Meal replacement powders and shakes are becoming an increasingly popular way of substituting one's diet. They are a great way of achieving a full NRV in just a few servings, as well as extra ingredients like probiotics and prebiotics.
Brands use our expertise in powder blending and formulations to develop exclusive, effective and great tasting powders.
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There are two types of meal replacements. They are those that are presented as a replacement for the whole of the daily diet, or a product that is presented as a replacement for one or more meals of the daily diet.
- Energy per day will not be less than 3360kJ (800kcal) and not more than 5040kJ (1200kcal).
- Energy per serving will not be less than 840 kJ (200kcal) and not more than 1680kJ (400kcal).
- Protein content within the meal replacement will not make up less than 25% or more than 50% of the total energy of the product.
- Protein will not exceed 125g.
- Energy content of the fat will not exceed 30% of the total energy of the product.
- 1 g minimum of linoleic acid in the form of glycerides per serving.
- Dietary content of fibre will not be less than 10g and no more than 30g.
Vitamins and Minerals
- 100% of the values in the commission directive 96/8/EC
- No less than 500mg of Potassium per serving
Substituting one daily meal of an energy-restricted diet with a meal replacement contributes to the maintenance of weight after weight loss.
Substituting two daily meals of an energy-restricted diet with meal replacements contributes to weight loss.
The great thing about choosing us, is that you don't have to worry about the tight restrictions that are imposed on meal replacements. All you need is an idea and we'll do the rest.
We can help you achieve all the specification you want, including on pack nutrition claims including low fat, vegan, high fibre, natural flavour and low sugar.
We can also create the right flavour and texture for your product. Our favourites are chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
We can package in bulk, pouches, bottles and jars.