate production. We will also be making native micellar caseins and low-grit micellar caseins, as well as caseinate replacers for creamer applications. The plant can produce high quality liquid or powder milk protein concentrates and isolates in less than 24 hours, allowing us to provide an estimated 1 million pounds each month, of milk protein concentrates and milk protein isolates to the market place, in order to meet current demand.”