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Tate & Lyle ups fructose production


British manufacturer of carbohydrate ingredients Tate & Lyle is to expand the capacity of its krystar crystalline fructose plant in Lafayette, Indiana by 20 per cent. Due to be completed by August 2003, the company said that no additional staffing or increase in corn grind will be required.

D. Lynn Grider, president and CEO of Staley commented: "Crystalline fructose is an important food ingredient and Tate & Lyle is the world's largest producer. Demand has grown steadily since our introduction of krystar in 1987 and this expansion demonstrates our commitment to serving our customers and maintaining leadership in this market."

Krystar, an intense sweetener, can be used in liquid and powdered beverages, breakfast cereals, baked goods, desserts, dairy products, processed fruits, nutritional products and a wide variety of reduced calorie foods.

The Tate & Lyle group had sales of €5.7 billion in 2001-2002.

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