sugar & sweeteners

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16 Sep 2019
--- Danish sugar processor Nordic Sugar, a member of Germany’s Nordzucker Group, has begun the harvest and processing of sugar beets, referred to as its “beet campaign,” at its Polish plant. Nordzucker expects... Read More
12 Sep 2019
--- Silent reformulation should lead the way in product calorie reduction moving forward, but better research is necessary regarding the optimal way to communicate such changes to the consumer. Ciarán Forde, Senior... Read More
28 Aug 2019
--- In a report centered on Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Ireland-headquartered Kerry stresses the importance of a localized approach when communicating with consumers in this region, as perceptions of... Read More
26 Aug 2019
--- Scientists have long been divided on the best way to manage industry involvement in diet and health research, according to a study from the University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Cambridge, which is exploring ways... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Producer and innovator of stevia sweeteners PureCircle is launching an ice cream with no added sugar, set to debut at the end of the month in Chicago, US. The “gourmet” ice cream will initially be distributed... Read More
12 Aug 2019
--- Start-ups play a crucial role in helping big corporations bring key trends, such as sustainability and personalized nutrition, to consumers. This is according to Caroline Bijkerk, Global Partnerships Manager at StartLife,... Read More
06 Aug 2019
--- In a bid to offer more portion control options for consumers, confectionery giant Mondelēz International plans to lower the calorie count of all its UK brand Cadbury’s chocolate and wider biscuit offerings –... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- Australia’s second-largest sugar milling company, Mackay Sugar Limited, has announced that a majority of its farmer-shareholders (75 percent) have voted in support of a takeover by German sugar producer Nordzucker AG.... Read More
29 Jul 2019
--- Israel-based Better Juice, Ltd., branded as the “first food-tech start-up to develop technology to reduce all types of sugars in orange juice,” and Brazillian producer of orange juice concentrate, Citrosuco, are... Read More
23 Jul 2019
--- SweeGen, Inc.’s non-GMO Bestevia Reb E stevia leaf sweetener has passed more regulatory criteria, specifically that cited in Health Canada’s List of Permitted Sweeteners of Steviol Glycosides. The nature-based... Read More
17 Jul 2019
--- The use of sweeteners is barreling towards the mainstream. Major industry players are gravitating toward sweetener reformulations and inspiring innovation to respond to the growing need for sugar reduction. From tapping... Read More
19 Jun 2019
--- Israeli food-tech company DouxMatok has secured US$22 million in a series B funding round for its sugar reduction solution that enables a reduction of “sugar with sugar.” By increasing the efficiency of sugar... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- Queen Mary University London is calling on Public Health England (PHE) to include cakes and biscuits in its calorie reduction program following a recent UK study examining fat content in retailers’ own-label and... Read More
23 May 2019
--- As sugar becomes more central to the obesity debate, its reduction is becoming a major dietary target for many consumers. This is manifesting itself most clearly in the Baby Boomer demographic (born 1946-1964). Innova Market... Read More
07 May 2019
--- Taste preferences for bitter or sweet beverages are not based on variations in our taste genes, but rather genes related to the psychoactive properties of these drinks, according to new research by Northwestern Medicine.... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- A widely used agricultural neonicotinoid (pesticide) – also referred to as “neonic” – called clothianidin causes honey bees to become more susceptible to deadly varroa mites, according to a... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- Over the years, consumers have increasingly demanded reduced-sugar foods and beverages which taste good. As a result, sugar reformulation has been top-of-mind for many key players in the sugar and natural sweetener space.... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- A new report by North Carolina State University (NC State) and the US National Dairy Council (NDC) is reviewing the options available to the dairy industry to reduce sugar in dairy products. Published in the Journal of Dairy... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- The US mainstream commercial adoption of allulose looks closer than ever after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will allow the low-calorie sweetener to be excluded from total and added sugars... Read More
17 Apr 2019
--- Harmful compounds – some with carcinogenic potential – may form when sucralose-containing foods such as canned vegetables or baked goods are heated, a German Federal Institute (BfR) report has warned. However, in... Read More
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