IS MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (MPC) VEGAN?

As it is derived from milk, MPC is not vegan. However, dairy products are considered vegetarian. A vegan avoids all animal products, including eggs and dairy, while vegetarians tend to consume dairy products and eggs. Vegetarianism is usually a diet, while veganism is a lifestyle.

In processed cheese or cheese analog applications, which type of milk protein does MPC/MPI best replace?

IdaPro MPC/MPI is best used in processed cheese or analog cheese applications to replace caseinates. MPC/MPI can only be used to replace a percentage of rennet casein in those applications before changes in product texture or melt properties become significant. Almost every manufacturer should be able to replace one-third of their rennet casein requirement with…

What percentage of rennet casein can be replaced with MPC/MPI in processed cheese type applications? What happens if you replace too much? When replacing rennet casein does it have to be MPI-85?

The amount of rennet casein that can be replaced with MPC/MPI depends on the type of processed cheese application and the expertise of the manufacturer. In general, almost every manufacturer should be able to replace one-third of their rennet casein requirement with MPC/MPI without any noticeable changes in product quality. If one replaces too much…