sugar & sweeteners

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
12 Apr 2019
--- Last week marked one year since the UK imposed a sugar tax on soft drinks in a bid to cut rising obesity rates, especially in children. Pushing up the price of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) across Britain, the sugar levy... Read More
01 Apr 2019
--- The plant-based and “free-from” movements are “picking up steam across global food and beverage markets” and monk fruit is becoming a front-running sweetener solution that meets consumer demands. This... Read More
22 Mar 2019
--- Replacing sugar is technologically challenging because its functionality is not only related to the sweetness perception but also to the texture, making the overall sensory experience broader than just about sweetness. This... Read More
21 Mar 2019
--- Stevia sweeteners specialist PureCircle has been given the green light for expanded use and applications of its “next generation” stevia leaf sweetener, Reb M, in Singapore, opening up opportunities for food and... Read More
05 Mar 2019
--- DSM has announced the establishment of Avansya V.O.F., a 50:50 joint venture between Cargill and DSM. Both parties announced their intention to establish this joint venture on November 8, 2018 subject to regulatory... Read More
01 Mar 2019
--- Swiss-headquartered biotechnology and fermentation company Evolva has completed its transformation process that began in August 2017. Releasing its latest financial results, the company says it’s seeing a solid product... Read More
28 Feb 2019
--- Supplier of flavors, botanical extracts and specialty ingredients, Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA (Bell), has launched a functional taste solution for a 30 percent reduction of sugar in beverages, dairy, ice cream and... Read More
27 Feb 2019
--- Coca-Cola Amatil has made the switch to 100 percent sustainably accredited sugar across its Australian non-alcoholic beverage portfolio. This is part of a global commitment by The Coca-Cola Company to source all priority... Read More
14 Feb 2019
--- Valentine’s Day offers consumers a chance to spoil their loved ones – and often themselves – with a surge of limited edition NPD including tasty treats and flavorful twists on popular products. In this... Read More
11 Feb 2019
--- Nordzucker is set to acquire a 70 percent majority stake in Australia's second-largest sugar producer, Mackay Sugar Limited. Nordzucker reports it is building up its production capacities outside of Europe and pursuing... Read More