News | September 11, 2019

Non-GMO Reb D Stevia Leaf Sweetener Approved In Australia, New Zealand

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA /PRNewswire/ - Nature-based sweetener company SweeGen announced Food Standards Australia, New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed and approved BESTEVIA® Reb D Stevia Leaf Sweetener for use as a food additive in Amendment No. 187 issued on September 5, 2019.

After performing a detailed safety evaluation, FSANZ amended the current specification for Rebaudioside D under the Australia and New Zealand food standard code to include SweeGen's BESTEVIA Reb D, produced through a unique, stevia leaf - based bioconversion process. In the beginning of 2019, FSANZ approved the company's non-GMO sweetener BESTEVIA Reb M.

BESTEVIA Reb D is a non-caloric, high-purity stevia sweetener with a clean, sugar-like taste that can replace high amounts of sugar or artificial sweeteners in beverages, dairy products, bakeries and nutritional foods, amongst many other applications.

The world-wide trend towards clean and simple nutritional labels supports the use of nature-based, non-GMO, sustainable ingredients, like SweeGen's BESTEVIA Reb D. Food and Beverage manufacturers are already reformulating and launching products to reduce high sugar contents with the company's Reb M sweetener. Now they can use a variety to find the right stevia leaf sweetener for every application.

SweeGen just launched BESTEVIA® TASTE SOLUTIONS, an enhanced sweetener portfolio. The company's product development team uses proprietary modulators and mouthfeel components together with its stevia sweeteners to enable a full sweet taste experience.

About SweeGen
SweeGen, Inc., is dedicated to the development, production and distribution of non-caloric sweeteners for the food, flavor and beverage industries. SweeGen's robust product pipeline, intellectual property portfolio, and dedicated manufacturing capacity and R&D provide the foundation for innovation and delivery of high-quality sweeteners. For more information please contact and visit SweeGen's website,

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, among other statements, statements regarding the future prospects of Reb D. These statements are based on current expectations, but are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are beyond the control of SweeGen. Relevant risks and uncertainties include those referenced in the historic filings of SweeGen with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements, and therefore should be carefully considered. SweeGen assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments.

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Source: SweeGen

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