Artistic interpretation of a lactose crystal


Choosing the right lactose for specific applications
With a purity of 99%, our lactose is an ideal carbohydrate for use in the manufacture of infant formula, where the composition of the final product is subject to detailed control.

Food safety and powder quality are top priorities when choosing the right lactose for a variety of food products and lactose derivatives.

With our lactose range, we aim to meet your demands for specific applications.

  • Premium lactose
  • Lactose

All our lactose products are Kosher and Halal and have uniform powder properties across our production sites. They are available as unmilled, mesh 100 and mesh 200. Our packaging material is designed to preserve the excellent powder properties and food safety of our lactose throughout its 24-month shelf life.

Premium lactose for infant formula and other food applications
Our premium lactose products target infant formula and other food applications that place the highest demands on microbiological food safety. Free from annatto and bleaching agents, they exceed the strictest international standards and is suitable for dry blend. Dry blending infant formula with our premium lactose improves your flexibility and efficiency and can potentially increase your production capacity by up to 25%.

Premium lactose is also an ideal raw material for further processing into lactose derivatives, such as lactulose and GOS. It is an important fermentation substrate for the development of bacterial cultures used in yoghurt and cheese production.

Lactose - the right choice for less-sensitive food applications
Our standard lactose is a high-quality choice for less sensitive food applications, such as confectionery, bakery and dairy products.
We guarantee a stable powder quality throughout the year and our uniform powder properties will ensure easy handling. 

Capacity guaranteed
We pride ourselves on having full traceability and control over our sourcing materials as well as guaranteeing stable and reliable supply through large production volumes. To ensure a reliable and steady supply, we have state-of-the-art production facilities. 

Leading image: Artistic interpretation of a lactose crystal.

Arla Foods Ingredients supports the WHO recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two or beyond in combination with nutritionally appropriate complementary foods.

Download our Pediatric nutrition ingredients list here


  • Infant formula
  • Food products, including confectionery, bakery, dairy, powder soups and sauces, hot beverages
  • Lactose derivatives, including lactulose and GOS
  • Bacterial strain fermentation


  • Increased microbiological food safety
  • Excellent powder quality
  • Improved production capacity by dry blending 


From April 2015, Lactose is sold through the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) online auction platform as part of our bid to become the world’s leading lactose supplier.

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