sugar & sweeteners

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.
29 Oct 2020
--- DouxMatok and Lantic, a North American sugar manufacturer, are collaborating to deliver a unique sugar reduction solution based on cane sugar to food companies in North America.
07 Sep 2020
--- The growing need for sugar reduction sees renewed interest from formulators seeking new approaches to averting sugar taxes, making products taste good while keeping sweetness profiles low. Key suppliers highlight how the... Read More
17 Aug 2020
--- PureCircle and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have reached a settlement for US$575,000, which marks the end of a claim regarding stevia products imported into the US between 2014 and 2016. While the company refutes... Read More
29 Jul 2020
--- Food Standards Australia, New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed and approved SweeGen’s Bestevia Reb E stevia sweetener as a food additive. Under the Food Standards Code, FSANZ has approved a new specification for the... Read More
21 Jul 2020
--- Tate & Lyle has launched Sweetener-Vantage Expert Systems, a set of new and innovative sweetener solution design tools, together with an education program, which are designed to help formulators create sugar-reduced food... Read More
07 Jul 2020
--- Better Juice, Ltd, the first food-tech start-up to develop technology to reduce all types of sugars in orange juice, is now scaling up its patent-pending technology with a plan to go full scale with industrial implementation... Read More
25 Jun 2020
--- A new report published by the United Nations (UN) calls upon governments and other actors to undertake urgent measures to radically transform food systems, to ensure endemic food security and nutrition. This comes ahead of... Read More
23 Jun 2020
--- Amyris, a biotechnology company and supplier of sustainable and natural ingredients, and AB Mauri North America, a global supplier of yeast and baking ingredients, have jointly revealed an exclusive multi-year agreement for... Read More
16 Jun 2020
--- SweeGen has announced its successful commercial production of Bestevia Rebaudiosides (Reb) B, a highly soluble stevia sweetener, supported and protected by its patent properties focused on Reb B, that provides a sweet taste... Read More
12 Jun 2020
--- Asia Pacific brands now have access to an expanded portfolio of sugar reduction solutions with the regulatory approval of SweeGen’s Bestevia Rebaudiosides (Reb) D and E in Singapore, adding to the company’s... Read More