Tate & Lyle expands its Mexico City food application laboratory

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Mexico City, Mexico: Tate & Lyle PLC (‘Tate & Lyle’), a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, is pleased to announce the completion of a major expansion of its food application laboratory and customer-facing facilities in Mexico City, to help manufacturers develop products that meet increasing consumer preferences for healthier, tastier food and beverages.

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The newly located and expanded laboratory, with its pilot-scale capabilities and on-site application expertise, will enable manufacturers to design, trial and benchmark different recipe formulations across a range of categories including dairy, beverage, bakery, and soups, sauces and dressings. Other services range from ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) used for sterilisation, to physico-chemical analysis, which helps manufacturers to understand how ingredients and processes affect their finished products. The new lab is part of a regional network of five Tate & Lyle labs located in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Tate & Lyle’s range of ingredients and solutions available to local manufacturers is also expanding. A recent addition, DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose – a rare sugar and calorie reduction solution, delivering sweetness and sucrose (table sugar) functionality without the calories – is now available for use by manufacturers of all food and beverage types in Mexico.

Oswaldo Nardinelli, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Speciality Food Ingredients, Latin America, Tate & Lyle, said:

“Increasing consumer demand for healthier food and drink is driving more manufacturers in Latin America to turn to Tate & Lyle for help in lowering calories, sugar and fat. Last year, product launches with a health and wellness claim increased by 32%*. Working together with our customers, we are developing thousands of great tasting ‘better for you’ products each year for consumers in Mexico and across Latin America.

Renata Cassar, Senior Research Scientist, Latin America, Tate & Lyle, said:

“There is an urgent need in Mexico and Latin America for more food and beverage options that can support healthier diets and lifestyles. The dual challenge of over and undernutrition in the region means that manufacturers are increasingly seeking solutions which cut calories, fat and sugar, and enrich products. Although the need and demand for healthier options is clear, we know that consumers will not compromise on taste and it’s this challenge – making healthy food tastier, and tasty food healthier – that our food scientists and application experts are helping food businesses overcome.”

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* Source: Innova Market Insights, March 2018

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About Allulose:

Allulose is a rare sugar and calorie reduction solution, delivering sweetness and sucrose functionality without the calories.

  • It exists in small quantities in nature and can be found in foods like figs, raisins, maple syrup and molasses.
  • It provides the taste and functional properties of sugar without all the calories.
  • It provides synergy with sweeteners such as stevia and sucralose.
  • 70% of the sweetness of sucrose.

     

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    About Tate & Lyle: 
    Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

    Through our expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

    We have around 4,400 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

    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 2021, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedin or Facebook.