Tate & Lyle Expands Speciality Starch Capacity

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London, 21 May 2013 – Tate & Lyle, a global provider of food ingredients and solutions, announces the expansion of its instant starch production capacity at its European flagship manufacturing facility in Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands.

This investment will enable Tate & Lyle to meet the growing demand for speciality starches, including its MERIGEL™ range of pre-gelatinised starches, which are used as a thickener or stabiliser in a wide range of applications including instant puddings, pie fillings, soups, sauces, salad dressings, mayonnaise and snack products.

James Blunt, Senior Vice President Product Management Speciality Food Ingredients, said: “Two key factors are driving the growth of our MERIGEL™ range: firstly product innovation, such as fat reduction or exciting new developments in recipes, and secondly, the need for non-GM ingredients in a number of markets is also a key driver in Europe as well as in some other markets around the world.

Luis Fernandez, Vice President of Global Applications said, “The MERIGEL™ range is perfect for manufacturers who are committed to functional food innovation. Our global innovation network helps manufacturers undertake new product development with functional food starches and our increased production capacity lets us better meet the growing demand for this versatile and innovative range.”

Clotilde Feuillade, Texturants Product Manager at Tate & Lyle said, “Consumers are placing more emphasis than ever before on a balanced diet and with ingredients like MERIGEL™ 300 and MERIGEL™ 301 we can help manufacturers of snack products reduce fat content while maintaining a full, indulgent taste and a crunchy texture at no extra cost. Another example of the versatility of MERIGEL™ is in mayonnaise production where our instant modified starches, such as the MERIGEL™ 34X series, help overcome manufacturers’ challenges to produce excellent dispersion, fast hydration and superior shear resistance.”

Leading global food ingredients and solutions provider invests to capitalise on growing demand for speciality starches

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

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.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

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 2023, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.75 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on LinkedinX (Twitter)Facebook or YouTube