Excessive intake of sorbitol, a widely used sweetener in "sugar-free" products such as chewing gum and sweets, may lead to weight loss and diarrhoea, German doctors report.
Ingredient firm GLG Life Tech Corporation will construct two new stevia processing plants in China, in a bid to meet the supply demands of Coca-Cola and Cargill.
PureCircle has secured an extension to its agreement with Cargill to supply its stevia-derived Reb-A until mid-2010, helping to ensure availability for what is tipped to be the next big thing in sweeteners.
Coca-Cola and Cargill will move to introduce their stevia sweetener product in countries where the ingredient is already approved, the firms have confirmed.
A new 'all natural' sweetener blend for baked goods claims to be able to replace sugar on a one to one basis without compromising the sweetness or structure of a product.
Freshness dates, nutrition facts panels and ingredients lists are priorities for most consumers when reading product labels, according to a new report.
Enzyme and biotechnology firm Genencor said it plans to build a new Applications and Training Center for carbohydrate processing.
'Kosher' was the most frequently used claim on new products launched in the US during 2007, while 'All Natural' and 'No Additives or Preservatives' were amongst the other most popular claims used on new products, reveals data from Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD).
2007 has seen a slate of mergers and acquisitions across the food ingredients sector. FoodNavigator.com presents a round-up of who now owns what.
PureCircle has forged an exclusive supply agreement with an undisclosed Korean company to supply its commodity Sweta sweetener on an exclusive basis - a deal it expects to deliver good growth prospects for its stevia-based portfolio.
Sales of sugar and sweeteners have slowed in recent years and are expected to decline slightly going ahead, according to a new report by Mintel.
US wheat stocks will fall to their lowest level in 60 years, which will contribute to a sharp rise in prices, according to US Department of Agriculture projections.
Beverages sweetened by high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) do not affect energy levels or appetite-related hormone levels any more than milk or drinks sweetened with sucrose, reports a new study from the Netherlands.
Danisco has opened the doors to its expanded xylose factory in Austria, which will increase production by 50 per cent while increasing sustainability.
There is little connection between corn ethanol production and food price inflation, according to a statistical analysis by Informa Economics.
A lawsuit regarding claims of false advertising for the artificial sweetener Splenda is set to go ahead as planned, after a federal court rejected a request for summary judgment.
Gadot Biochemical is introducing a sweetener that is suitable for diabetics because of its low glycemic index (GI), while also prolonging energy levels and avoiding tooth enamel erosion.
Stevia, the natural sweetener causing a whirlwind of interest around the globe, could also be a rich source of antioxidants and may protect against DNA damage and cancer, says a study from India published yesterday.
A new biomass boiler in Tate & Lyle's East London refinery, considered a first for the UK food and drink industry, will slash carbon emissions from energy use by 25 per cent in less than two years.
High intakes of sucrose and fructose may contribute to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, suggest data from a cohort study, but the researchers say insulin resistance could also play a part.
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