USA – Cayuga Milk has partnered with Ingredia, a producer of milk powders, milk proteins, functional systems and innovative bioactives, to supply the later with non-GMO project verified ultra-filtered milk, MPC and MPI.

Non-GMO Project Verification stated that the non-GMO sector promises a good market and a bigger one in the near future given a 17% growth in retail sales across 13,000 different retails in 2017.

Ingredia, having seen new prospects in this area has partnered with Cayuga Milk to attract a number of Americans who prefer labels for food products that contain GMOs.

Cayuga Milk Ingredients received non-GMO Project Verification for all its range of grade A dairy ingredient.

The partnership allows the two companies to share the advantage of the increasing need for non-GMO certified food and beverage products for the global food and nutrition industries.

Ingredia offers three products, MPC 85%, MPI 90% and ultra-filtered milk, all non-GMO Project verified, though not organic.

“We are very excited about our new products and in the last couple weeks, the initial feedback has been very positive.

Currently, in the US dairy space, if a company wants their finished products to be non-GMO project verified, they need to source organic certified ingredients, which come with a premium organic price,” said Kate Sager, Marketing Manager for America at Ingredia.

PROMILK 852 has high protein content (not less than 85%) containing 80% micellar casein and 20% native whey in the same ratio as skim milk.

It can be used for protein enrichment, increasing dairy solids, and texture enhancement in yogurt, ice cream, beverages.

PRODIET 90 has a higher protein content of not less than 90%, low in carbohydrates, low lactose content, allowing formulation of products with low and reduced lactose content claims.

Rising awareness about the harmful effects of GMO food products is said that it will influence the Non-GMO foods market, forecasted to grow at CAGR of 16.23% from 2017-2021, according to Non-GMO Foods Market report.

This has seen manufacturers such as RawFusion, Clover Sonoma and ingredient manufacturer AFS assuring suppliers, brands and retailers of organic certified ingredients.