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Industrial Grade Lactose
Industrial grade lactose describes a range of lactose products used in feed, fermentation and technical applications. Feed grade lactose is produced from deproteinized whey that is evaporated, crystallized and dried. The finished dry product contains more than 98% (w/w) lactose.
|Lactose (minimum) **||98.0%***|
*Please consult your U.S. Supplier for detailed product specifications
**Includes bound water (includes all forms such as monohydrate)
***Includes all forms such as monohydrate
Physical and Chemical Characteristics
|Typical Microbiological Analysis:|
|Standard plate count||<50,000/g|
|Coliform count||100/g (maximum)|
|Appearance||Crystalline, free-flowing powder|
|Solution||Slightly turbid, slight yellow, slight whey aroma|
Typical recommendations are to store and ship in a cool, dry environment at temperatures less than 27ºC and relative humidity less than 65%. Check with your suppliers for actual storage and specification requirements as they vary.