Tate & Lyle Senior Leader Sue Potter to Share the Most Recent Global Fiber Definitions at the American Association of Cereal Chemists Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD

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Decatur, Ill. (Sept. 14, 2009) – Getting to the bottom of what constitutes dietary fiber has been a bit tricky - until now.

Sue Potter, Ph.D., R.D, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Tate & Lyle (www.tateandlyle.com), will help food and beverage manufacturers make sense of the most recent global fiber definitions and the impact of these definitions on their businesses in her presentation, “Standardizing Fiber Definitions to Heighten Consumer Understanding.”

According to Dr. Potter, dietary fiber definitions vary by country, and in many cases, by organizations invested in the fiber industry. She says that while the industry is growing rapidly, a standard definition for dietary fiber across the globe is important for its continued growth.

“Several definitions of fiber exist, but each has subtle differences,” Dr. Potter explains. “Those small differences can create major challenges in product development and package claims for manufacturers around the world wanting to meet consumer demand for foods and beverages enriched with dietary fiber.”

Dr. Potter’s presentation is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2009, 3 pm ET at the Baltimore Hilton’s Hopkins Room.


Tate & Lyle will exhibit at AACC Sept. 13-16, 2009, Booth No. 402.

Doris Dougherty, Senior Food Scientist, and Annette Evans, Research Scientist, will be on hand to discuss the ease in which PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber (www.promitorfiber.com) can be formulated into foods. Dougherty and Evans also will showcase food prototypes manufactured with PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber, SPLENDA® Sucralose and X-PAND’R™ SC

About PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber

With the heightened consumer interest in eating healthy, fiber-rich foods, Tate & Lyle’s PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber can be easily incorporated into a broad range of food and beverage applications without compromising great taste and texture. Clinical studies have found PROMITOR™ Dietary Fibers provide excellent tolerance for consumers when compared to other sources of fiber. The PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber range includes PROMITOR™ Soluble Corn Fiber and PROMITOR™ Resistant Starch, and can be used to manufacture healthy products for the entire family. For more information about PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber, visit www.promitorfiber.com

About SPLENDA® Sucralose

Tate & Lyle’s SPLENDA® Sucralose starts from sugar, tastes like sugar, but it’s not sugar. SPLENDA® Sucralose comprehensively outperforms all the high-intensity sweeteners on the market through its unique combination of taste, versatility and stability – making it the best choice to help manufacturers seize the market opportunity for tastier, healthier, lower-calorie foods and beverages. For more information about SPLENDA® Sucralose, visit www.sucralose.com

About Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle is a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company, serving a global market from more than 45 production facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and South East Asia. Our efficient, large-scale manufacturing plants turn agricultural products, corn and cane sugar, into valuable ingredients for our customers. These ingredients add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.

Tate & Lyle’s range of leading branded food ingredients includes SPLENDA® Sucralose, PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber, STA-LITE® Polydextrose, Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Sugar and Lyle's Golden Syrup. Tate & Lyle also produces branded industrial ingredients including Bio-PDO™, Ethylex® and STA-Lock® paper starches; and staple ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, sugar, ethanol, citric acid and basic starches. In addition to providing a wide range of ingredients our expert sales and product applications teams support customers by providing technical advice and proprietary consumer insight studies.

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 2009, Tate & Lyle employed 5,718 people in its subsidiaries and joint ventures, and sales totaled $6.4 billion (£3.55 billion) http://www.tateandlyle.com

SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC


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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.

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