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Soda sales in schools fall, says ABA

The number of full-calorie soft drinks sold in schools across America has almost halved, according to a new report that examines the progress made by industry one year after the implementation of the National School Beverage Guidelines.

Nutrinova settles Ace-K patent battle

Ingredient firm Nutrinova and distributor Viachem have settled a patent infringement case related to the "unauthorized" import of sweetener acesulfame K into the United States.

CSPI, CRA campaign in favor of controversial sweetener

President Bush has been urged to revise a government report which suggests that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is responsible for obesity.

FDA gives isomaltulose health claim green light

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a non-cariogenic health claim for the carbohydrate sweetener isomaltulose.

'HFCS-free' emerging as new health claim, says Datamonitor

High fructose corn syrup is increasingly being blacklisted by food and beverage manufacturers as they attempt to market products that are perceived as 'better-for-you', says Datamonitor.

New aspartame review claims no grounds for concern

A new review of research on the safety of aspartame has concluded that suggestions of adverse effects have 'no credible scientific basis' - findings that add weight to the argument of those who stand by the sweetener's good name.

Sugar-free impacts overall confectionery markets, says Palatinit

Palatinit is taking heart from market data indicating strong potential for the sugar-free confectionery market in Europe, as it steps out of a diet and diabetic-only niche and into the mainstream.

Sweeteners struggle to replace sugar says new report

Sweeteners struggle to act as a sugar replacement in bakery products, according to a study of 13 lower-calorie and no-calorie versions.

Sweet formula for clear fruit drinks

A newsweetener formulation is designed for the booming clear fruit drink segment.

Danisco's Litesse gains FDA approval for food use

Ingredient firm Danisco has said that its Litesse polydextrose ingredient has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in almost all food and beverage categories.

Tea extract could reduce purported diabetes link

A US study presented last week claimed to establish a link between high fructose corn syrup and diabetes, particularly in children - but researchers say a compound found in tea could reduce the effect.

Syral to present new structure, sweetener capabilities

Syral is set to unveil its new sales and industrial organisation in October, following the acquisition of Tate & Lyle starch assets that is currently underway, and says it will be able to respond to customers' changing sweetener demands.

NZ officials dismiss aspartame-formaldehyde link

A link between the aspartame and formaldehyde by an organic group has been dismissed as scaremongering in a statement issued by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) this week.

Cargill Q4 earnings climb 75 percent

Cargill has reported a surge in fourth quarter net earnings, reflecting an improved performance in the majority of the group's business units for the 2007 fiscal year.

Codex questions certain sweetener, color uses

The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) is calling for comments and additional information on uses of certain compounds, including sweeteners and colors, in order to assess their inclusion in the Codex General Standards for Food Additives (GSFA).

New sweet enhancer could reduce sucralose levels

Flavor technology firm Senomyx is developing a sweetness enhancer that aims to reduce the levels of sucralose in food and beverage applications, providing significant cost benefits to manufacturers.

Nutrinova investigates low-sugar yoghurt tastes

Research conducted for Nutrinova on the impact of sweeteners on the taste of no-sugar yoghurts could help manufacturers develop better-for-you products that meet consumers' sweet taste needs, says the company.

Palsgaard expands US presence with first local facilities

Danish ingredients firm Palsgaard has opened a new US office, allowing the firm to directly supply its US customers from within the country.

Canada unveils new organic logo

The Canadian government has launched a new organic logo designed to tell consumers that they are purchasing products that are federally certified as organic.

Syngenta sales rise as focus shifts from soy to corn

Syngenta has posted strong half-year results, with growth in the firm's corn business offsetting a decline in soybean sales.

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