New Tate & Lyle Ingredient Solution Sets Provide Choices for Cereal and Granola Bars

LONDON, May 3, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Tate & Lyle, a global leader in renewable ingredients, today announced the launch of two new ingredient solution sets, Rebalance System(TM) 33 and Carb Optimizer (TM) 50 Cereal Bar Ingredients, at the Supply Side East Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland.

"Both the Tate & Lyle Rebalance System (TM) 33 and the Tate & Lyle Carb Optimizer (TM) 50 solution sets meet consumers' requests for tasty, high protein, low fat bars with appreciably lower sugar levels," stated Joni Simms, Tate & Lyle R&D Specialist. "Consumers want a product that is tailored to their desired nutritional profile, that is not only satisfying but offers convenience, go-anywhere portability, and a diverse range of textures and flavors. This is exactly what can be achieved with the Rebalance System (TM) 33 and Carb Optimizer (TM) 50 solution sets."

Tate & Lyle Rebalance System (TM) 33 Cereal Bar Ingredients provide binding and cohesion to sheeted food bars. Rebalance System (TM) 33 Cereal Bar Ingredients can be used to increase the protein content while also allowing a 25 to 40 percent reduction in sugar and a 33 percent reduction in total carbohydrates. In low-fat products, the binder achieves higher protein and lower sugar levels without altering the fat content. In addition, Rebalance System(TM) 33 Cereal Bar Ingredients maintain product quality during storage.

Tate & Lyle Carb Optimizer (TM) 50 Cereal Bar Ingredients allow bar manufacturers to produce bars that offer consumers choices with lower sugar and higher protein. The Carb Optimizer (TM) 50 Cereal Bar Ingredients can be formulated into products which are sheeted and cut on typical bar equipment without excessive sticking during processing.

Both ingredient solution sets have undergone sensory testing and results have shown that bars using Tate & Lyle solution sets performed similar to market offerings including both reduced or low-carb and conventional products with higher fat and sugar. Tate & Lyle can Rebalance(TM) a bar's composition to meet a range of nutritional requirements without compromising eating quality.

The solution sets will be profiled at the Supply Side East Trade Show, booth 1935, on May 4 - 6, 2005 in Baltimore, Maryland.

About Tate & Lyle:

Tate & Lyle is a world leading manufacturer of renewable food and industrial ingredients. It uses innovative technology to transform corn, wheat and sugar into value-added ingredients for customers in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, paper, packaging and building industries. The Company is a leader in cereal sweeteners and starches, sugar refining, value added food and industrial ingredients, and citric acid. Tate & Lyle is the world number-one in industrial starches and is the sole manufacturer of SPLENDA(R) Sucralose.

Headquartered in London, Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. In the US its ADRs trade under TATYY. The Company operates more than 60 production facilities in 28 countries, throughout Europe, the Americas and South East Asia. It employs 6,700 people in its subsidiaries with a further 4,800 employed in joint ventures. Sales in the year to 31 March 2004 totaled 3.1 billion pounds Sterling. Additional information can be found on

SPLENDA(R) is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC

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