WILD Flavors GmbH (WILD) welcomes the official EU-wide approval of steviol glycosides in foodstuffs, announced today. The industry and European consumers have been eagerly awaiting the “go-ahead” for the sweetener. Thanks to its global presence and stake in the Stevia manufacturer, Sunwin International, WILD is already prepared for a great demand of the calorie-free sweetener from natural sources. “Early on, we expected a positive EFSA opinion stating that Stevia is a safe ingredient in food, and, therefore, we put all of our efforts into developing our high-quality Sunwin Stevia™ portfolio,“ says Michael Ponder, CEO of WILD Flavors GmbH. “Our stake in Sunwin International, one of the leading Stevia producers, gives us clear-cut advantages. We are optimally prepared for bulk stevia requests as well as product formulation of low calorie products.” Food and beverage manufacturers will benefit not only from WILD’s steady access to top-quality Stevia extracts through Sunwin International, but also from WILD’s high level of application knowledge, including a wide array of Taste Optimizer Natural Flavor Systems that provide great tasting finished products for a consumer product using Stevia.
Turnkey Solutions for Manufacturers WILD has developed Taste Optimization Technology that provides turnkey solutions for a wide range of food and beverage products sweetened with Stevia.The technology has enabled WILD to eliminate the characteristic licorice nuance and bitter aftertaste often associated with Stevia.Manufacturers can therefore develop delicious tasting, naturally sweetened, products for the market, ranging fromnear waters, tea drinks or carbonated soft drinks to gums, hard-boiled candies and chocolate.WILD develops great-tasting calorie-reduced, low calorie and calorie-free varieties according to customer standards and market requirements. Reb A Levels Between 60 and 98% Sunwin Stevia™ sweeteners have different ratios of steviol glycosides in their composition. This allows WILD to respond to manufacturers' requirements and constraints on an individual basis and offer flexible cost solutions. Steviol glycosides occur naturally in the leaves of the stevia plant and provide the sweetening properties. A substance known as Rebaudioside A is considered one of the most important steviol glycosides because of its particularly good sensory properties. Sunwin Stevia™ sweeteners are currently available with Rebaudioside A contents of 60%, 80%, 95% or 98%, depending on the client's preference. All of these products meet the 95% steviol glycoside standards of the JECFA (Joint FAO / WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives) and other national authorities. Food and beverage producers can find out more about Sunwin Stevia™ and its applications at the WILD stand at FiE stand in Paris (hall 3, stand F13).
About WILD Flavors GmbH WILD Flavors GmbH is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of natural flavors, colors, and ingredients to the food and beverage industry. Through WILD’s 16 worldwide production facilities and its global presence through subsidiaries and numerous application locations, WILD has led the industry for over 80 years in Innovation and Great Taste by providing high-quality, natural products and superior service to its customers. The WILD Flavors product portfolio of natural flavor ingredients and solutions for the food and beverage includes components such as natural flavors and extracts, natural colors, concentrates, sweetening systems, specialty ingredients and seasonings, as well as functional flavors and healthy ingredients, taste modifiers, and fermentation technologies. WILD Flavors' knowledge of global supply markets, as well as technologically advanced production processes, brings value to our customers on a daily basis. www.wild.de or www.wildflavors.com
About Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. engages in the areas of zero-calorie all natural sweeteners (stevia), essential traditional Chinese medicine, and veterinary medicines and feeds prepared from 100 percent organic herbal ingredients. As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin International has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world. Sunwin International also makes such value-added products as specialty veterinary food ingredients and specialty feed ingredients. For more info about Sunwin International, please visit http://www.sunwininternational.com