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Tate & Lyle has today announced that it will invest in the creation of a new Polydextrose production line at its Koog plant in the Netherlands. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe, with the capacity to manufacture a range of different soluble fibres.

Tate & Lyle’s latest consumer research reveals that 2 out of 3 European consumers think more often about eating a healthy diet than they did 2 years ago. Consumers agree that fibre can bring many health benefits, and that it is particularly beneficial in maintaining digestive health. In addition, health authorities recognize that consumers globally are not meeting the recommended daily intake of fibre.

In recent years Polydextrose has become popular in food and drinks helping consumers to achieve a better balanced and healthier diet.

Polydextrose is low calorie with versatile bulking properties to maintain taste and texture when full calorie carbohydrates are removed from a food. It has a high fibre content giving manufacturers opportunity to add fibre functionality to ‘no added sugar’ and ‘reduced calorie’ food and drinks.

Easy to use and acid stable, Polydextrose is widely represented in various categories such as beverages, dairy and bakery.

Commenting at the launch of Tate & Lyle’s new Health and Wellness Innovation Centre in Lille, Caroline Sanders, Marketing Director Food & Industrial Ingredients Europe, said:

"We are very excited about the investment. This is the first time that a Polydextrose line will be created in Europe and it reiterates Tate & Lyle’s ongoing commitment to better serving the needs of our customers.

The fact that we will be building a new production line in Europe demonstrates our determination to not only maintain and improve our current position in the fibre market, but to also intensify our focus on Health & Wellness solutions."

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New facility responds to ongoing demand for functional food ingredients

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; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

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 2019, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.