Tate & Lyle has today announced that it will invest in the creation of a new Polydextrose production line at its Koog plant in the Netherlands. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe, with the capacity to manufacture a range of different soluble fibres.
Tate & Lyle’s latest consumer research reveals that 2 out of 3 European consumers think more often about eating a healthy diet than they did 2 years ago. Consumers agree that fibre can bring many health benefits, and that it is particularly beneficial in maintaining digestive health. In addition, health authorities recognize that consumers globally are not meeting the recommended daily intake of fibre.
In recent years Polydextrose has become popular in food and drinks helping consumers to achieve a better balanced and healthier diet.
Polydextrose is low calorie with versatile bulking properties to maintain taste and texture when full calorie carbohydrates are removed from a food. It has a high fibre content giving manufacturers opportunity to add fibre functionality to ‘no added sugar’ and ‘reduced calorie’ food and drinks.
Easy to use and acid stable, Polydextrose is widely represented in various categories such as beverages, dairy and bakery.
Commenting at the launch of Tate & Lyle’s new Health and Wellness Innovation Centre in Lille, Caroline Sanders, Marketing Director Food & Industrial Ingredients Europe, said:
"We are very excited about the investment. This is the first time that a Polydextrose line will be created in Europe and it reiterates Tate & Lyle’s ongoing commitment to better serving the needs of our customers.
The fact that we will be building a new production line in Europe demonstrates our determination to not only maintain and improve our current position in the fibre market, but to also intensify our focus on Health & Wellness solutions."