Vitalus gets $3.5M federal funding for proprietary enzyme process

Converts milk by-products into a carbohydrate used as an additive used in health-related food products.

ABBOTSFORD,  BC — Vitalus Nutrition Inc, a manufacturer of dairy ingredients has received $3.5 million from the federal Western Economic Diversification Canada fund to commercialize its proprietary milk conversion process.

Vitalus, based in Abborsford, supplies customized dairy ingredients to the food, beverage and nutraceutical industries. Its enzymatic process converts milk by-products into a carbohydrate galacto-oligosacharides, an additive used in health-related food products, including infant formula.

Vitalus said Canadian dairy producers will use the VITAGOS product to optimize milk production, reduce waste disposal costs and create new higher value dairy products.

The project also received a $10 million repayable contribution through the federal AgriInnovation program.

Federal contributions will be matched by Vitalus.


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