sugar & sweeteners

02 Dec 2022
--- Addressing a changing global regulatory landscape for F&B players, Kerry has launched a digital tool designed to support manufacturers in optimizing the nutritional profile of products while being aware of the various... Read More
17 Nov 2022
--- UK-based Tate & Lyle is expanding its portfolio of reduced sugar alternatives, entering the erythritol business with its Erytesse Erythritol launch, that has 70% of the sweetness of sucrose, a similar temporal profile... Read More
09 Nov 2022
--- Agri-cooperatives and European farmers’ are fearful that the “scandalous and dangerous” Mercosur trade agreement with the EU could be brought back to the negotiating table following the election of Lula Da... Read More
01 Nov 2022
--- The EU Commission has published specifications authorizing PureCircle by Ingredion’s range of steviol glycosides produced via bioconversion – Reb D, Reb M and Reb AM. Helen Hook, sugar reduction and specialty... Read More
31 Oct 2022
--- A sedentary lifestyle and excessive sugar intake have more adverse effects on men than women, according to a new study. Men also experienced a decline in a protein called adropin – a key biomarker for cardiovascular... Read More
12 Oct 2022
--- Innova Market Insights has identified “Redefining Value” as its top F&B trend for 2023, as consumers adapt to a global cost-of-living crisis in the face of economic and political volatility. With budgets... Read More
12 Oct 2022
--- Loryma launches Lory Starch Opal, a spray-on adhesive for seeds and other decorative food seasonings. The spray is made from pregelatinized wheat starch with a focus on solubility to ease its ability to be sprayed on. The... Read More
28 Sep 2022
--- New political leaders in the UK, Italy and Sweden look set to reject taxes on unhealthy foods amid historically high inflation levels that are crippling the purchasing power of the low and middle classes. The UK’s new... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- Howtian, a supplier and producer of stevia, has achieved up to 12% average Reb A yield this season – the highest ever in the industry and a significant turning point as stevia costs approach parity with artificial... Read More
20 Sep 2022
--- UK prime minister Liz Truss faces mounting pressure not to scrap the sugar tax on soft drinks, which has been in force for several years, and keep healthy food strategies that have previously been laid out on track.... Read More
14 Sep 2022
--- No longer authorized as a food additive in the EU, titanium dioxide is officially banned across Europe, prompting more companies to innovate alternatives to what was once a key whitening ingredient across multiple food... Read More
12 Sep 2022
--- Consumers want indulgences with fewer calories to fit into their lifestyles, and taste is a priority for developing confectionery. This is fueling interest in zero-calorie sweeteners from plants such as stevia and... Read More
05 Sep 2022
--- With appealing taste experiences ever at the forefront of sugar reduction strategies, food technicians at Ingredion are exploring expanded applications for their stevia innovations and functional build back tools.Speaking to... Read More
24 Aug 2022
--- Tate & Lyle is examining how optimizing the agricultural sector’s use of fertilizers is further elevating the sustainable cultivation of stevia. Farmers at the ingredient supplier’s operations in China reveal... Read More
24 Aug 2022
--- Mandatory labels alerting customers that products containing ingredients from genetically engineered plants may hurt sales – at least in the short term – according to a new study from Penn State’s College... Read More
24 Aug 2022
--- Researchers at Michigan State University in the US have found a solution for wind turbine blades that end up in landfills - turning them into gummy bears.
11 Aug 2022
--- Researchers have revealed that incorporating banana peel flour into sugar cookie batter can make them healthier. In taste tests, cookies enriched with some banana peel flour were described as “more satisfying”... Read More
10 Aug 2022
--- Consumers are reacting to food inflation by making value choices like opting for value-packed products, discounts on offerings with marked-down prices and moving away from luxury brands to cheaper in-house brands. The... Read More
08 Aug 2022
--- A new low-calorie sweetener made from mogrosides and galactooligosaccharides may offer the same effects as artificial sweeteners with none of the negative consequences such as increased appetite or weight gain while feeding... Read More
15 Jul 2022
--- Sugar reduction continues to claim its spot as one of the most significant trends in the food sector, with industry players such as Cargill and Sweegen exploring how to reduce and eliminate sugar without sacrificing taste.