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VITAGOS™ Official Plant Opening in Abbotsford

ABBOTSFORD, BC (March 22, 2018)

Vitalus Nutrition Inc. hosted an open house on March 16th, 2018 celebrating the expansion of the facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia and officially launching the VITAGOS™ product line with government and industry representatives touring the state-of-the-art VITAGOS™ production plant.

Vitalus Nutrition Inc. is an international supplier of speciality dairy ingredients for functional food applications created in collaboration with top-tier brands. As a leader in dairy component innovation, VITAGOS™ is the first Galacto- oligosaccharides (GOS) to be produced in the Americas.

Vitalus Nutrition Inc. has received the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) “No Questions Letter” from US FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, for the GRAS notification GRN 721 for its product VITAGOS™ – Galacto-oligosaccharide syrup.  VITAGOS™ is accepted as GRAS for its intended uses in the USA. This achievement of GRAS status is a significant step in proving the safety and efficacy of this product for its intended uses.


“Our investment in the expansion of our Abbotsford facility and the completion of the VITAGOS™ plant supports our continued quest to transform Canadian milk into innovative high quality dairy ingredients that are satisfying consumer demands for healthy, nutritional food products.”

Philip Vanderpol, President & CEO, Vitalus Nutrition Inc.

  • Vitalus is the first manufacturer in the Americas of Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)
  • VITAGOS™ is a technical ingredient with functional benefits to a wide variety of food and beverage applications

Vitalus Nutrition Inc. is a leading supplier of sophisticated, customized dairy ingredients for the world’s food, beverage and nutraceutical industries. Through our advanced facilities and FSSC 22000 certified processing plant, we process milk into various dairy ingredients that are superior in quality, nutritional value and functionality. Our products including MPC 85, MPI 90 and VITAGOS™ an ingredient rich in Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), are used in applications such as sports drinks, nutritional beverages, meal replacements, weight management products, functional foods, infant foods and more.


Elena Middlemass
Manager, Corporate Services
Vitalus Nutrition Inc.
3911 Mt. Lehman Road
Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W5
(604) 857-4526