BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) - Tillamook Cheese has completed a 65,000-square-foot expansion of its cheese-making facility at the Port of Morrow to process both lactose powder and a dried whey protein concentrate.
Whey and lactose are natural byproducts of cheese production.
Whey protein has become an increasingly popular dietary supplement, especially for building muscle. Lactose extracted from whey can also be used in baby formula and other products.
Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info