SweeGen, a nature-based sweetener company, and Ingredion, a global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has announced an updated agreement that extends its relationship on a non-exclusive basis for three more years.
Ingredion and SweeGen were the first suppliers to commercialize the non-caloric stevia sweetener Reb M by bioconversion in early 2017. SweeGen’s production process starts with the stevia leaf and uses a patented bioconversion process to achieve high purity, clean-tasting Reb M and Reb D. Together, SweeGen and Ingredion have helped customers formulate and launch no and low-sugar products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.
“The sugar reduction trend is shaping the way manufacturers formulate and extending our partnership with SweeGen allows Ingredion to continue to provide solutions which unlock the reduction in sugar to meet customer and consumer demands,” said Nate Yates, global sugar reduction platform lead, Ingredion. “Ingredion and SweeGen can now operate in a different structure enabling an enhanced customer experience.”
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