CHANNAHON, ILL. – IOI-Loders Croklaan has introduced Freedom IC500, a dairy fat replacer based on palm oil that has been shown to reduce manufacturing costs in frozen desserts. Palm oil has a less volatile raw material base relative to dairy fat while providing the functionality and eating qualities needed in the frozen dessert segment, according to IOI-Loders Croklaan.

“Food manufacturers are under intense pressure to reduce costs,” said Tim Surin, director of sales and marketing at IOI-Loders Croklaan, which has a U.S. office in Channahon. “In addition consumers continue to demand healthier products at no extra cost. Freedom IC500 provides a solution to both of these needs as it significantly reduces formulation cost by replacing higher cost commodities such as dairy fat or coconut oil.”