Tate & Lyle launches beverage formulation service

by Jeff Gelski
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CHICAGO — Tate & Lyle has introduced its beverage Optimize formulation service in the United States. The service allows manufacturers to work directly with Tate & Lyle to reduce calories using the company’s beverage formulation experience and portfolio of ingredients, including sweeteners such as Splenda sucralose and Krystar crystalline fructose as well as texturants and acidulants.

Companies may use the service to manage sweetener costs and reduce margin pressure in existing products, line extensions and new product launches, according to Tate & Lyle, which has developed beverage prototypes to showcase the sugar reduction capabilities of Optimize. The prototypes are available in the categories of juices, carbonated soft drinks, still drinks and beverage mixes.

“Beverage Optimize offers our customers a way to work directly with our formulations experts to develop a great-tasting beverage with the additional benefits of a strong opportunity for nutrition improvements for those who desire them,” said Pashen Black, Americas marketing manager for Tate & Lyle, which has an office in Chicago.

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