06 November 2017 | News
The sweetener is derived from the stevia leaf and is already approved for steviol glycosides
Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks has approved SweeGen for its Reb M sweetener for use in food and beverage categories.
The sweetener is derived from the stevia leaf and is already approved for steviol glycosides.
COFEPRIS carried out a review of the composition and manufacturing process of the Reb M stevia leaf sweetener prior to approving and submitted documentation to the organisation earlier this year.
Reb M can be used in various applications such as beverages, dairy, bakery, table-top sweeteners, confectionery, as well as nutritional food and beverages.
Katharina Pueller, Director, SweeGen natural sweetener business said, "Consumer demand for zero and reduced sugar products is on the rise globally and our Reb M stevia leaf sweetener provides a solution that helps reduce sugar without sacrificing taste."
Ingredient solutions provider Ingredion is an exclusive global distributor of SweeGen's products in all markets except its house accounts and in the People's Republic of China where it is a non-exclusive distributor.
Oscar Gutierrez, Ingredion sweetness innovation senior global director said: "Now beverage and food manufacturers in Mexico can reduce sugar using our Reb M sweetener derived from the stevia leaf. SweeGen and Ingredion will continue our joint efforts to gain regulatory approvals in other regions."