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Infant Formula Grade Whey Protein Phospholipid Concentrate

Infant Formula (IF) Grade Whey Protein Phospholipid Concentrate (WPPC) Standard

v 1.0 | Effective 09/08/2023

Product Definition

Whey Protein Phospholipid Concentrate (WPPC) is a product obtained through the microfiltration of whey, which concentrates whey proteins and whey phospholipids.  WPPC for infant consumption complies with all provisions of the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Standard: Printable PDF
Parameter Units of Measure Limits
Protein % w/w, dry basis 50.0 minimum
Milkfat % 12.0 minimum
Total phospholipids % 4.0 minimum
Total moisture % w/w 6.0 maximum
Ash (phosphated) % w/w 8.0 maximum
Other Characteristics
Physico-chemical Properties
Parameter Units of Measure Limits
Scorched particles mg/25g 15.0 maximum
pH -- 5.70 - 7.50
Tin (Sn) mg/kg 10.00 maximum
Arsenic (As) mg/kg 0.10 maximum
Lead (Pb) mg/kg 0.05 maximum
Mercury (Hg) mg/kg 0.05 maximum
Cadmium (Cd) mg/kg 0.05 maximum
Nitrites mg/kg 2 maximum
Nitrates mg/kg 100 maximum
Color visual white to cream colored
Flavor and odor sensory bland, neutral dairy flavor and odor; free from offensive flavors and odors
Microbiological Analysis
Parameter Units of Measure Limits
Standard plate count CFU/g 10,000 maximum
Yeast and mold CFU/g 50 maximum
Coliforms (1) CFU/g 10 maximum
Enterobacteriaceae (1) CFU/g 10 maximum
Salmonella CFU/25g not detected
Staphylococcus (coagulase positive) CFU/g not detected
Bacillus cereus CFU/g 100 maximum
Clostridia (sulfite-reducing) CFU/g 100 maximum

(1) The food industry is trending toward Enterobacteriaceae (“EB”) as the most commonly used category of indicator organisms for gauging general process sanitation.  For compliance to this Standard, either coliforms and/or EB shall be utilized, at the discretion of the manufacturer.

Permissible Additives

Whey Protein Phospholipid Concentrate may be pH adjusted with an appropriate mineral or organic acid or base.  Any pH adjustment agent used for this purpose shall be food grade and shall be used in accordance with U.S. current Good Manufacturing Practices and in accordance with its GRAS status, where applicable.

Methods of Analysis
Parameter Reference Method
Protein AOAC 991.20 (N x 6.38)
Milkfat AOAC 989.05
Total phospholipids HPLC
Moisture AOAC 925.45
Ash AOAC 942.05
Scorched particles ADPI
Heavy metals ICP-AES
Microbiological tests FDA BAM
Product Labeling

Recommended identifications:  Whey Protein Phospholipid Concentrate

Alternative identifications:  High Fat Whey Protein Concentrate

Infant Grade WPPC is specifically suited for use as a functional and nutritive ingredient in infant formula manufacture.

Product should be stored, shipped, and utilized according to the manufacturer’s established recommendations.  As guidance, product should be stored and shipped in a cool, dry environment with temperature below 80°F and relative humidity below 65%.  Stocks should be rotated and utilized in accordance with the manufacturer’s established date of expiration or retest.

Multiwall kraft bags with polyolefin inner liner, or other suitable closed containers (e.g., totes) are typical.

Additional Resources

Additional resources including the Dried Dairy Ingredients Handbook and more are available for ADPI members. Click the button to log-in to access these resources.

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