Sweet Green Fields Announces Extensive Range of Non-GMO Project Verified Stevia Ingredients

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Largest producer of Non-GMO Project Verified stevia solutions helps food and beverage manufacturers meet increasing consumer demand for simpler ingredients

(BELLINGHAM, WASH.) – July 31, 2017 – Sweet Green Fields (SGF), one of the largest, privately held, fully integrated global stevia ingredient companies, has achieved Non-GMO Project verification for 28 of its stevia ingredients, making it the largest producer of Non-GMO Project Verified stevia ingredients. The Non-GMO Project is one of the most trusted third-party verifications for non-GMO food and products in North America.

Greener Choices, the Food Safety and Sustainability Center at Consumer Reports, categorizes the Non-GMO Project Verified seal as “a highly meaningful label for consumers wishing to avoid GMO-derived ingredients in the foods they buy.”[i] Since 2010, the Product Verification Program has grown steadily, now representing more than 43,000 products and more than $19.2 billion in sales.[ii] SGF’s verified products are in compliance with the organization’s rigorous standards, which include ongoing testing of GMO risk ingredients, facility inspections and annual audits to ensure every input in the supply chain meets the highest quality standards for non-GMO products.

“Sweet Green Fields is committed to delivering innovative sweetening solutions that inspire and meet all types of lifestyles and health objectives,” said Mel Jackson, Chief Science Officer, Sweet Green Fields. “Receiving verification allows us to provide food and beverage manufacturers with more sweetening solutions to deliver on increasing consumer demand for non-GMO products.”

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The Non-GMO Project Verified products include SGF’s Optimizer Stevia™ range, Intesse™ and Omega Stevia along with its standard offerings of purified Rebaudiside A products and the Greenesse Stevia™ SG95 range.

 

In order to deliver on the increased demands for innovative non-nutritive sweetening solutions, SGF recently announced a partnership with Tate & Lyle PLC (‘Tate & Lyle’), a leading global provider of specialty food ingredients and solutions. This new partnership provides manufacturers with not only more sweetening solutions to choose from, but also Tate & Lyle’s decades of sweetener formulation expertise.

“We are delighted that Sweet Green Fields has received Non-GMO Project Verified status for their stevia ingredients,” said Abigail Storms, Vice President, Platform Management, Sweeteners, Tate & Lyle. “We continue to work closely with that organization to ensure we can offer manufacturers a wide range of solutions to meet consumer demand for cleaner labels and extraordinary taste in food and beverages.”

For a full list of verified stevia ingredients, visit http://nongmoproject.org. For more information on stevia ingredients from SGF and Tate & Lyle, visit http://tateandlyle.com.

 

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Sweet Green Fields

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About Sweet Green Fields

Sweet Green Fields USA LLC is one of the largest, privately held, fully integrated global stevia ingredient companies. It strives to provide natural sweetening solutions to inspire healthy living through its extraordinary tasting stevia products.

Sweet Green Fields was established in 2007 and started by providing standard stevia extracts to the food and beverage industry. Today these standardized extracts come as Non-GMO Project verified. In recent years Sweet Green Fields has created an innovative series of stevia extracts covering a wide range of customer application needs. Intesse™ stevia is specifically created to deliver a clean and smooth sweet taste especially at high concentration for food and beverages with deep sugar reduction goals. The Optimizer SteviaTM series is an ideal replacement for standardized stevia extracts, allowing for better taste, higher solubility and lower cost in use. Also on offer are various Reb-D containing stevia extracts including Dual and Omega, which are designed to meet particular customer preferences.

For more information, please visit https://sweetgreenfields.com/

About Tate & Lyle:
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, with operations in over 30 locations worldwide.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Speciality Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients, supported by our Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations groups. The Group's strategy is to become a leading global provider of Speciality Food Ingredients through a disciplined focus on growth, and by driving Bulk Ingredients for sustained cash generation to fuel this growth.

Speciality Food Ingredients consists of three platforms: Texturants, which includes speciality starches and stabilisers; Sweeteners, which comprises nutritive sweeteners and our range of no-calorie sweeteners including SPLENDA® Sucralose; and our Health and Wellness portfolio which includes speciality fibres and our salt-reduction offering. Additionally, our Food Systems business provides a wide variety of blended ingredient solutions.

Tate & Lyle Bulk Ingredients includes bulk sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants). Corn co-products from both divisions are primarily sold as animal feed.

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 2017, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visithttp://www.tateandlyle.com

SPLENDA® is a trademark of Heartland Consumer Products LLC.