Etenia getting its own factory

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted by jwlbrace in avebe - (0 Comments)

source: AVEBE.com

Demand for Etenia is strong. This potato starch derivative is now being produced at the food processing plant in Ter Apelkanaal, using a line on which also other starch derivatives are produced. Due to the growing demand for this innovative product, there was no longer efficient room, so a solution was needed. It was found in the expansion of the former Minerale-Lactaten-Fabriek (MILP), a few steps away, on the same production location.

Etenia is used in foods for example as a gelatine substitute. It makes yoghurt creamy, but can also be used to make wine gums. It is entirely vegetable-based. There is strong demand for this innovative product. Avebe has responded to this by setting up a new production line in the former MILP in Ter Apelkanaal. Anton Venema, project manager of the Etenia MILP expansion: ‘The MILP wasn’t being used much anymore and is already equipped with a spray drier, which will now become part of Etenia’s production line.’

The conversion of the production location started in March 2017. Mr Venema: ‘The first step was to take out the old equipment, and now the new production line is being built. Because it is based on an existing factory situation, we call this a ‘brown field project’. This is as opposed to a ‘green field project’, in which everything is built from scratch. Brown field projects are trickier because they involve more challenges. You have to make sure that everything connects up properly. It’s precisely those challenges that make the project so enjoyable. We’ve made good progress up to now. We expect to have the production line ready on a short notice.

While health and nutrition is top of mind for dairy consumers nowadays, taste remains the key driver. When it comes to boosting creaminess and texture in yoghurts, increasing fat and protein levels are commonly used.

With ETENIA™ QS, the latest extension of AVEBE’s innovative E-number-free ETENIA™-range, it is now possible to produce cost-optimized yoghurts with remarkable creamy texture, as well as shiny and smooth appearance!

ETENIA™ QS is the clean label solution for dairy products that offers a clean taste profile, and is Kosher and Halal certified. ETENIA™ QS has been designed to fit existing processes and meets shelf-life requirements for yoghurts. ETENIA™ QS is stable at low-pH and resists shear and heat.

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Avebe has added extra applications for its Etenia™ potato starch range, this time to enable lower levels of fat in cream cheese and ice-cream.

Etenia™  is said to have applications both in terms of fat replacement but also for hydrocolloid (guar gum, locust bean) substitutes in cream cheese and ice-cream.

“We are getting close to 0% fat reduction levels for cream cheese with Etenia,” explained Cindy Semeijn AVEBE’s Market Manager.  She added that hydrocolloid replacement with Etenia starches ensures dairy brand owners can appeal to increasing clean label demands, as they don’t have to add E-Numbers to the ingredients list.

In the EU Etenia™ can be labelled simply as ‘starch’.

Further Information:

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Food Navigator Article by Jane Byrne on Food Navigator.com – direct link

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Yes, you can literally have you cake and eat it!

– low fat cakes
– clean label (no E Number) solution
– cost effective- replace fat with water
– Gluten free baking potential

This post will describe how a baker can replace fat by up to 30% in a standard cake recipe whilst maintaining the same batter viscosity using Etenia™ Legato™ potato starch.

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