October 31/London/Press Release -- Tate & Lyle signed an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Eminate Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Nottingham for its salt reduction technology.

Per a company announcement, the product, currently known as Soda-Lo®, enables added salt levels to be reduced by up to 30% in foods such as bread, pizza bases, pastry, savory pie fillings, cheese and baked snacks. Soda-Lo, the statement claims, is a clean-label salt product that enables salt content to be reduced in food without loss of flavor or structure.

Under the license agreement, Tate & Lyle will assume responsibility for commercializing the technology on a global basis including manufacturing, product development, sales and marketing. Tate & Lyle plans to commence a global rollout of the product in 2012.

From the October 31, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News.