First Choice Ingredients Opens New Spray Drying Pilot Plant
Lead time for clean label dairy powders can now be reduced by up to 75%
With the addition and certification of First Choice Ingredients’ new Spray Drying Pilot Plant, customers can now have smaller quantities of clean‐label dairy concentrates in days rather than months.
“From a few pounds of organic butter to a few hundred pounds of sharp cheddar, we now have a solution to help speed up our customers’ scale‐ups,” said Roger Mullins, Senior Vice President. “Everything today is faster, faster, faster. Now we can deliver our clean label cheese and dairy powders quicker than ever. We’re finding that entrepreneurial‐minded companies really appreciate the responsiveness.”
The new unit includes state‐of‐the‐art safety features which meet the latest NFPA guidelines, which means FCI’s expansive dry product line, including Organic, Kosher, rBST‐Free and Non‐GMO Project Verified variations, is now available for scale‐ups quickly. That includes popular concentrates like brown butter, cave‐aged blue cheese, sweet cream and FCI’s new toasted cheese offerings.
“In today’s world, nobody wants to wait. Speed to market matters. Our new offering means we can put hundreds of clean label dairy concentrates in the hands of R&D, chefs and food scientists quickly. Our customers love it because they know their launch can be right around the corner,” said Mullins.