Tate & Lyle Fiber Portfolio Confirmed as a Source of Fiber under FDA’s New Definition

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PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber and STA-LITE® Polydextrose join PromOat® Beta Glucan 
as fibers under new definition.

(CHICAGO, USA), 14 June 2018 – Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food ingredients and solutions, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that Tate & Lyle’s PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber (a resistant maltodextrin), and STA-LITE® Polydextrose have been included under its new definition of dietary fiber. 

In May 2016, the FDA announced a new regulatory definition for dietary fiber, and stated that to be considered a source of fiber, isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates must have a demonstrated physiological health benefit.  Tate & Lyle’s PromOat® Beta Glucan immediately qualified under this new definition because of a pre-existing FDA authorized health claim for oat beta glucan. With the additional approvals of PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber and STA-LITE® Polydextrose on June 13th, Tate & Lyle’s full fiber portfolio is accepted under the FDA’s new fiber definition and is further proof that Tate & Lyle’s soluble fibers provide a number of different health benefits to consumers alongside functional benefits to manufacturers. 
“Tate & Lyle continues to make significant investments in innovation and research to develop healthier and tastier solutions for food and beverage manufacturers and their consumers,” said Andrew Taylor, President ICD, Tate & Lyle. “Due to extensive clinical research on our fibers of their proven physiological benefits, we were confident that our fibers would meet the new requirements, and are delighted that this has now been confirmed by the FDA.”

PromOat® Beta Glucan

PromOat® Beta Glucan helps maintain blood cholesterol levels that are in the healthy range, and promotes healthy glycemic response.  Its superior solubility makes it easy to incorporate into specific beverage applications without grittiness. PromOat® Beta Glucan imparts a creamy mouthfeel and smooth texture, making it ideal for use in reduced-fat foods and beverages.
PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber

New research from Purdue University found that consumption of soluble corn fiber (PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber) during adolescence increased calcium absorption and in the post-menopause period increased bone calcium retention, both critical periods in a woman’s life for bone health. Additional research has ascertained that PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber has more than two times the digestive tolerance of inulin,  making products formulated with it able to be consumed several times a day comfortably. Its high solubility enables manufacturers to significantly boost fiber without creating a chalky or grainy texture.

Tate & Lyle created soluble corn fiber over a decade ago and has continued to be the science leader behind the fiber. In fact, Tate & Lyle provided major input to FDA by submitting the strong scientific evidence necessary to demonstrate the physiological health benefits of soluble corn fiber.  

STA-LITE® Polydextrose

STA-LITE® Polydextrose offers benefits of laxation and satiety, with reductions in appetite.   It can help to reduce calories by rebalancing bulk, viscosity and mouthfeel in reduced-sugar/fat products and is ideal for calorie-reduction applications.

For additional information on the Tate & Lyle fiber portfolio, visit https://www.tateandlyle.com/our-expertise/fibre

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 1) EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); scientific opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to beta-glucans from oats and barley and maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations (ID 1236, 1299), increase in satiety leading to a reduction in energy intake (ID 851, 852), reduction of post-prandial glycemic responses (ID 821, 824), and “digestive function” (ID 850) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. EFSA Journal. 2011;9(6):2207.
 2) EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); scientific opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to oat beta-glucan and lowering blood cholesterol and reduced risk of (coronary) heart disease pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.
 3) Dependent on local regulations and usage levels.
 4) Up to 65 grams of PROMITOR® Soluble Fiber per day is well tolerated; this is more than twice the daily amount of inulin that is typically well tolerated among generally healthy adults: Housez B et al., Evaluation of digestive tolerance of a soluble corn fiber. J Hum Nutr Diet 2012, 25:488.  
 5) Konings E, Schoffelen PF, Stegen J, et al. Effect of polydextrose and soluble maize fiber on energy metabolism, metabolic profile and appetite control in overweight men and women. Br J Nutr. 2013;Jul 23:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]. 

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About Tate & Lyle: 
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, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living 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.

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