SOURCE: GLG Life Tech

April 14, 2010 12:08 ET

Statement of GLG Life Tech's Executive Vice President, International Affairs David Bishop Regarding the Positive European Food Safety Authority Safety Assessment for Stevia

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  "GLG Life Tech applauds the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) positive opinion on the safety of steviol glycosides. Stevia is an important option for food and beverage manufacturers as it is a natural, healthy, pure-tasting and calorie-free alternative to other sweeteners. Stevia enables food and beverage manufacturers to provide consumers with healthier choices. This is a significant step forward for the industry and we look forward to introducing our high quality stevia extracts in Europe.

GLG Life Tech is well positioned to take advantage of EFSA's findings. We plan to collaborate with current and potential customers to develop and deliver products made with stevia to European grocery shelves.

We are confident that our capabilities and investment in a global business infrastructure enables us to be the leading supplier for this new market. We tripled production capacity of our high quality stevia extracts during 2009 which positions GLG Life Tech to meet anticipated demand for the European marketplace."

Contact Information

  • David Bishop is available today for further comment. Please contact Micah Hirschfield at 713-513-9516 or Email Contact to set up an interview.

    Contact:
    Micah Hirschfield
    Fleishman-Hillard on behalf of GLG Life Tech
    713-513-9516 office
    512-799-5520 mobile
    Email Contact