(Reuters) - British food ingredients maker Tate & Lyle (LON:TATE) Plc said it remained on track to deliver profit growth for 2018 in line with guidance after sales volumes picked up pace in the three months to December.

The company, which sells corn syrup and other ingredients to food and drink makers, said sales volume growth accelerated in both of its speciality food ingredients and bulk ingredients divisions in the three-month period.