Soy & Milk Protein Ingredients Manufacturers Focus on Product Innovation

Published Date : Jan 07, 2016

The various health benefits offered by soy and milk protein ingredients have propelled the growth of the global soy and milk protein ingredients market. Growing consumer awareness of the adverse effects of animal proteins has further contributed to the increasing usage of soy and milk protein ingredients. However, genetically modified soy and pea proteins are expected to hamper the growth of the market in the near future. Soy protein isolates, soy protein hydrosylates, soy protein concentrates, soy flours, and others are the key product types in the soy protein ingredients market. Milk protein ingredients include skimmed milk powder, whey protein concentrates, whey protein isolates, whey protein hydrosylates, milk protein concentrates and isolates, casein/ caseinates, and others. The demand for soy protein isolates and casein is expected to surge in the coming years.

Soy and milk protein ingredients manufacturers are focussing on innovations to challenge the dairy industry standards. For example, DuPont has come up with a concept to blend soy, whey, and milk proteins. At the International Dairy Show 2015 in Chicago, organized by the International Dairy Foods Association, the company revealed its Muscle Builder 26 concept that is a blend of soy protein, whey protein, and skimmed milk or casein protein. According to DuPont, the blended protein product gets rapidly absorbed in the body and allows for muscle repair over a span of four to five hours. 

However, it is important for the manufacturers to clearly mention the milk and soy ingredients in their products as the two are major food allergens. Last month, American Pure Whey had to recall two of its products- 100% Pure Whey Protein Isolate and 100% Pure Whey Protein Matrix due to undeclared milk and soy contents. Anyone who is lactose intolerant or allergic to soy might have a serious allergic reaction after consuming these products. Though no illnesses have been reported, the company has recalled the products.