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Growth in snack market must stem from innovation, report

All-round innovation remains key to keeping the US snack market vibrant, according to an annual snack industry report, which identifies a number of growth opportunities at a time when consumers are striving to snack less.

Tate & Lyle teams up with Eridania for Italian sugar supply

Tate & Lyle and Italian sugar producer Eridania Sadam have formed a joint venture for the marketing and sales of all sugar products to the Italian market, seen as an important step in developing new sugar markets following EU sugar reform.

Another Indian company moves in on sucralose

An Indian pharmaceutical firm has completed a new sucralose facility and is ready to begin production of the popular sweetener, using what it claims to be a non patent-infringing process.

India moves in on Tate & Lyle sucralose monopoly

An Indian pharmaceutical firm has completed a new sucralose facility and is ready to begin production of the popular sweetener, using what it claims to be a non patent-infringing process.

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EC food labeling format: guide to conversion

Converting food and beverage product labels from US to EC format requires an in-depth understanding of European labeling legislation, which is more complex than it often appears to be, regulatory experts at consultancy firm Leatherhead Food International tell

Sweetener study shows no cancer link in humans

An epidemiological study in Italy concluded that there is no indication of an association between sweetener consumption and cancer risk - findings that lend some support to EFSA's conclusions on the safety of aspartame.

Government child obesity efforts lacking, say advertisers

Childhood obesity is being comprehensively tackled by all sectors of society, including media, advertising and food companies, but the US government remains lacking in its response, according to the Association of National Advertisers (ANA).

Citrus pigment waste could offer cheap sweeteners for industry

Researchers in Italy have developed a process to produce high purity sugars from citrus processing waste that could offer natural and inexpensive sweeteners for the food and beverage industries.

Snack industry trade show kicks off in Florida

The US snack industry's annual conference will open its doors tomorrow in Florida, bringing together players from every level of the industry for three days of seminars, educational sessions and business meetings.

Changing consumer trends driving polyol growth

The increasing demand for low-calorie foods is expanding the application base for polyols, according to a new report.

Industry responds to fructose-obesity study

The Corn Refiners Association has responded to the recent research linking fructose consumption to obesity, stating that fructose cannot be related to high fructose corn syrup.

New industry body aims to quell consumer food fears

A group of US food industry bodies has launched a new organization designed to promote consumer understanding and trust of the country's food system.

Mechanism proposed for fructose syrup-obesity link

Scientists studying the effects of ingesting fructose syrup have reported a possible mechanism that may explain the alleged link between rising obesity and sweetened beverages.

Coca-Cola pinched by high HFCS prices

Drinks giant Coca-Cola is feeling the squeeze of higher corn prices, but the impact on its soda formulations - largely sweetened with high fructose corn syrup in the US - remains unclear.

Report examines top flavors and ingredients for 2007

Ethnic flavors are expected to expand this year, together with an increased consumer demand for bigger, bolder tastes, according to a new flavors and ingredients report.

Food industry M&As rebounding, says new report

Mergers and acquisitions in the food industry in 2006 took a turn up compared to the year before, with almost one third of all activity occurring in the food processing sector, according to a new guide by the The Food Institute.

Bill aims to set nutritional standards for school vending

A bill designed to set nutritional standards for foods sold in schools was last week re-introduced, after gathering strong support from scientific and education communities.

Tate & Lyle ANZ expands regional presence

Tate & Lyle's new Australasian subsidiary is set to assume responsibility from Danisco for the distribution of Krystar crystalline fructose in the region.

Retail sector pushes for self regulation

The retail sector is to show how it plans to direct consumers towards healthier lifestyles within the context of the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.

Nutritionists call for national school food standards

More than 600 school nutrition professionals will next week call on Congress to adopt national food and beverage standards for 'competitive foods' sold in schools.

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