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Tate & Lyle Vice President Sue Potter to Discuss Global Fiber Definitions at the IFT Wellness Expo in Chicago


Decatur, Ill. - Researchers worldwide agree that consuming dietary fiber provides health benefits beyond regularity. With fiber definitions focusing on chemical elements or physiological effects, getting to the bottom of what constitutes dietary fiber has been a bit tricky.

Sue Potter, Ph.D, R.D, Vice President, Global Health & Nutrition Sciences, Tate & Lyle (, will help food and beverage manufacturers make sense of the most recent global fiber definitions and the impact of these definitions on their businesses in her presentation, “Standardizing Fiber Definitions to Heighten Consumer Understanding.” The presentation takes place at the IFT Wellness Expo in Chicago March 25, 2009, 2pm-3pm CT.

According to Dr. Potter, dietary fiber definitions vary by country, and in many cases, by organizations invested in the fiber industry. She says that while the industry is growing rapidly, a standard definition for dietary fiber across the globe is important for its continued growth.

“Several definitions of fiber exist, but each has subtle differences,” Dr. Potter explains. “Those small differences can create major challenges in product development and package claims for manufacturers around the world wanting to meet consumer demand for foods and beverages enriched with dietary fiber.”


Tate & Lyle will exhibit at the IFT Wellness Expo March 24-25, 2009, Booth No. 7. David Lewis, Business Development Manager and Michelle Schwenk, Food Scientist, will be on hand to discuss the ease in which PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber ( can be formulated into foods and beverages. Lewis and Schwenk also will showcase food and beverage prototypes manufactured with PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber.

About PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber

With the heightened consumer interest in eating healthy, fiber-rich foods, Tate & Lyle’s PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber can be easily incorporated into a large range of food and beverage applications without compromising the great taste and texture. The PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber range includes PROMITOR™ Soluble Corn Fiber and PROMITOR™ Resistant Starch, and can be used to manufacture healthy products for the entire family. For more information about PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber, visit

About Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle is a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company, serving a global market from over 50 production facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and South East Asia. Our efficient, large-scale manufacturing plants turn agricultural products, corn and cane sugar into valuable ingredients for our customers. These ingredients 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 include SPLENDA® Sucralose, PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber, STA-LITE®, Polydextrose, Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Sugar and Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Tate & Lyle also produces branded industrial ingredients including Bio-PDO™, Ethylex® and STA-Lock® paper starches; and staple ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, sugar, ethanol, citric acid and basic starches. In addition to providing a wide range of ingredients, our expert sales and product applications teams support customers by providing 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 2008, Tate & Lyle employed 6,488 people in its subsidiaries and joint ventures, and sales totaled $6.882 billion (£3.4 billion UK).

SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC


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