Tate & Lyle Receives Non-GMO Project Verification for Oat Ingredients

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PromOat® Beta Glucan and PrOatein® Oat Protein, now Non-GMO Project Verified, help food and beverage manufacturers meet growing consumer demand for cleaner labels

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(HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL.) – September 21, 2017 – Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food ingredients and solutions, has achieved Non-GMO Project verification for its PromOat® Beta Glucan and PrOatein® Oat Protein ingredients. The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO options under the belief that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume food or ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms.                                                                                                            

The Non-GMO Project verification mark has been very successful in driving non-GMO claims in North America. In 2010, it represented just 2.6% of all non-GMO claims. However, by 2015 this number had risen to 18.5%, and by July 2017 reached 34% of all non-GMO claims.[i] The Non-GMO Project verification mark gives manufacturers and their consumers the assurance that products, such as PromOat® and PrOatein®, have completed a comprehensive verification for compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.  

“Receiving this Non-GMO Project verification adds even greater appeal to our oats ingredients that are already attractive to consumers because of their inherent health benefits and friendly labelling,” said Michael Segal, Health & Wellness Platform Director at Tate & Lyle.  “We’re delighted that PromOat® and PrOatein®, naturally processed ingredients from Swedish oats, now carry the Non-GMO Project verification mark, underlining their non-GMO credentials. It is a pleasure to be able to offer these non-GMO ingredients to our customers who are already committed to providing their consumers with more clean-label offerings that meet their personal health and wellness goals.”

While consumers are demanding more clean-label options, they are also seeking products formulated with ingredients they perceive to be healthy, such as protein and fiber. Global new product launches with protein claims increased 278% from 2011 to 2016.[ii] Additionally, about 52% of consumers claim they want to consume more fiber, with 66% being very favorable toward seeing oat fiber on a label.[iii]

PrOatein® Oat Protein is a natural, vegan-friendly protein concentrate made from non-GMO Swedish oats that provides extraordinary taste and essential branched chain amino acids that are important for muscle growth and recovery after exercise. PromOat® Beta Glucan is a natural fiber also from non-GMO Swedish oats that yields good solubility, no grittiness, neutral taste and desirable mouthfeel in formulations. In addition, PromOat® provides a minimum of 32% beta glucan, making it easy to achieve dosages required for cholesterol-related health benefit claims.

For more information on Non-GMO Project verified certification, visit http://nongmoproject.org. For more information on Tate & Lyle’s enrichment solutions, visit http://tateandlyle.com.


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[i] Innova Market Insights, Briefing Series on GMO Free Foods: Contentious but Relentless, 2017.

[ii] Innova Top Ten Trends, 2017.

[iii] Qualtrics, Fiber A&U for Tate & Lyle, 11 countries, 2015-16



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 and stabilisers; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres.

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