The dry ingredients division of French dairy cooperative Laïta, EPI Ingredients, has announced that their industrial facility located in Ancenis, France, has now been certified by Orthodox Union Kosher certification service, allowing them to now present to their customers fermented powders that are both Kosher and Halal certified.
Leveraging decades of expertise in the transformation of milk, the company was able to fine-tune a unique manufacturing process allowing them to dry blends of milk and live cultures, keeping the cultures alive throughout the process and into the finished powder.
The resulting range of premium fermented powders (yoghurt powder, quark powder and fermented milk powder) is the perfect fit for new developments carrying the healthful halo of yoghurt, delivering the same live cultures and nutrition as their traditional counterparts, but without some of the hurdles of fresh yoghurt.
They are also naturally perfectly adapted to regions where harsh climate conditions might hinder milk production or pose a challenge when it comes to preserving fresh milk or refrigerated products.
“With our Epilac-fermented powders, we can support manufacturers in the development of products designed to cater to consumers who are always pressed for time and looking for convenient, on-the-go snack options that are both healthy and indulgent,” said Mathieu Lucot, marketing manager, Epi Ingredients.