On May 15, China published anofficial safety and quality standardfor using permeate powders in food processing, signifying that its market is ready to accept imports of the ingredient. The development is a result of a recent trade agreement with the U.S., according to the press release, but the standard applies globally.
Whey permeate is a milk solid with around 80% lactose content. The press release notes that it is a cost-effective replacement for skimmed milk powder, lactose, and sweet whey powder. The release cites Innova, which found that the number of new products containing whey permeate has gone from 169 in 2015 to 387 in 2019.