Collaboration with INRA
In conjunction with INRA (France's national institute for agronomic research), Laiterie de Montaigu has developed a software system, SD²P (APP filing number: IDDN.FR.001.480002.000.R.P.2005.000.30100) to model spray-drying parameters for a solution, taking into account interactions between the water and the constituent of the formula.
Having devoted the past 15 years to developing considerable resources for managing the critical operation of spray-drying solutions, Laiterie de Montaigu has now embarked on a new research programme aimed at managing nutritional quality. The purpose of the programme, which encompasses a number of different fields and partners (ingredients, technologies, nutritionists, etc.), is to manage and measure the nutritional quality of manufactured foods with the aim of maximising nutrient quality through a scientific understanding of the technologies used in food production. This programme is yet another striking illustration of the company's determined pursuit of ever greater food quality.