SweeGen and Ingredion bring non-GMO sweetener to Colombia


In California, SweeGen, a nature-based sweetener company, and Illinois-based Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced that the Secretary of State for Agriculture and Procurement (SEAB), has approved SweeGen’s next-generation non-GMO Reb M sweetener derived from the stevia leaf for use as a tabletop sweetener and added it to food and beverage categories already approved by Codex for Steviol glycosides.

This follows a review of the composition and manufacturing process of SweeGen’s Reb M stevia leaf sweetener, with documentation submitted to the organization in 2017. Reb M stevia leaf sweetener brings a clean sweetness from the stevia leaf, a great sugar-like taste and no bitter aftertaste. It can be used in a variety of applications such as beverages, dairy, bakery, table-top sweeteners, confectionary as well as nutritional food and beverages.