Sweet Green Fields (SGF), one of the largest, fully integrated global stevia ingredient companies, has achieved non-GMO project verification for 28 of its stevia ingredients, making it the largest producer of non-GMO project verified stevia ingredients.
The non-GMO project is one of the most trusted third-party verifications for non-GMO food and products in North America.
In order to deliver on the increased demands for innovative non-nutritive sweetening solutions, Sweet Green Fields recently announced a partnership with Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of specialty food ingredients and solutions.
This new partnership provides manufacturers with not only more sweetening solutions to choose from, but also Tate & Lyle’s decades of sweetener formulation expertise.
In spring, Sweet Green Fields acquired an extraction facility in Zhe Jiang province of China. The new addition will significantly increase its production capacity from Q3 of 2017, to meet the surging demand of stevia, especially the increased demand of its premium stevia products that it forecast after Tate & Lyle became its global partner from April.
Stevia is expected to continue to rise above all the other natural sweeteners. Stevia has the highest consumer awareness among natural non-nutritive sweetener. The taste has been improved and is gaining more acceptance as the technologies quickly evolve in recent years. Unlike other natural sweeteners in this phase, scalability is not considered as a challenge for stevia, which will allow it to continue to be a rising star, because of its outstanding commercial value.
The partnership with Tate & Lyle has definitely solidified a presence in the sweeteners market. It has also allowed SGF to expand its reach and serve customers with innovative natural stevia sweetener solutions, by combining our stevia knowledge with Tate & Lyle’s application expertise and global sales network.
The Non-GMO Project Verified seal is categorized as a highly meaningful label for consumers wishing to avoid GMO-derived ingredients in the foods they buy. Since 2010, the Product Verification Program has grown steadily, now representing more than 43,000 products and more than US$19.2 billion in sales.
Sweet Green Fields’ verified products are in compliance with the organization’s rigorous standards, which include ongoing testing of GMO risk ingredients, facility inspections and annual audits to ensure every input in the supply chain meets the highest quality standards for non-GMO products.
The Non-GMO Project Verified products include Sweet Green Fields Optimizer Stevia range, Intesse and Omega Stevia along with its standard offerings of purified Rebaudiside A products and the Greenesse Stevia SG95 range.
Sweet Green Fields is committed to delivering innovative sweetening solutions that inspire and meet all types of lifestyles and health objectives. Receiving verification allows SGF to provide food and beverage manufacturers with more sweetening solutions to deliver on increasing consumer demand for non-GMO products.
(By our own staff)