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Guangdong Food Industry Institute/L&P Food Ingredients Vindicated

September 30, 2008
Guangdong Food Industry Institute (GDFII/L&P Food), a leading and first manufacturer of Sucralose in China, announced that Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued his initial determination on Tate & Lyle's Section 337 complaint (docket# 337-TA-604). The complaint alleged infringement of process patents relating to the production of sucralose and certain intermediate compounds. Judge Bullock's determination states that GDFII/L&P do not infringe any of the Sucralose patents alleged by Tate & Lyle.

Mr. Wang Sanyong, a corporate officer of GDFII/L&P Food said, "We are ecstatic with the determination handed down by the ITC. The initial determination has reaffirmed the strength and innovation of our capability and processes, and the integrity of our Sucralose technology and our company."

Roger Matkin, CEO of Ingredient Specialties Inc., the international marketing and distribution arm of L&P/GDFII, echoed Wang's remarks by saying, "The International Trade Commission has reassured the international business community and consumers alike, that our manufacturing partner's years of Sucralose research and development were not done in vain. They [ITC] confirmed what we have known for years - that GDFII/L&P has indeed created a unique way to manufacture Sucralose that competes fairly in world markets. This expected positive determination fuels our planned marketing and sales expansion of our Zueit Sucralose brand worldwide to established multinationals and smaller
manufacturers alike."

Guangdong Food Industry Institute/L&P Food Ingredient Co. Ltd. (GDFII/L&P) is a specialty ingredients manufacturer that pioneered the development and manufacturing of Sucralose in China. GDFII/L&P also engages in the production of many new and innovative nutraceutical and health food ingredients, including polyphenols, functional food/dietary fibers, and other natural and plant derived ingredients. GDFII/L&P, headquartered in Guangdong Province, China, in alliance with Ingredient Specialties Inc. in Exeter, California, provides a global distribution network that markets Zueit brand sucralose to the food, beverage, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries as a high-intensity, non-caloric sweetener. Zueit is a trademark of Ingredient Specialties Inc. Exeter, California.

For more information, visit www.gdfii.com or www.ingredientspecialties.com.