Tate & Lyle, a world-leading producer of food ingredients and solutions, today announced the appointment of Karl Kramer, President, Innovation and Commercial Development, to the Board of Directors of The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.
Kramer, formerly the President of Tate & Lyle’s SPLENDA® Sucralose Division, was voted to the Board by the leaders of some of the world’s most influential consumer products companies, including General Mills, PepsiCo and Kraft Foods.
As part of its commitment to The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s Board of Directors, Tate & Lyle will provide counsel to the Foundation regarding ingredient labeling, product formulations and marketing.
“Now, more than ever, it is critical for food and beverage manufacturers to help consumers make healthier food choices for themselves and their families,” said Kramer. “Joining the Board of Directors of The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation provides a great opportunity for Tate & Lyle to become more actively involved in the movement to reduce childhood obesity by 2015.”
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is a coalition of more than 100 food and beverage manufacturers and not-for-profit organizations. One of the Foundation’s key goals is to reduce childhood obesity.
“As one of the leading food ingredient companies in the world, Tate & Lyle brings expertise to the Foundation and to the Board that is fundamentally necessary to help find the best ways to reduce childhood obesity in the United States,” says Lisa Gable, Executive Director, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.
About Tate & Lyle
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, operating from over 30 production facilities around the world. Through our large-scale, efficient manufacturing plants, we turn raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients for our customers. Our ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.
Tate & Lyle’s range of leading branded food ingredients includes SPLENDA® Sucralose, PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber and STA-LITE® Polydextrose. Tate & Lyle also produces branded industrial ingredients including Bio-PDO™, Ethylex® and Sta-Lok® paper starches; and staple ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, ethanol, citric acid and basic starches. In addition to providing a wide range of ingredients our Innovation and Commercial Development Group supports customers by providing product development, technical advice and proprietary consumer insight studies.
Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2010, Tate & Lyle employed 5,666 people in its subsidiaries and joint ventures, and sales totaled £3.50 billion. www.tateandlyle.com.