Tate & Lyle launches products for sugar-free chewing gum and tablets

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Presentation of new ingredients to coincide with ProSweets and ISM Tate & Lyle, a global leader in renewable ingredients, is to unveil its new Merisorb sorbitol powder and dextrose at a confectionery seminar in Bonn being held to coincide with the ProSweets and ISM trade shows. The Merisorb sorbitol powder has been specifically designed for use in sugar-free chewing gum where it helps produce optimal texture and in tabletting where it gives good hard tablets. This new addition to Tate & Lyle’s ingredient range comes onto the market at competitive prices, while bringing the same quality and functionality as its rivals. Tate & Lyle is also presenting a new dextrose for tabletting. It offers manufacturers significant processing benefits and cost savings by making tablets directly compressible without the need for blending with other materials. These new ingredients will also be part of Tate & Lyle’s CORE™ programme, which aims to help the company’s clients CREATE™ new products, OPTIMIZE™ their resources in the production process, REBALANCE™ their brands to new health profiles and ENRICH™ products to enhance their nutritional profile. As well as the launch of these new ingredients, the seminar will also profile Tate & Lyle’s expertise in the field of confectionery including sugar free gums and jellies, a new line of thinboiling starches for wine gums, SPLENDA® Sucralose in hard boiled sweets, and gelatine replacement in chews. The confectionery seminar is being held at the President Hotel in Bonn on Tuesday, 31st January. Rachel Moffatt, European marketing manager for Tate & Lyle, says: “Our consumer research has shown that there is huge and growing demand for lower calorie and reduced sugar products without compromising taste or texture. Products such as SPLENDA® Sucralose offer manufacturers great opportunities here, but also the new Merisorb sorbitol powder, which brings competition to the sugar-free gum market. Our new dextrose application offers manufacturers the opportunity to simplify their production process and thereby make further cost savings.”
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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 2019, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.