sugar & sweeteners

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15 Apr 2021
--- SweeGen’s next-generation Bestevia Rebaudioside M (Reb M) stevia sweetener is in its final phase before the European Union publishes approval in a few months, according to sugar reduction specialists.
05 Apr 2021
--- Imbibe has launched Ingredients by Imbibe, a new platform that offers the company’s high-performing ingredients to external R&D teams. Imbibe’s ingredient portfolio includes The Senses, a suite of taste... Read More
05 Apr 2021
--- MeliBio, the California-based start-up making real honey without bees, has recently closed US$850,000 in a pre-seed round funding edging it closer to having its first product on the market, slated for late 2021.
25 Mar 2021
--- Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the business and assets of port refiner Imperial Sugar Company to U.S. Sugar, a privately held agri-business based in Clewiston, Florida, US. LDC... Read More
16 Mar 2021
--- SweeGen’s highly soluble and zero-calorie stevia solution Bestevia Rebaudioside B (Reb B) has been granted Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) approval in the US market. This distinction from the US Food and Drug... Read More
02 Mar 2021
--- F&B manufacturers continue to struggle with reformulating recipes without sugar. Meanwhile, consumer expectations for taste, mouthfeel, texture and shelf life cannot be compromised. Following the company’s launch... Read More
23 Feb 2021
--- The drive toward healthier food choices will remain robust in sweet treats throughout this year, as emphasized in Innova Market Insights’ latest report. Indulgent taste is essential to confectionery, sweet bakery, ice... Read More
22 Feb 2021
--- Alongside sugar reduction being high on the agenda for many global policymakers, there is also an increased focus on its environmental impact. According to Kerry, the production of sugar exacts a large environmental toll in... Read More
29 Jan 2021
--- Israel-based DouxMatok is targeting accelerated growth for its Incredo Sugar – a sugar reduction solution based on real cane sugar – with an upcoming North American rollout. The offering could provide relief to... Read More
25 Jan 2021
--- Global tropical fruit processor Frutco and plant-based ingredient supplier Fooditive have teamed up to fight food waste with a new sweetener line in Europe based on banana peels. As part of the collaboration, Fooditive and... Read More
20 Jan 2021
--- Swiss biotech company Evolva has launched L-arabinose, a natural sugar blocker used in food and beverages. The company is having commercial discussions with its major customers to supply the first volumes for 2021.
18 Jan 2021
--- Sweeteners are instrumental in a longer-term sugar reduction strategy, while hitting the benchmarks of naturality and functionality remains a strong focal point. Speaking to FoodIngredientsFirst, industry’s leading... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- Expanding its toolbox of stevia-based rebaudiosides, SweeGen is commercializing Bestevia Rebaudioside N (Reb N). The zero-calorie natural stevia molecule is produced through a patented bioconversion technology from the... Read More
22 Dec 2020
--- Israel-based Galam is targeting the UK sweeteners market, as the imminent Brexit presents opportunities for “tariff-free goods.” Itay Vilder, vice president of global sales at Galam, tells FoodIngredientsFirst... Read More
21 Dec 2020
--- The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America has signed a distribution agreement with Sensus America to distribute chicory root fiber in the US. The move comes amid a heightened focus on ingredients that... Read More
07 Dec 2020
--- Ocean Spray has partnered with Amai Proteins to roll out a cranberry juice that features roughly 40 percent less sugar. It uses a “hyper-sweet” designer protein that is marketed as “thousands of times... Read More
01 Dec 2020
--- Tate & Lyle has acquired Sweet Green Fields (SGF), a global stevia solutions business. The deal simplifies the existing relationship of both companies by creating a fully integrated supply chain and commercial... Read More
24 Nov 2020
--- Some of the largest food companies have joined forces to slam UK government proposals that could see online junk food ads – including products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) food – banned in Britain. Major... Read More
17 Nov 2020
--- Some corners of the chocolate market are becoming more specialized as consumers seek sugar-free and dairy-free options. Conversely, cost-effective and comforting milk chocolate varieties are also seeing increased interest,... Read More
30 Oct 2020
--- SweeGen has expanded its natural sweetener portfolio with the commercial production of Bestevia Reb I, a next-generation high-purity stevia sweetener.
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