sugar & sweeteners

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
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