Sugar & Sweeteners

KEY INTERVIEW: Cargill Targets New Routes in Sugar Reduction

27 Mar 2017 --- Clean label and sugar reduction are high on the agenda for many of today’s food manufacturers. Oliggo-Fiber chicory root fiber, from Cargill, is one potential solution to help food & beverage manufacturers capitalize on these key consumer trends. This ingredient is a naturally-sourced fructan, which is extracted from the chicory root. The versatile solution offers many functional product development benefits, as well as providing benefits to human health.

Tate & Lyle Launches Crystalline Allulose, Their Latest Sugar Reduction Solution

23 Mar 2017 --- Tate & Lyle PLC have announced a line extension to DOLCIA PRIMA Allulose, a low-calorie sweetening solution that provides the full taste and enjoyment of sugar, but without all the calories. The new DOLCIA PRIMA Crystalline Allulose offers all of the same benefits as DOLCIA PRIMA Allulose Syrup, and opens up new categories and applications such as tabletop sweeteners, dry beverage and meal replacement mixes, fat-based creams and chocolate confectionery.

20% Sugar Reduction is “Impossible”, Says UK Food and Drink Trade Body

23 Mar 2017 --- An executive of the UK’s Food and Drink Federation has warned how the government’s 20% sugar reduction drive - a program to seriously reduce the amount of sugar across British food and beverages - is not “technically” possible and, on top of that, will not be accepted by consumers. 

ADM Launches New Sweeteners Made with Stevia and Monk Fruit

17 Mar 2017 --- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is bringing two new sweetener brands, SweetRight stevia and VerySweet monk fruit, to the market. These two new additions to the ADM portfolio, sourced through ADM’s partnership with GLG Life Tech Corporation, offer food and beverage product developers all the benefits of stevia and monk fruit, as well as access to ADM’s extensive ingredient portfolio, formulations expertise and blending capabilities. ADM’s global distribution network provides the added assurance that these ingredients are readily available. 

Tate & Lyle and Sweet Green Fields Announce Distribution Partnership for Stevia Solutions

17 Mar 2017 --- Tate & Lyle PLC and Sweet Green Fields, one of the largest privately held, fully integrated global stevia ingredient companies, have announced that they have entered into an exclusive partnership to deliver innovative stevia ingredients and solutions to customers around the world. 

FDA Issues GRAS for SweeGen’s Reb-M Sweetener

03 Mar 2017 --- SweeGen and Ingredion Incorporated have announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) No Objection Letter for BESTEVIA Reb-M stevia sweetener for use as a general purpose sweetener for food and beverage applications in the United States. 

SweeGen Commercializes New Reb-M Stevia Product

22 Feb 2017 --- SweeGen, Inc. have announced the successful commercialization of its Bestevia Reb-M, the company’s non-caloric and high purity stevia sweetener with an unparalleled, clean, sweet taste, which is comparable to regular table sugar. 

German Fruit Juice Producer Uses Stevia as a Natural Sweetener

17 Feb 2017 --- Part of the job at Glockengold Fruchtsaft AG is to taste fruit juice, ice teas, soft drinks and mineral water with around 30 million liters a year leaving the German company after being poured into beverage cartons labeled with a bell logo to signify the old belfry town of Laucha.

Royal Cosun Reports Decline in Sugar

10 Feb 2017 --- Royal Cosun have announced an increase in its profit for 2016 in comparison with 2015. The projected decline in the profit on sugar was offset by firmer results on other activities, especially potatoes. The cooperative will pay €44.15 ($46.98) per ton of quota beet supplied during the 2016 campaign. 

New 3D Sweetener to Hit the Hot Drinks Market

23 Jan 2017 --- Lampados International Ltd. will launch Liteez, a next-gen sweetener, at the ISM show in Cologne, 29.01.2017- 01.02.2017. This dual-purpose meringue kiss sweetener that can melt in your coffee/hot drink as well as be enjoyed as an ultra-low calorie sweet treat.

Bayn Opens for New Business Model with Barentz to Replace Stevia Distribution Contract

16 Jan 2017 --- Bayn Europe and Barentz have mutually agreed upon the termination of their exclusive stevia distribution contract in Europe effective from Sep 2016, a new cooperation model is under discussion. The decision comes after mutual evaluation of market potential and business strategies, and it opens up for Bayn Europe to work also with other solution driven partners to reach more food and beverage companies for healthy sugar reduction in Europe.

Holista Collaborates with Nobel Prize Nominee For World’s First Low-GI Sugar With All-Natural Ingredients

09 Jan 2017 --- Holista CollTech Limited have announced that it has collaborated with 2017 Nobel Prize Nominee and emerging thought leader in carbohydrate chemistry, Daryl Thompson, to file a patent for the world’s first lowGlycemic Index (“GI”) sugar made out of all-natural ingredients. 

Fructose: Fact Versus Fiction

02 Jan 2017 --- In recent years, food and beverage manufacturers have often found themselves caught in the middle of shifting attitudes and consumer confusion surrounding sweeteners. On the one hand, consumers want great taste. It’s the top driver for food and beverage purchase decisions. On the other hand, many consumers worldwide have made reducing sugar and calorie intake a top priority. 

Tereos Announces Purchase of Petrobras’ Stake in Guarani

02 Jan 2017 --- Tereos have announced the signing of an agreement to purchase the 45.97% stake in Guarani. held by Petrobras, through its subsidiary Petrobras Biocombustível, for a consideration of $202 million. 

Tate & Lyle Celebrate 40 Years of Sucralose Success

20 Dec 2016 --- Tate & Lyle PLC are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the discovery of sucralose in 1976. It is also 16 years since Tate & Lyle’s sucralose production facility in McIntosh, Alabama, US, the world’s first commercial-scale sucralose production facility, began production in December 2000.

Pivotal Evolva Stevia Sweetener Patent Receives US Notice of Allowance

19 Dec 2016 --- Evolva have announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance for a pivotal patent application (US 2013/0171328) from the US Patent & Trademark Office covering the most commercially viable production method for manufacturing the best-tasting steviol glycosides. This grant is expected to occur early 2017.

US Heart Association Chief Calls for Sugary Drinks Taxation Based on Sugar Content

15 Dec 2016 --- The head of the American Heart Association is getting behind calls to tax sugary drinks by sugar content, claiming this is the most effective method to curb obesity and other health problems associated with consuming too much sugar. 

Cafes Criticized for Loading Sugar into Cakes

06 Dec 2016 --- Campaign group Action on Sugar has revealed new research showing so-called ‘fruity cakes’ on sale in popular coffee shops like Starbucks and Pret a Manger are loaded with sugar - in some cases three times the daily recommended intake for a child in just one slice. 

Tosmur Group Expand Footprint in Romania

02 Dec 2016 --- Turkish company, Tosmur Group have announced its first project outside Turkey, the setup of a modern state of the art crystalline fructose and maltodextrin plant in Romania to be commissioned in early 2019.

Symrise Launches Solution to Sweetness for Reduced-Sugar Products

15 Nov 2016 --- Symrise NA report that SymLife Sweet, a series of flavors under their Taste for Life Platform that provides sweetness modulation solutions in a variety of food products, is taking hold among food and beverage companies.