Patent Number: 6,200,609

Title: Process for obtaining a dehydrated food composition containing live probiotic lactic acid bacteria

Abstract: A food composition containing live probiotic lactic acid bacteria is prepared by spraying a food composition containing water from one nozzle and spraying a probiotic lactic acid bacteria culture from a second nozzle into a device into which heated air is introduced for evaporating water from compositions sprayed into the device to dehydrate the compositions for obtaining a dehydrated product from the device and so that the dehydrated product recovered contains live probiotic lactic acid bacteria.

Inventors: Meister; Niklaus (Grosshoechstetten, CH), Sutter; Andreas (Le Mont-S/Lausanne, CH), Vikas; Martin (Konolfingen, CH)

Assignee: Nestec S.A.

International Classification: A23C 1/04 (20060101); A23C 1/00 (20060101); A23C 11/00 (20060101); A23C 9/123 (20060101); A23C 9/12 (20060101); A23C 11/10 (20060101); A23L 1/03 (20060101); A23C 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 03/13/2018