PureCircle enters partnership with Cerilliant
March 03, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — PureCircle has entered a partnership with Cerilliant Corp., Round Rock, Texas, for certified reference materials food and beverage manufacturers may use to assure the stevia-based products meet their standards for consistency, safety and quality.
"We are delighted to announce this partnership," said Jordi Ferre, general manager of PureCircle USA. "Innovation activity has been intense following F.D.A. GRAS in December. We are the world’s largest producer of Reb A, and it is important to us that companies using our ingredients use validated analytical methods and high-quality reference materials to determine that Reb A containing products meet requirements for food use. Cerilliant, a well-known provider of high-quality reference materials, can provide this independent expertise, as well as, an extensive range of certified stevia reference."
Sherri Pogue, chief executive officer of Cerilliant, added, "We have been supporting the forensic, clinical and pharmaceutical industries for many years and are pleased to bring our expertise in high-quality reference materials to the food and beverage industry."