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.

Mexico City Scientist (medium)

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

Media contact:

Anna Taylor
Corporate PR Manager
+44 7766361515
mediarelations@tateandlyle.com

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.

     

    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.