SweeGen and Ingredion get stevia derived sweetener approved for use in Mexico

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In Mexico, California-based SweeGen, a nature-based sweetener company, and Illinois-based Ingredion Incorporated, a global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, said that the Mexican Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (COFEPRIS) approved SweeGen’s next-generation Reb M sweetener derived from the stevia leaf for use in food and beverage categories already approved for steviol glycosides. Reb M stevia leaf sweetener can be used in a variety of applications such as beverages, dairy, bakery, table-top sweeteners, confectionary as well as nutritional food and beverages.

“Now beverage and food manufacturers in Mexico can reduce sugar using our Reb M sweetener derived from the stevia leaf,” Oscar Gutierrez, senior global director, sweetness innovation, Ingredion said in their press release. “We are excited to commercialize Reb M in Mexico, and SweeGen and Ingredion will continue our joint efforts to gain regulatory approvals in other regions.”