Tate & Lyle introduces a line of new extra dry starches

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Lille, France (31 January 2012) – Tate & Lyle, the global ingredients and food solutions provider, has announced the expansion of its range of native starches, with the introduction of two extra dry starch products: MERIZET® 116 and MERIZET® 118, with low moisture contents of typically 5% and 7% respectively.

Extra dry starches are used in frozen dough, dehydrated soups, noodles, sauces, desserts, and other dry mixes in which moisture control is critical. They improve the stability and shelf life of the final product by helping to prevent the development of moisture in the product during storage. Extra dry starches are especially key for dry mixes sold in tropical markets.

Clotilde Feuillade, Texturants Product Manager at Tate & Lyle Speciality Food Ingredients, says: "There is an increasing demand in the market for extra dry starches which are highly complex to manufacture. We are therefore delighted to introduce two new varieties, helping manufacturers to formulate their products more easily."

Both new starch references are made from non genetically modified maize and are manufactured in Tate & Lyle’s European flagship starch facility in the Netherlands. While the plant specialises in modified starches, it also generates value added native starches such as moulding starches MERIZET® 150 and MERIZET® 158 for confectionery applications.

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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.

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 2023, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.75 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on LinkedinX (Twitter)Facebook or YouTube