January 23rd 2020
Tate & Lyle expands portfolio of non-GMO ingredients to meet growing consumer demand.
Tate & Lyle announces several new additions to its portfolio of Non-GMO texturisers. These include new gelling starches designed to optimise texture in jelly confections and processed cheese and are the company’s first Non GMO starches made from dent corn in the US.
Tate & Lyle, a global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, today announced the expansion of its portfolio of approved Non-GMO Project Verified ingredient solutions. The recent additions include several new texturants made from Non-GMO dent corn; such as two new gelling starches – THINGUM® 107NG and BRIOGEL® 1082 NG – designed to optimise texture in jelly confections and processed cheese respectively as well as MERIZET® 100 NG, a bulking starch that helps optimise texture attributes in sauces, dressings, bakery and snacks.
“These launches further expand Tate & Lyle’s portfolio of Non-GMO ingredients, which will help our customers increase their inventory of products bearing the Non-GMO Project Verified Certification,” said Werner Barbosa, Tate & Lyle Vice President, Global Lead, Texture Innovation and Commercial Development. “One of the most effective ways to reassure consumers that the foods and beverages they purchase are Non-GMO is to offer products that display the Non-GMO Project Verified on-pack seal.”
Today, Tate & Lyle has over 100 Non-GMO corn, and tapioca texturants available for the North American market, including thickening, film forming, gelling and functional power functionalities.
With 76 percent of consumers globally claiming to read ingredient labels, it is critical that food and beverage manufacturers offer clean label products that consumers can trust. “By broadening its line of Non-GMO ingredients Tate & Lyle is adding another level of trust to its extensive portfolio, ensuring that our customers can respond to the clean label trend,” added Barbosa.
Among clean label claims in new products, Non-GMO claims have seen the largest increase, up 13 percent between 2014 and 2018.
In the U.S. Non-GMO products represent $11 billion in sales, up 10 percent versus last year. In 2018, 48 percent of U.S. consumers said they are avoiding GMO products, up from 29 percent in 2010. Indeed, more than a quarter of U.S. consumers claim to be familiar with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal and seek it out when making food and beverage choices.
Tate & Lyle continues to provide solutions that meet consumer demands for Non-GMO sweetening ingredients, as well. DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose, a low-calorie sweetening ingredient, is now available as Non-GMO Project Verified. Allulose has the same clean, sweet taste you expect from sugar (sucrose) but without all the calories. Originally identified in wheat, it has since been found in certain fruits including figs and raisins.
Adding the Non-GMO Allulose variant will broaden the usage of DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose with customers while meeting the demands of the consumers, particularly those following a keto diet or those managing diabetes as it has no glycaemic impact.