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Metco Foods Inc.: Its Challenges and Goals

 San Antonio TX.  Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is a natural origin, zero-calorie sweetener that blends its main ingredient, stevia extract, with cane sugar as a bulking agent or carrier. Cane sugar as bulking agent 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).

This alternative sweetener is produced by Metco Foods Inc., a subsidiary of Metco S.A. DE C.V., a Mexican company consolidated in the sugar market for more than 20 years. The company that took on the challenge of creating a low calorie sweetener that also tastes good. Metco has become a leader in its field.

Since it started up, Metco’s priority has been to offer quality products and advances in the field of sweeteners, moving subsequently to non-caloric sweeteners of high technology and biotechnology in food.

In 2014, the company was awarded the 6th American Express Corporate Card Award for most innovative company.

“Our portfolio of products derived from our own research and development, undoubtedly our great strength, and they are the result of our efforts to support the national industry,” said its founder Hector Alvarez de la Cadena, during an interview for the magazine Mexiconow, on its November-December, 2015, issue.

“They have been very good years, with testing and learning in an environment that  challenges you every day, so we will continue to work under three basic concepts: health, nutrition and innovation” added Mr. Alvarez de la Cadena.

Mr. Álvarez de la Cadena said that Metco has formed alliances with the prestigious research institutions such as the Mexican National Polytechnic Institute, The Center of Research and Applied Biotechnology and the Mexican Association of Nutrition and Diabetes. Thanks to those alliances Metco has registered 16 patents and a similar number of investigations are in the registration process.

Metco’s goal is to maintain a high competitiveness with products such as Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener.

Currently Metco exports to United States, Spain, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and El Salvador

You can find Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener in all HEB supermarkets across Texas or online at and get it.


Innovation and Loyalty Drive METCO Success, Editor’s Inervie, MEXICONOW, NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2015, pp. 66-68.


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.



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