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Sunwin, Wild receive GRAS letters for multiple stevia extracts

April 25, 2010
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Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. one of the top global providers of high-quality Stevia extracts, and Wild Flavors Inc., a global leader in food, beverage and flavor product development, have received official notification defined as “Letters of No Objection” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the agency has reviewed the companies extensive independent research submission and agree that Sunwin stevia extracts are generally recognized as safe.

Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. one of the top global providers of high-quality Stevia extracts, and Wild Flavors Inc., a global leader in food, beverage and flavor product development, have received official notification defined as “Letters of No Objection” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the agency has reviewed the companies extensive independent research submission and agree that Sunwin stevia extracts are generally recognized as safe. The FDA letters of no objection affirm the safety of Sunwin stevia extracts and the data used in supporting that determination.

Sunwin stevia extracts have been included in US marketed products since 2006 as well as the company’s proprietary OnlySweet brand tabletop sweetener sold in more than 2,500 U.S. retail stores and major online outlets. These letters of no objection now create countless opportunities for the use of stevia in food and beverage products, especially those targeting all natural, zero- or low-calorie benefits. 

Sunwin and Wild Flavors received “Letters of No Objection” GRAS affirmation on five stevia extract products, including their Rebaudioside A 98, Rebaudioside A 95, Rebaudioside A 80, Rebaudioside A 60, and Stevioside 90 Stevia Extracts. Sunwin and Wild have a successful track record producing, marketing and selling these and other extracts in the global stevia markets. This diverse FDA GRAS affirmed product family now allows Sunwin and Wild to offer global customers an array of options for consumer products sold to U.S. consumers.

By offering these high-grade extracts, Wild Flavors can work with food and beverage companies to develop customized sweetening systems meeting specific taste, price and caloric goals, which are projected to be strong competitive advantages in the market place.

“We believe the affirmations by the FDA are a major advancement in the stevia industry, allowing Sunwin and Wild Flavors to provide customers the broadest range of FDA affirmed stevia extract rather than a single product choice,” said Mike Ponder, CEO of Wild Flavors. “Together, we can now offer major global food and beverage companies all natural, low-calorie or no-calorie sweetening system solutions that take advantage of Wild’s technical expertise. By using the combination of all natural flavors and carefully selected grades of Sunwin stevia extracts, we can create sweetening systems to meet our customers’ specific needs. We offer all Sunwin Stevia Extracts at highly competitive prices to companies seeking these products and are poised to create better products and complete solutions for the consumer.”

Chairman Laiwang Zhang of Sunwin International stated: “These FDA letters of no objection to our GRAS claims, follow an extensive review of all of the data for our production processes and the overall quality of our stevia products which are currently sold in many international locations where we are a major stevia supplier. We believe these affirmations provide all consumer packaged goods companies the confidence to now fully embrace the use of multiple Sunwin Stevia Extracts in their products destined for U.S. stores. Through our partnership with Wild Flavors, there are numerous companies already utilizing Sunwin stevia extracts in conjunction with Wild’s proprietary sweetening systems. The potential to increase this list of companies expands significantly with full FDA affirmation, including a number of companies presently exploring additional products with Sunwin and Wild Flavors.” 

www.sunwininternational.com
www.wildflavors.com

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