Chromadex, Cargill Partner for Stevia Quality-Control

November 10, 2008

ChromaDex (Irvine, CA) and Cargill (Wayzata, MN) have partnered to standardize the quality of stevia-related products, ChromaDex announced on November 10.

ChromaDex (Irvine, CA) and Cargill (Wayzata, MN) have partnered to standardize the quality of stevia-related products, ChromaDex announced on November 10.

Since there was previously no standard to evaluate stevia-based products, new analytical reference methods will provide industry standards set for rebiana, the company said.

“Not all stevia sweeteners are created equal, and it will be important for companies using stevia ingredients to select the right standards and analytical methods in differentiating products that meet requirements for food use,” said Frank Jaksch, co-founder of ChromaDex.

“For rebiana, we not only developed the specifications for this new sweetener, but we also created the methods and systems to insure that our product is consistent…” said Zanna McFerson, business director of Truvia, Cargill’s new rebiana sweetener.