Sweetness, composition, nutritional aspects, functional characteristics and applications of nutritive sweeteners (i.e., sugar/sucrose, dextrose, fructose, invert, corn sweeteners, honey, high fructose corn syrup, maple syrup, molasses, malt, fruit juice, polyols) and high intensity sweeteners (i.e., aspartame/Nutrasweet,, aspartic acid, neotame,saccharine, acesulfame potassium (ace-k), sucralose) as well as natural sweeteners (i.e., stevia, luo han guo, agave).

  • Food Product Design Survival Guides Consistently Receive High Engagement, Interest
    VIRGO (vpico.com), an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, recently launched topic-focused, downloadable Survival Guides under the Food Product Design brand, which ...More
    4 hours ago Posted in News, Colors
  • Sugar Reduction Demands Spur Sweetener Innovation
    The average American consumes 22.2 teaspoons (355 calories) of added sugars daily, which greatly exceeds the recommendation of the American Heart Association, Dallas, of no more than 100 calories for women and 150 calories for men each day of added sugars. ...More
    April 14, 2014 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal
  • FDA Issues Guidance on Proper Labeling of Honey
    FDA Issues Guidance on Proper Labeling of Honey
    FDA issued a draft guidance stating food companies and other producers that add sweeteners to honey have to alert consumers by labeling their products as a “blend." Only manufacturers that do not add sugar, corn syrup or other sweeteners should label their products as ...More
    April 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • The Resurrection of Erythritol
    Sugar alcohols have been used in the food industry for years,  so why am I seeing a resurrection of erythritol in food products—and not just candy and gum, but ice cream and cookies too? ...More
    April 8, 2014 Posted in Blog, Bakery / Cereal
  • Court Leans on FDA, Dismisses Evaporated Cane Juice Labeling Lawsuit
    In the lawsuit against Santa Cruz Natural, Inc., plaintiffs have relied on 2009 draft guidance from FDA, which expressed the view that evaporated cane juice is not the common or usual name of any type of sweetener. But FDA is seeking additional comments on its draft ...More
    April 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • Cargill, Copersucar Form Global Sugar Joint Venture
    Cargill and Copersucar are combining their global sugar trading activities into a new 50/50 joint venture that will originate, commercialize and trade raw and white sugar. The joint venture will build on build on both companies capabilities of increasing the efficiency, ...More
    April 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • Few Support Soda Tax, Portion Size Restrictions
    Amid an ongoing debate over taxing sugary drinks to fight the nation's obesity epidemic, new research published in the journal Preventive Medicine indicates soft drink manufacturers may not need to worry about decreased consumption caused by a soda tax. The recent study ...More
    March 31, 2014 Posted in News
  • Tate & Lyle Expands Operations in Japan
    Tate & Lyle opened a new office in Tokyo to facilitate the growth of its specialty food ingredients business in Asia Pacific. The expansion of its direct sales capabilities in Japan will provide the company with a better understanding of the challenges faced by its ...More
    March 25, 2014 Posted in News, Fiber
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