Pulp Performance: Tate & Lyle Launches PULPIZ™ Pulp Extender, Delivers Key Replacement Advantages in Unpredictable Fruit Pulp Market

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(LONDON) – 28 October 2013 – Tate & Lyle, a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, introduces PULPIZ™ Pulp Extender, an easy-to-use modified starch that brings exceptional pulp like texture - even after processing - and in formulations with low tomato paste content. Tate & Lyle demonstrated PULPIZ™ can replace at least 25% of tomato paste in certain applications, delivering an innovative ingredient solution that can significantly reduce production costs in tomato-based soups and sauces without compromising taste or texture.

“Tate & Lyle leveraged its extensive starch expertise to develop PULPIZ™ and give our customers the ability to do more with less while maintaining taste, texture and meeting production goals,” said Werner Barbosa, Global Platform Leader Texturants at Tate & Lyle. “Because PULPIZ™ can be easily incorporated into typical manufacturing processes, it offers an innovative and effective solution for manufacturers dealing with rising recipe costs and the volatility of the tomato paste market,” said Barbosa.

“The PULPIZ™ technology allows the product to hydrate rapidly, but still retain its particulate nature through harsh processing conditions, such as retort. This ensures the product’s pulpy texture will be retained regardless of the application” said James Smoot, Sr. Research Scientist. A Tate & Lyle descriptive panel found that pasta sauce incorporating PULPIZ™ Pulp Extender and 25% less tomato paste had the same pulpiness, tomato flavour intensity, viscosity and visual appeal than an all tomato sauce.

PULPIZ™ Pulp Extender can be used to partially substitute tomato paste or add pulpiness in convenience applications, including soups (both Ready-To-Eat or dry mixes), pasta and barbecue sauces.

PULPIZ™ Pulp Extender will be manufactured in both Europe and the US and will be available to our customers globally.


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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2020, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.9 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.