DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC has launched its first ingredient for the U.S. food market. Zemea USP Propanediol is a natural solvent and humectant that can be used to replace petroleum-based propylene glycol or glycerin in a variety of food and beverage products.
Zemea USP is a natural, 100 percent biobased ingredient made from corn sugar through fermentation. It is an environmentally sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin, where the product’s humectancy, preservative effects, unique solubility and taste properties may be beneficial in food and beverage applications.
Zemea has attained all of the required regulatory approvals for use in the U.S. food industry. It has received non-objection from the FDA for its self-affirmed GRAS status and is certified GRAS by the Flavor & Extracts Manufacturers Association (FEMA). It is certified and tested according to the requirements of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) and the United States Pharmacoepia (USP). It is certified 100 percent biobased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has both Kosher and Halal certifications. Our manufacturing plant, located in Loudon, Tenn., is licensed with the state of Tennessee as a food manufacturing facility and is registered with the FDA.
"It has taken a few years and a lot of effort by our team to achieve this milestone. We are finally entering the exciting world of food, where our two parent companies, DuPont and Tate & Lyle, are key innovators," said Rose Durham, global marketing manager for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.
"Food companies are always searching for new, natural ingredients that provide consumer benefits," commented Carole Feole, account executive for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. “Zemea USP can offer food scientists a new, versatile ingredient with multifunctional benefits.”
DuPont Tate & Lyle is currently looking for partners in the food industry who are interested in evaluating the benefits of this new food ingredient.
DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science company, and Tate & Lyle, a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that enhance product performance. For more information on the company’s products, visit www.duponttateandlyle.com.