Tate & Lyle launches new innovative sweetener solution design tools for low calorie food and drink

UK — Tate & Lyle, a leading supplier of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, has launched a set of new and innovative sweetener solution design tools debut SWEETENER-VANTAGE Expert Systems, aimed to help formulators create sugar-reduced food and drink using low calorie sweeteners.

The Expert Systems, according to the company comes with an education programme which will enable formulators to more efficiently solve their formulation challenges.

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It was developed in response to customer demand for more predictive tools to support product performance and reduce development time.

The SWEETENER-VANTAGE suite of tools includes sweetener maps and selection tools, and WikiSweet, Tate & Lyle’s proprietary encyclopedia of formulation challenges and solutions, which Tate & Lyle scientists use with formulators to help them to differentiate between and select suitable sweeteners.

To enable the formulators to further hear about and discuss the latest science and trends relating to sweeteners, Tate & Lyle has developed a three-module webinar series, Sweetener University, developed by scientists for scientists.

Shawn Erickson, Senior Principal Scientist, at Tate & Lyle, who co-developed the curriculum said, “We developed the SWEETENER-VANTAGE Expert Systems to meet high demand for accessible expert guidance and tools that simplify and expedite the product development process.”

Through this suite of tools, Tate & Lyle shares 160-years of sweetening expertise to help formulators of all experience-levels build their knowledge of the latest sweetener science, understand variations in sweetener offerings, and deepen formulation expertise.

Jim Carr, Director of Global Ingredient Technology for Sweeteners at Tate & Lyle, stated that “Low and no calorie sweeteners are a vital tool in today’s formulation toolbox, especially with the heightened focus on developing great-tasting, healthier products with less sugar and calories.

“By sharing our product and application knowledge, we are working to help the industry create next generation products that address health challenges in society, delivering our purpose of Improving Lives for Generations.”

The global Low-Calorie Sweeteners Market is projected to grow at a significant rate of 4.5% from 2019 to 2024 to reach a market value of US$ 35.6 billion by the end of 2024, reports Market Research Future.

SWEETENER-VANTAGE builds on Tate & Lyle’s successful TEXTURE-VANTAGE education programme.

The first module in the Sweetener University series will be delivered on 22 July 2020 by two of Tate & Lyle’s leading sweetener experts. Registration is via this link.

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