Bunge has announced the signature of a definitive agreement to acquire Corn Products International for around $4.8bn, a major deal that plunges it into the high-potential sweeteners market.
A US federal judge has rejected a claim that the use of the term 'all natural' on Snapple drinks was deceptive because the products contained high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Lexington Pharmaceutical is seeking global manufacturing partners for its innovative sucralose process, which it claims is greener than methods used by leading competitors.
Wild is introducing a new version of its Fruit Up sweetener, specially designed for use in fruit jelly confectionery products and angled towards helping manufacturers tap the healthy confectionery market.
The rare sugar D-psicose may be an ideal substitute for sucrose, and have the added benefits of boosting antioxidant activity and boosting shelf-life, say Japanese researchers.
Artificial additives have become "contemporary villains" and synthetic flavors are no longer acceptable to consumers, according to a new market report.
The hype surrounding stevia has been ratcheted up another notch after the US's largest supplier announced it is launching the natural sweetener beyond the dietary supplements aisle for the first time.
As the decision on patent infringement allegations in the US is pushed back by three months, UK sucralose supplier Tate & Lyle confirms its confidence in the outcome of the case, while Chinese sucralose competitors affirm their supplies will continue.
Food makers to see alternative supplies for sucralose as new manufacturer for this booming sweetener hits European markets for the first time, launching today in Amsterdam.
Manufacturers are getting more adventurous over erythritol use since it gained EU-wide approval this year, says Cargill, but the real boom will come when they can make a low-calorie claim in Europe.
Tate & Lyle has reported an 11 per cent drop in pre-tax profits to £244m (c €307.3m) for full year 2008, a result of troubles in international sugar trading and inclement exchange rates.
Galam is aiming to expand its fructose sweetener brand in the US as new supplies come on-stream that can meet demand for natural sweeteners, particularly for beverages.
Cargill yesterday gave a name to its stevia brand, further to the publication of an overview of the science supporting the use of rebiana as a sweetener.
A new joint venture by DuPont and Danisco aims to develop what could be the first large-scale non-food ethanol production, which could lighten the pressure of biofuels on the food industry.
A specific genetic variation may help explain why some people consume more sugary foods than others.
A growing body of research is questioning the usefulness of low-calorie sweeteners in stemming weight gain, according to an editorial in JAMA, which could have an impact on diet food development.
Some food and beverage manufacturers may switch from high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to sugar as a result of high corn prices, but this is only likely to be the case for relatively small scale users, according to a consultant.
Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe has launched a defamation law suit against US supermarket Asda over labelling on own-brand products that calls aspartame a 'nasty'.
Chinese ingredients company GLG Life Tech has signed a 10-year agreement to supply Cargill with extract from the stevia plant to make its rebiana sweetener.
Risk management tools benefiting from volatile commodity markets bring strong gains to US ingredients giant ADM in the latest quarter, but profit for starch and sweeteners impacted by higher corn prices.