Metco Foods Inc. Sweetens Life with Svetia®
San Antonio TX. Metco S.A. de C.V is a Mexican company, pioneer in research, development and marketing of alternative sweeteners for food and beverage industry, with 20 years leading the sweeteners market. In order to expand its market to the US and other countries, Metco created a subsidiary, Metco Foods Inc, that in 2015 signed by HEB to supply Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener a non-calorie sweetener made from stevia extract and cane sugar as a bulking agent or carrier. The company’s goal is to develop high quality products that provide great benefits to health and human nutrition.
As a part of its strategy to expand its successful operations into the US, Metco Foods Inc. joined the International Business Development Center (IBDC) in 2014. The IBDC, a program of Free Trade Alliance San Antonio which provides support to foreign companies seeking to establish or expand into the United States, provided Metco Foods Inc with the necessary connections with industry experts to establish itself in the American market successfully.
In 2015 Metco Foods Inc successfully signed as an HEB supplier which has given its products high visibility and has provided a doorway for its other brands in the US market. They have several certifications and awards such as Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000), Kosher Certification and a facility registered with the FDA.
Metco’s goal is to maintain a high competitiveness with products such as Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener, which has a great natural taste without bitter after-taste. In sweeteners based on stevia extract as Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener, the sweet-tasting components are scientifically called steviol glycosides, which can be anywhere from 200 to 350 times sweeter than sugar – but all without calories. The steviol glycoside with the best sweetener properties is rebaudioside A (Reb A), which is used in Svetia® as a high intensity sweetener. Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener also uses cane sugar but only as a bulking agent or carrier, which provides so few calories per serving that Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener meets the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for no-calorie foods (less than 5 calories per serving).
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SVETIA® Calorie – Free Sweetener is made with cane sugar and stevia extract. One packet of SVETIA® contains only one gram of carbohydrates. People with diabetes are advised to check with their registered dietitian or physician.