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Sweegen celebrates winning Food Tech Innovation Award at Fi Europe 2022 in Paris


Wellness ingredients innovator, Sweegen, won the Food Ingredients Europe (Fi Europe) Food Tech Innovation Award 2022 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on December 6. Sweegen was awarded for its novel bioconversion process for the production of Bestevia® Reb M, the first new stevia ingredient produced via a new production technology to be approved for use in the European market by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 

Luca Giannone, senior vice president of sales

“Sweegen is leading in the future of wellness in food and drink in Europe, demonstrated by our rapid innovation in application development.” “Our technology and expertise enable customer-focused solutions in our U.K. Innovation Studio, where we collaborate with European brands to create regional consumer-winning food and beverages.”

Luca Giannone, senior vice president of sales
Sweegen collaborates with Sweegen on expanding its sweetness enhancers for taste modulation

In July 2021, Sweegen’s footprint in Europe became stronger after the European Union Commission published its approval of Sweegen’s non-GMO Signature Bestevia Reb M for use in food and beverages. 

Casey McCormick, senior vice president of global innovation

“Sweegen’s Reb M approval broadens the product developer’s toolkit for sugar alternatives to reimagine food and drink, opening new doors for creating healthy products for consumers.”

Casey McCormick, senior vice president of global innovation
Sweegen's booth Fi Europe 2022

At Fi Europe 2022, Sweegen showcased its Taste Modulation Flavors, Signature Sweetener Systems, Taste Blazer Full Solutions, and new liquid stevia, Bestevia® LQ, through three days of unique immersive sweet and savory experiences. Show attendees tasted the menu featuring Sweegen’s sugar reduction technology in everyday foods, tailored to the European market, created in collaboration with Sweegen’s Culinary Ambassador, Chef Kaimana Chee. The food and beverage demos reduced the sugars commonly found in simple foods such as sauces, syrups, and drinks. They were designed to inspire brands to improve the wellness profile of products, add active ingredients to make wellness claims, or create entirely new product formats without compromising taste.

Sweegen exhiniting at Food Ingredients Europe - UK team 2

Sweegen’s Global Director of Sweetener Innovation, Daria Nalewajek, shared her industry insights as a day one speaker in her presentation “Make Sugar Reduction Less Frustrating – New Innovations That Will Help.” Attendees had an opportunity to immerse themselves in a holistic approach to sugar reduction by learning about industry-leading tools and techniques that can help brands navigate the growing demand for reduced-sugar foods and beverages.

Luca Giannone, senior vice president of sales

“Our global Sweegen team is thrilled to be recognized for our important contribution of new generation sweeteners to the ingredients space.” “We’ve ushered in the new hero for sugar reduction in Europe, Signature Bestevia Reb M, and we will continue bringing our wellness ingredient technologies to Europe for inspiring brands to make better-for-you foods and beverages.”

Luca Giannone, senior vice president of sales
Sweegen exhibiting at Food Ingredients Europe 2022

On the heels of winning the award, Sweegen also announced growth capital investments, spurring investor interest and a manufacturing partnership with Sumitomo Chemical Co., further building momentum with global regulatory approvals and customers’ product launches.

About Sweegen

Sweegen provides sweet-taste solutions for food and beverage manufacturers around the world.

We are on a mission to reduce sugar and artificial sweeteners in the global diet. Partnering with customers, we create delicious zero-sugar products that consumers love. With the best modern sweeteners in our portfolio, such as Bestevia® Rebs B, D, E, I, M, and N, and sweet proteins brazzein and thaumatin, along with our deep knowledge of flavor modulators and texturants, Sweegen delivers market-leading solutions that customers want, and consumers prefer. Well. Into the Future. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1996. Sweegen’s actual results may differ from the estimates, assumptions, and other illustrative material contained herein, and consequently, a reader should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, illustrative information regarding Sweegen’s bottom-up assumed market potential, assumed hit rate, and the resulting revenue based on these model inputs. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.

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