Palatinit of America changes name

March 5, 2008

Palatinit of America has officially become Beneo-Palatinit Inc. According to a company press release, the company is moving into opportunities in the functional food industry as part of the new Beneo Functional Food Group.

Beneo-Palatinit Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Beneo-Palatinit GmbH (formerly PALATINIT GmbH), headquartered in Mannheim, Germany. Beneo-Palatinit develops and markets Isomalt, a sugar replacer in hard candies worldwide. The Isomalt family of low-glycemic, low-caloric sugar replacers can be found in a wide variety of foods promoting health and wellness, including confectionery products, chocolate products, baked goods, cereals, and more.

Beneo-Palatinit also markets Palatinose™, a functional carbohydrate for health and wellness food and beverage applications, which it introduced in 2005.

As part of the Beneo Functional Food Group of Südzucker AG, Beneo-Palatinit GmbH and Beneo-Palatinit Inc. have joined forces with leading food ingredients producers Beneo-Orafti and Beneo-Remy under one prevailing mission: Connecting nutrition and health.