Tate & Lyle fibre shortlisted for ‘Most Innovative Health Ingredient’ Award

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PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre recognised in the Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards for its sugar reduction and enrichment benefits.

2 November 2018, London, UK: Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global food and beverage ingredients and solutions provider, is proud to announce that one of its ingredients, PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre, is one of three shortlisted products in the ‘Innovative Health Ingredients’ category of the Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards.

Food and beverage manufacturers are using Tate & Lyle’s PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre to effectively reduce sugar and boost fibre content in a wide variety of products. Alongside increasing daily fibre intake, PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre also provides other health benefits including supporting gastrointestinal health, maintenance of healthy blood glucose and enhancing calcium absorption, important for bone health. PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre doesn’t impact taste and has exceptional digestive tolerance enabling manufacturers to feel confident about their consumers’ satisfaction. 

Enjoying a cereal bar on the go

The Awards take place during the Gulfood Manufacturing trade show, which will see 1,600 global food, beverage and ingredient suppliers come together at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE (6-8 November 2018). Tate & Lyle experts will showcase the company’s latest ingredients solutions at Stand S3-B24.

Commenting on the shortlisting, Kevin Armstrong, Health & Wellness Product Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, Tate & Lyle, said: “Since launch, Tate & Lyle’s PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre has enabled hundreds of food and drinks brands to develop winning products with less sugar and added health benefits, and we’re delighted it continues to be recognised as a standout ingredient. Consumer demand for great tasting, fibre-enriched products shows no sign of abating, with more than half of consumers in the Middle East wanting more fibre and less sugar in their diet.1

Dr Ieva Laurie, Principle Scientist Europe, Middle East and Africa at Tate & Lyle, added: “Average fibre intakes in Europe, the Middle East and some regions of Africa are below recommended levels and this is a key public health concern. By enriching foods and beverages with fibre, manufacturers are making a real difference to consumer diets, and we are proud to support this work through our portfolio of soluble fibres and application expertise.”

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Notes to editors

  • Source: 1 Qualtrics, Tate & Lyle Fibre A&U,11 countries, 8800 respondents, 2015-2016
  • Entries were judged by an international panel of qualified experts representing food processing and packaging industries, academia, governmental, environmental and trade organisations. More information on the Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards

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 2018, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.7 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com