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Contributor: PR Newswire New York
Thursday, September 12 2019 - 02:56
Non-GMO Reb D Stevia Leaf Sweetener approved in Australia, New Zealand
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

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

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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 

SweeGen just launched BESTEVIA(R) 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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