sugar & sweeteners

01 May 2020
--- Ingredion EMEA has launched its first erythritol polyol sweetener, marketed under the brand Erysta. Erythritol is a polyol made through a fermentation process and can be found naturally in some fruits and vegetables. The... Read More
23 Apr 2020
--- Producer of stevia ingredients PureCircle is now offering its proprietary NSF-02 stevia flavor solution directly to its customers. This PureCircle solution was previously distributed by a third party as a strategic option... Read More
22 Apr 2020
--- Start-up Savanna Ingredients is producing allulose – “real sugar without calories” – using power from the sun. The Germany-based company has installed solar panels on the roofs of all production and... Read More
21 Apr 2020
--- Health and naturality are in the spotlight as consumers seek foods lower in sugar. Soluble fiber and natural flavors are driving the sweeteners space, bringing a health halo to sugar-reduced foods, as well as improved... Read More
10 Apr 2020
--- Ingredion is to acquire a controlling 75 percent stake in PureCircle, a US-based manufacturer of “next-generation” stevia leaf ingredients. Sugar reduction is part of Ingredion’s growth strategy, with the... Read More
07 Apr 2020
--- Sugar reduction remains a key theme in food and beverage formulation, with global consumers increasing demand for healthier alternatives and manufacturers avoiding sugar taxes. According to Elaine Yu, President at Layn USA,... Read More
30 Mar 2020
--- Barry Callebaut has issued a progress update on The Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI), launched in 2017 at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23). The ongoing commitment is spearheaded by the world’s largest cocoa... Read More
26 Feb 2020
--- Confectionery is building on premiumization in a market that is mature but continuing to grow modestly. Despite rising concerns around sugar intake, consumers continue to demand everyday and more indulgent treats and snacks.... Read More
25 Feb 2020
--- An increasing need for health and wellness food and beverages continues to drive sugar reduction. Despite pressure building for the industry to slash sugar rates in products, consumers still crave sweet flavors. As consumers... Read More
06 Feb 2020
--- The addition of fruits and vegetables to confectionery is adding an aura of health to indulgent delights. As consumers seek sweetness from naturally derived sources, ingredient suppliers are offering up solutions to... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- Despite pressure building for the industry to slash sugar rates in their products, consumers still crave sweet flavors. Innovation in the cultures and enzymes space means these natural solutions are increasingly applied to... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- Taura Natural Ingredients used Fi Europe 2019 as a platform to launch a new range of fruit solutions that deliver the benefits of fiber without compromising on taste or texture. Jus Fruit Fibre+ was part of a range of fruit... Read More
09 Dec 2019
--- Sugar reduction and naturality in ingredients were two pronounced trends at Fi Europe 2019, held in Paris last week, which showcased an array of zero-calorie sweeteners. FoodIngredientsFirst speaks with sweetener suppliers... Read More
03 Dec 2019
--- The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has notified the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of an additional need for sugar in the US market. Consequently, the latter has increased the quantity of Mexican refined sugar... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- Nestlé Japan is launching today its “Cacao Fruit Chocolate,” introduced in the form of a KitKat. The company says that this is the first chocolate confectionery that uses dried, powdered cacao pulp as a... Read More
28 Nov 2019
--- Monk Fruit Corp., a business specializing in the supply of monk fruit with operations in China, US, Europe and New Zealand, is marketing its all natural sweetener as having “tremendous potential in the EU.” David... Read More
12 Nov 2019
--- Sugar reduction is a popular option for the three in five US consumers who would rather cut back on sugar than consume artificial sweeteners, according to an Innova Market Insights survey. Sugar-related claims continue to... Read More
30 Oct 2019
--- Sweeteners player Layn has launched a new proprietary variety of monk fruit that the company says can naturally produce 20 percent more mogrosides. These sweet components typically found in monk fruit are used as key... Read More
29 Oct 2019
--- Stevia producers SweeGen and PureCircle are scheduled to be in an upcoming litigation, with results to be decided by the US Federal District Court. This follows PureCircle’s filing of a complaint alleging patent... Read More
15 Oct 2019
--- A new report from Innova Market Insights highlights the growing sophistication of Europe’s appetite for chocolate, with a push towards premium and indulgent products clearly reflected in NPD. In line with this demand,... Read More