Canada grants Sweet Green Fields patent for highest purity stevia extract

February 6, 2014

Sweet Green Fields (SGF) has been granted a product patent (regardless of manufacturing process) by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for rebaudioside A (reb A) products greater than 98.6% purity.

“Sweet Green Fields achieved another industry first, as no other patents cover reb A purity higher than 98.7%. The company’s Altesse Stevia 99 and its newest edition, Puresse Stevia 100, as well as pending new steviol glycosides are covered by this patent,” said Mike Quin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sweet Green Fields.

In addition, SGF holds the only product patent for high purity reb A extract globally. Puresse Stevia 100 is currently covered by patents in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, with patents pending in five additional countries worldwide, including the United States and Europe. The Canadian patents provide Sweet Green Fields with the ability to exclusively market and sell its Puresse Stevia 100 and Altesse Stevia 99 branded sweeteners and along with other high-purity steviol glycoside products in development.

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