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Stevia producer to extend its sweetener supply to Mexico and the Eastern U.S. by partnering with FX Morales y Asociados S.A. de C.V. and Atlantic Ingredients 

Bellingham, Wash. – October 30, 2012 – Sweet Green Fields, a leading U.S. based global producer of stevia extracts, today announced it is expanding its distribution footprint thanks to partnerships with FX Morales y Asociados S.A. de C.V. and Atlantic Ingredients. The agreements will allow Sweet Green Fields to significantly grow its distribution platforms to the Mexican and Eastern U.S. markets.

“As a fully vertically integrated stevia producer, Sweet Green Fields offers food manufacturers a superior product that can be trusted and controlled from beginning to end,” said Dean Francis, CEO of Sweet Green Fields. “Thanks to our new local partners, we will be able to expand our reach and offer our product to companies looking to enter the ‘right calorie segment’ by including stevia and sugar blends shown to reduce calories up to 50-percent without sacrificing on flavor.”

FX Morales is a well-respected distributor of food ingredients with an excellent reputation in the Mexican food processing market. Some of FX Morales’ large multinational customers include Grupo Gamesa (Frito Lay, Pepsico, Quaker, Gatorade), Grupo Bimbo, Grupo Maseca, Kellogg, Nestle, Kraft, Unilever and Bristol Myers Squibb.

“As the main distributor for Sweet Green Fields in the Mexican market, we are in a great position to bring these high quality products to our clients,” said Francisco Xavier Morales , President  of FX Morales. “Demand for stevia is increasing and we look forward to introducing Sweet Green Fields products to our offerings to provide our customers with superior stevia and stevia blends.”

Atlantic Ingredients is a trusted supplier to the food processing, pharmaceutical, and health and nutrition industries headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C. The company supplies more than 800 ingredient items and is expert in the area of liquid and dry sugar blending from its plant and warehouse locations throughout the East Coast.  Atlantic Ingredients also supports its customer with a broad range of additional services through its affiliated companies in transportation, specialty logistics, and new product development.

“The additions of Sweet Green Fields stevia exacts opens a new door for us to more broadly meet our customers current and future needs” say Phil Gentlesk, Jr., Vice President, Marketing for Atlantic Ingredients.  “SGF brings the science-based approach to its product line our customers need to create superior products”.

Sweet Green Fields is known for its industry-leading and patented practices while operating as a global, vertically integrated supplier, guaranteeing quality and control in every step of the process, from seed to final sweetener. With this latest announcement, the company continues to demonstrate that it is an industry leader in offering cost effective stevia based sweetening solutions that will power the innovative progress of the general food industry.

For additional information, visit www.sweetgreenfields.com.

About F.X. Morales y Asociados
FX Morales y Asociados is a distributor of food ingredients that enjoys an excellent reputation in the Mexican food processing market. The company began operations in 1988 and is headquartered in the northeastern city of Monterrey, Mexico. Their customers include most of the major food processors serving the food manufacturing segments of baked goods, meats, dairy, confectionary, powdered drinks, breakfast cereals, cereal bars, and other segments. They have been generating business for themselves and for their principals displacing around 26,000 metric tons of food ingredients of different origins. They base their efforts in providing their customers with the best creative solutions that add value to their customer processes. http://www.fxm.com.mx/

About Atlantic Ingredients
Atlantic Ingredients has been a trusted supplier to the food processing, pharmaceutical, and health/nutrition industries for more than 30 years.  Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, the company supplies more than 800 ingredient items from warehouse locations throughout the east coast.  Atlantic Ingredients supports its customer base with a broad range of additional services through its affiliated companies in transportation, specialty logistics, and new product development. www.atlanticingredients.com.

About Sweet Green Fields

Sweet Green Fields LLC is one of the largest, privately held, fully integrated global stevia ingredient companies. The company integrates the scientific model in three key areas to create extraordinarily tasting naturally sweetened stevia products : Product Development & Formulation; Agriculture Research & Development, and Extraction & Supply Chain Excellence. With a vertically integrated stevia supply chain from seed to final sweetener, Sweet Green Fields LLC markets natural sweeteners globally to food and beverage companies, and provides formulation assistance, with the ability to adjust the sweetness level to the highest and minimalist degrees. Sweet Green Fields LLC has formulated reduced sugar applications in beverages, dairy, baking and confectionary. For more information visit www.sweetgreenfields.com.

Media Contact:
Shasha YU
Marketing Director
syu@sweetgreenfields.com