FrieslandCampina introduces organic Vivinal GOS Syrup

8 May 2017

In response to increasing consumer demand for organic infant formula, FrieslandCampina DOMO is the first producer to globally introduce organic GOS syrup. This organic dairy ingredient is rich in non-digestible galacto-oligosaccharides, produced from organic-certified lactose using a proprietary enzymatic technology. Organic Vivinal GOS Syrup is an important addition to organic infant formula.

Erik Torringa, Product Group Manager Functional Carbohydrates at FrieslandCampina DOMO: ‘This product contributes to the strategy of FrieslandCampina Domo by providing valuable organic ingredients and bringing more diversification to the growing organic infant formula market.’ The product supports the growth of good bacteria, which help suppress the proliferation of harmful bacteria and maintain a healthy digestive system.1 2 )

The product contributes to growing consumer awareness of infant health and the importance of food security, animal welfare and environmental sustainability. These are also addressed in FrieslandCampina’s Foqus planet, its own unique quality and sustainability programme.

Organic Vivinal GOS Syrup is produced in infant formula-grade facilities and is delivered in 1200 kg IBCs. It is certified in accordance with EU and USDA NOP organic standards. Organic certification for the Chinese market is expected in early 2018.

FrieslandCampina DOMO offers a wide product range that includes GOS Syrup for wet-blend and GOS Powders for dry-blend applications in infant milk formula. The organic Vivinal GOS Syrup will be officially launched in the New Product Zone at Vitafoods Europe exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland from 9-11 May 2017.

1 Scholtens et al., 2008
2 Costalos et al., 2008