Tate & Lyle PLC Announces Filing of Suit Alleging Infringement of Patented Sucralose Manufacturing Technology

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Tate & Lyle announces that its US subsidiary, Tate & Lyle Sucralose, Inc. filed suit yesterday in the US District Federal Court for Central Illinois against a Chinese manufacturing group based in Hebei province as well as six importers of sucralose into the US. The proceedings allege infringement of patented sucralose manufacturing technology in respect of sucralose manufactured in China. Robert Gibber, General Counsel of Tate & Lyle said "We have a robust estate of patents and will, as we have always said, vigorously defend and enforce them, protecting our trade secrets and preventing others from infringing our proprietary rights." The defendants named in the Complaint are manufacturers Hebei Sukerui Science and Technology Co., Ltd (which also trades as Hebei Province Chemical Industry Academe, Dongfang Biological Chemical Company, Hebei Province Chemical Industry Academe Experimental Factory, Hebei Sukerei Science and Technology Co., Ltd., Hebei Sukerei Science and Technology and Shijiazhuang Hecheng Baite Chemical Technology Co., Ltd.), Hebei Research Institute of Chemical Industry and Hebei Chemical Engineering and Industry Research Institute (which also trades as Hebei Chemical Engineering and Industry Research Institute). The named importers are Profood International, Inc., Forbest International, Inc., Beijing Forbest Trade Co., Ltd., MTC Industries, Inc., JSZ International, Inc. and Amax Nutrasource, Inc

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Through our expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

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