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DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements

Lactose free dairy

Just because 70% of the world’s (growing) population is lactose intolerant, it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products.

Lactose intolerance refers to gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, cramp, gas and diarrhoea, caused by undigested lactose in the large intestine. As a neutral lactase enzyme, Maxilact®’s ability to split lactose into glucose and galactose completely eliminates this discomfort.

The leading lactase producer

Although now more widely diagnosed, lactose intolerance isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s a problem we’ve been helping dairy producers tackle for over 50 years now, catapulting us into the position of the world’s largest and most experienced lactase producer.

Today, Maxilact® is also used to reduce the sugar content in dairy products by up to 20%, with absolutely no compromise on the desired sweet, natural flavor.

The clean taste expert

Our bright science has found a way to remove the impurities in Lactase which cause an off-flavor in lactose free products. The outcome is delicious, naturally sweet tasting products that have customers (both tolerant and intolerant) coming back for more.




Innovative solutions across the entire milk chain.


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Flexible culture solutions that move yogurt into the future.



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Our lactose-free portfolio for milk, ice cream, whey drinks, yogurt.