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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.

IFT to examine latest food ingredients and technologies

Food professionals from around the world will make their way to Chicago this weekend as the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2007 annual meeting and expo opens its doors to reveal the latest new ingredients, technologies and scientific developments affecting the industry.

Obesity concerns drive artificial sweetener market

Social and health concerns relating to obesity is driving market growth for the global artificial sweetener market, according to a new report.

Corn Products posts strong Q2 results

Starch and sweetener firm Corn Products International has reported a surge in second quarter profit and sales, boosted by higher selling prices and improved product mix.

Artificial sweetener market driven by obesity concerns

Social and health concerns relating to obesity is driving market growth for the global artificial sweetener market. according to a new report.

DuPont Q2 sales increase but profit slips

Agricultural and chemical company DuPont has posted a dip in second quarter profit due to lower US volumes and increased energy costs.

Health awareness drives global organic market

The organic food and beverage market has been predicted to surpass $86bn (€62bn) by 2009, with consumers increasingly turning 'organic' in search of health and safety in their food products.

Soft drinks - heart disease study sparks reaction

Drinking more than one soft drink a day is associated with a 50 per cent increased risk in metabolic syndrome, says a new study from the US.

Increased health awareness drives organic food and beverage market

The organic food and beverage market has been predicted to surpass $86bn (€62bn) by 2009, with consumers increasingly turning 'organic' in search of health and safety in their food products.

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