Tate & Lyle announces the publication of a gut health claim for PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre by FSANZ

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Melbourne, Australia - 31 March 2020 - Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global food and beverage ingredients and solutions provider, is pleased to announce that Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has published the health claim that “PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre supports a positive change in gut microbiota”. This benefit is now listed as a general level health claim, which means that food and drink manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand can include it on packaging for products containing PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre.

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Tate & Lyle has been able to scientifically prove this claim based on clinical data and rigorous scientific research, as required by FSANZ under its process of self-substantiation.

Thomas Teh, Nutrition Scientist, Tate & Lyle Asia Pacific, says: “PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre can be included in the diet, together with a variety of food sources such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, to improve gut health by supporting positive changes in gut microbiota. These changes are associated with better nutrient absorption and immune response in the human body.1,2 Given that only a small proportion of people globally get a sufficient amount of fibre in their diets, food and drinks containing PROMITOR® can help bridge the gap, enabling consumers to reach their daily recommended intake of dietary fibre.”

Consumer demand for great tasting, better-for-you food shows no sign of abating, as highlighted by the more than 300% increase in prebiotic claims for food and beverage products launched in Australia and New Zealand over the last five years.3

Paul Van Hees, Key Account Manager, Tate & Lyle ANZ, says: “Food and beverage manufacturers can enhance the health benefits of their products with PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre and promote this with an on-pack prebiotic claim that is appealing to consumers.”

In addition to the prebiotic effect, PROMITOR® provides other health benefits including improving glycaemic response and increased calcium absorption, which is important for bone health both in children and post-menopausal women. Manufacturers can be assured that PROMITOR® does not affect taste, has superior digestive tolerance compared with other fibres, especially inulin, and is easily incorporated into a variety of food products, including baked and extruded foods, dairy products, beverages, frozen foods and more.

Notes for Editors:
The daily recommended intake of dietary fibre is 25g per day for women and 30g per day for men in Australia and New Zealand. The 2011–2012 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS) found that the mean fibre intake per day in Australia was 21.1g for women and 24.8g for men.4


1. Whisner, C.M., Martin, B.R., Nakatsu, C.H., Story, J.A., MacDonald-Clarke, C.J., McCabe, L.D., McCabe, G.P., Weaver, C.M., “Soluble Corn Fiber Increases Calcium Absorption Associated with Shifts in the Gut Microbiome: A Randomized Dose-Response Trial in Free-Living Pubertal Females”, J Nutr., 2016, 146:1298-1306.
2. Costabile, A., Bergillos-Meca, T., Rasinkangas, P., Korpela, K., de Vos, W.M., Gibson, G.R., “Effects of Soluble Corn Fiber Alone or in Synbiotic Combination with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and the Pilus-Deficient Derivative GG-PB12 on Fecal Microbiota, Metabolism, and Markers of Immune Function: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study in Healthy Elderly (Saimes Study)”, Front Immunol, 2017, 8:1443.
3. Mintel GNPD, March 2020.
4. Fayet-Moore, F., Cassettari, T., Tuck, K., McConnell, A., Petocz, P., “Dietary Fibre Intake in Australia. Paper I: Associations with Demographic, Socio-Economic, and Anthropometric Factors”, Nutrients, 2018, 10:599.


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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.