Nestlé and Chromocell Extend Collaboration to Find Alternatives to Salt

Nestlé and Chromocell Corporation, a life sciences company focused on the discovery of novel ingredients, have agreed to extend their collaborative effort to reduce sodium in foods.

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VEVEY, Switzerland and NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 28, 2016 (PRNewswire) — Nestlé and Chromocell Corporation, a life sciences company focused on the discovery of novel ingredients, have agreed to extend their collaborative effort to reduce sodium in foods. The continuation of the joint effort underscores the commitment both companies share to develop nutritious, tasty foods with less salt.

Nestlé will continue to provide funding to Chromocell to utilise its proprietary Chromovert® Technology, to identify natural compounds that provide similar or equally pleasing tastes to salt.

The continued collaboration builds on the successful identification of numerous compounds that enable sodium reduction. As these compounds move through development towards product launch, the two companies will focus on finding additional natural compounds that enable further sodium reduction across a broad range of products.

Sean Westcott, Head of Nestlé's R&D centre in Solon, Ohio, said: "We are pleased to extend our partnership with Chromocell as part of our continued commitment to reducing the sodium in our food and beverages, to provide healthier choices while retaining the same great taste."

Chromocell Chief Executive Officer, Christian Kopfli, said, "We are thrilled to support NestlĂ©'s continued efforts to reduce sodium and promote public health.  The longstanding partnership has produced tangible results and we look forward to providing additional solutions to our partner."

About Nestlé S.A.

NestlĂ© is the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, enhancing lives with science-based nutrition and health solutions for all stages of life, helping consumers care for themselves and their families. We are committed to reducing the amount of sodium in our foods and beverages to provide healthier choices while retaining the same great taste. For more information, please visit http://www.nestle.com/csv/nutrition/salt-reduction 

About Chromocell Corporation

Chromocell is focused on the identification and development of novel food and beverage ingredients, as well as therapeutics. We use naturally-occurring systems that mimic human biology as part of our discovery platform. This is particularly suited for innovative research in taste and aroma. Chromocell has established long-term collaborations with industry leaders where the capabilities of Chromovert® technology provide a strong competitive edge for the development of novel products.

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