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October 8, 2013
WILMINGTON, Del.DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC and Symrise partnered for the use of Zemea® USP propanediol as a carrier for compounded flavors. The products humectancy, preservative effects, unique solubility and taste properties may be beneficial in food and beverage applications.
Zemea USP propanediol is a natural, bio-based solvent and humectant made from fermentation of glucose. It is an environmentally sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols and glycerin. Zemea USP attained all required regulatory approvals for use in the U.S. food industry when it first launched in July. It has received non-objection from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its self-affirmed GRAS status and is certified GRAS by the Flavor & Extracts Manufacturers Association (FEMA).
Earlier this year, Symrise obtained a 125 million long-term loan from the European Investment Bank to fund its intensive research and development activities on functional ingredients for cosmetics and healthy nutrition.
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