Züeit® Sucralose

Zero Calorie High Intensity Non-nutritive Sweetener

Product Code: SUCRALOSE

Introduction
Ingredient Specialties, Inc. introduces Züeit® brand Sucralose, a non-caloric, non-cariogenic, high intensity sweetener made from sugar.

This free flowing and completely water soluble ingredient is 600 times sweeter than sucrose and because of its sugar-like appeal allows for its introduction in most food and beverage applications. Züeit® Sucralose excels compared to other sweeteners because it exhibits many preferred, beneficial characteristics, including stability, extended shelf life, a wide range of potential applications, sweetening taste profile, health related benefits and positive safety record.

Benefits
Benefits at-a-glance
Sugar-like taste profile
Sweetener: 600 times sweeter than sugar
Approved for use in more than 80 countries
Calorie free - may be used by diabetics
Zero Glycemic Index, Zero Carbs
Used in more than 4,500 products
Non-infringing manufacturing process
Second largest manufacturer worldwide
Excellent technical support and solutions
Non-cariogenic - Oral Hygiene friendly
Extraordinary stability: heat and pHHigh purity profile
Applications: Food, Beverage, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical
Kosher and Halal Certified
No warning labels required

Advantages
Over the past 25 years more than 100 studies relating to sucralose have been conducted that have clearly established the safety of this preferred sweetener. Studies and analyses have been conducted in all relevant use areas by numerous independent groups who have reported no safety concerns. Additionally ISI, through HACCP and GMP protocols, ensure that products receiving QA approval adhere to the highest purity profile with minimal batch-to-batch variation.

Quality Assurance
Facilities & Quality Certifications
The manufacturing facilities of Züeit® Sucralose are ISO 9001:2000 certified and adhere to HACCP, GMP and cGMP standards. Züeit® Sucralose meets the strict product specifications set forth by ISI. Established quality systems are in accordance with Title 21 CFR part 110, cGMP for human food and HACCP compliant standards. Quality and Safety Protocols: Ingredients Specialties Inc. (ISI), worldwide distributor of Züeit® Sucralose adheres to GMP and HACCP guidelines, and ensures that all lots are first analyzed and inspected at the manufacturing facility and also by an independent U.S.A. analytical laboratory prior to release for distribution to customers. All lots are accompanied by the related certificate of analysis (COA). Material Safety Data Sheets, detailed specifications, and other industry required documents are available, including Kosher, Halal, allergen and GMO free certifications. EU and other country-specific regulatory documentation are provided to customers when requested. Quality systems ensure full lot traceability, formal recall procedures and long-term retention of redundant, representative lot samples. Analyses including Thin Layer Chromatography and High Performance Liquid Chromatography verify the high purity and consistency of Züeit® Sucralose.

Regulatory
Worldwide Regulatory ApprovalSucralose was first introduced in North America (Canada) in 1991 and has since undergone some of the most rigorous and stringent testing resulting in its current safety record. It debuted in the U.S.A. as a "general purpose" sweetener in 1999 after approval by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Sucralose was later approved in the EU in 2004 (94/35/EC) and has subsequently been accepted for widespread use by several national and international food regulation safety bodies including the U.S. FDA, the World Health Organization (WHO) expert committee on food additives, the European Union (EU) scientific committee on food and others. Sucralose is now approved for use in foods and beverages in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Applications
Züeit® Sucralose can be utilized in the food industry as a general purpose high-intensity sweetener. Unlike other non-sugar sweeteners, the unique attributes of Züeit® Sucralose enable it to function in most formulations where sugar is traditionally used, making it suitable for a diverse range of products from carbonated beverages to baked goods to snack foods, to pharmaceutical preparations. Züeit® Sucralose is freely soluble in water and alcohol, and exhibits excellent stability in acidic (low pH) applications, including processes where heat is applied. These characteristics are especially beneficial to its use in the beverage industry. Specific Application Possibilities Züeit® Sucralose can be used as a general purpose sweetener in most application areas. Sucralose is currently used in over 4,000 food, beverage and nutritional products, including the following categories: Still beverages-juice drinks, iced teas, Flavored waters, Powdered beverage mixes, coffee and tea Condiments and relishes, Cheeses, Carbonated drinks/beverages Alcoholic beverages, Processed fruits and juices, Processed vegetables and vegetable juices, Yogurts, Ice cream & frozen dairy desserts, Fats and oils, Milk and dairy products, Sorbets & ices, Gelatins, puddings and fillings, Canned fruit, Jams and jellies, Processed meats, Baked goods and baking mixes. Kettle popcorn, Chewing gum, Breakfast cereals, Whey protein shakes/athletic drinks, Table-top sweeteners/sugar substitutes, Confections and frostings, Pickles Gravies and sauces, Snack peanut coatings, Oral Rinses/Mouthwash, Sunflower seed coatings, Sweet sauces, toppings and syrups, Hard candy and cough drops, Breath freshener films, Herbs, seeds, spices, seasonings, Soy sauce, utritional bars Snack foods, Soft candy, Soup and dry soup mixes, Nutritional products and dietary supplements, Pharmaceutical syrups and tablets, Pop-iceLip balm/lip protection, Toothpastes

Extraordinary Stability
Extended Shelf Life: Züeit® Sucralose exhibits a functionally long shelf-life, suitable for most food manufacturing. Its overall stability profile enables for its use in applications where other high-intensity sweeteners fail. pH Stability: Züeit® Sucralose's acid stability benefits the production of carbonated soft drinks, sauces, jellies, processed fruit drinks and other beverages. Heat Stable: Züeit® Sucralose is exceptionally heat stable, and is preferred for use in baking, canning, dairy products, pasteurization, aseptic processing and other manufacturing processes that require high temperatures. Dry Application & Blending Stability: Züeit® Sucralose2 exhibits preferred characteristics in dry applications as well, enabling functional shelf life to formulations including powdered beverages, ready-to-drink (RTD) products, instant foods, bakery and pharmaceutical dry mixes and as tabletop sweeteners.

Healthy Lifestyle Appeal
Weight management: Since sucralose is not metabolized and simply passes through the digestive system, Züeit® Sucralose may be applied as an sweetening enhancement to diet foods which regulate calorie intake. This is an advantage to manufacturers with an ever increasingly health conscious target market. It can be reassuring to consumers to know that Züeit® Sucralose does not contribute to the total caloric value of foods to which it is added. Suitability for Diabetics: Züeit® Sucralose benefits consumers on carbohydrate-regulated diets by positively supporting blood sugar and glycemic index regulation. Sucralose has no effect on glucose utilization, carbohydrate metabolism, the secretion of insulin, or glucose/fructose absorption. Dental health/non-cariogenic: In recent studies relating to tooth decay within the food and beverage industry, concern has been directed toward the sugar content of smoothies and other popular blended drinks. Züeit® Sucralose dispels this concern, being non-cariogenic and not contributing to tooth decay. Sucralose is the preferred sweetener in many oral hygiene products, including tooth pastes, mouth washes and specialized dental aids.

Characteristics and Taste
Züeit® Sucralose is a free-flowing white/off-white crystalline powder that blends easily with other dry ingredients or dissolves in aqueous solutions. It may be combined with bulking agents such as Polydextrose or Maltodextrin. In a world of high-intensity sweeteners in which many tend to leave an unfavorable aftertaste, Züeit® Sucralose leaves a clean, sweet finish in the mouth. In independent taste tests, sucralose was reported to have a similar taste and sensory profile to sugar. It may also be blended with other sweeteners to achieve specific taste profiles.

Kosher and Halal Certification/ Non-Infringing Process
Kosher and Halal Certification: Züeit® Sucralose is certified by United States offices of KOF-K and IFANCA for Kosher and Halal use respectively. Proprietary/Non-Infringing Manufacturing Process. Züeit® Sucralose was the first sucralose manufactured outside the U.S.A. Extensive scientific expertise and experience developing a proprietary non-infringing manufacturing process over the last several years, has enabled the research group to continually improve and streamline manufacturing systems. This results in a higher purity, batch consistency and manufacturing efficiencies that other offshore sucralose suppliers are still working to accomplish.



Revision Date: 06/13/2013