WILD Welcomes European Parliament’s Approval of SteviaPublished in Featured Press Releases on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
WILD is Already Prepared with Multiple Stevia Extracts and WILD's Taste Optimizing Natural Flavor Systems
Zug (Switzerland), November 14, 2011. WILD Flavors GmbH (WILD) welcomes the official EU-wide approval of steviol glycosides in foodstuffs, announced today. The industry and European consumers have been eagerly awaiting the "go-ahead" for the sweetener. Thanks to its global presence and stake in the Stevia manufacturer, Sunwin Stevia International,
WILD is already prepared for a great demand of the calorie-free sweetener from natural sources.
"Early on, we expected a positive EFSA opinion stating that Stevia is a safe ingredient in food, and, therefore, we put all of our efforts into developing our high-quality Sunwin Stevia™ portfolio," says Michael Ponder, CEO of WILD Flavors GmbH. "Our stake in Sunwin International, one of the leading Stevia producers, gives us clear-cut advantages. We are optimally prepared for bulk stevia requests as well as product formulation of low calorie products." Food and beverage manufacturers will benefit not only from WILD's steady access to top-quality Stevia extracts through Sunwin International, but also from
WILD's high level of application knowledge, including a wide array of Taste Optimizer Natural Flavor Systems that provide great tasting finished products for a consumer product using Stevia.
Turnkey Solutions for Manufacturers
WILD has developed Taste Optimization Technology that provides turnkey solutions for a wide range of food and beverage products sweetened with Stevia. The technology has enabled WILD to eliminate the characteristic licorice nuance and bitter aftertaste often associated with Stevia. Manufacturers can therefore develop delicious tasting, naturally sweetened, products for the market, ranging from near waters, tea drinks or carbonated soft drinks to gums, hard-boiled candies and chocolate. WILD develops great-tasting calorie-reduced, low calorie and calorie-free varieties according to customer standards and market requirements.
Reb A Levels Between 60 and 98%
Sunwin Stevia™ sweeteners have different ratios of steviol glycosides in their composition. This allows WILD to respond to manufacturers' requirements and constraints on an individual basis and offer flexible cost solutions. Steviol glycosides occur naturally in the leaves of the stevia plant and provide the sweetening properties. A substance known as Rebaudioside A is considered one of the most important steviol glycosides because of its particularly good sensory properties. Sunwin Stevia™ sweeteners are currently available with Rebaudioside A contents of 60%, 80%, 95% or 98%, depending on the client's preference. All of these products meet the 95% steviol glycoside standards of the JECFA (Joint FAO /
WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives) and other national authorities. Food and beverage producers can find out more about Sunwin Stevia™ and its applications at the WILD stand at FiE stand in Paris (hall 3, stand F13).
About WILD Flavors GmbH
WILD Flavors GmbH is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and is one of the world's leading suppliers of natural flavors, colors, and ingredients to the food and beverage industry. Through WILD's 16 worldwide production facilities and its global presence through subsidiaries and numerous application locations, WILD has led the industry for over 80 years in Innovation and Great Taste by providing high-quality, natural products and superior service to its customers. The WILD Flavors product portfolio of natural flavor ingredients and solutions for the food and beverage includes components such as natural flavors and extracts, natural colors, concentrates, sweetening systems, specialty ingredients and seasonings, as well as functional flavors and healthy ingredients, taste modifiers, and fermentation technologies. WILD Flavors' knowledge of global supply markets, as well as technologically advanced production processes, brings value to
our customers on a daily basis. www.wild.de or www.wildflavors.com
About Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc.
Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. engages in the areas of zero-calorie all natural sweeteners (stevia), essential traditional Chinese medicine, and veterinary medicines and feeds prepared from 100 percent organic herbal ingredients. As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin International Neutraceuticals has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world. Sunwin International Neutraceuticals also makes such value-added products as specialty veterinary food ingredients and specialty feed ingredients. For more info about Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, please visit http://www.sunwininternational.com
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In connection with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc., is hereby providing cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements (as defined in such act). Any statements that are not historical facts and that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, indicated through the use of words or phrases such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "intends," "plans," "believes" and "projects") may be forward-looking and may involve estimates and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, our expectations regarding benefits from product integrity from stevia extract product lines, potential value to consumer packaged goods companies, consumers and our shareholders as a result of FDA self-affirmed GRAS status and our expectations regarding growth of stevia sales and opportunities. We caution that the factors described herein could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements we make and that investors should not place undue reliance on any such forwardlooking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of such factors. Further, we cannot assess the impact of each such factor on our results of operations or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forwardlooking statements. This press release is qualified in its entirety by the cautionary statements and risk factordisclosure contained in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2009.