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Merisant & McNeil reach quiet settlement in Splenda battle

An intensely anticipated lawsuit regarding the misleading marketing of sucralose product Splenda ended Friday in a quiet settlement between the two sweetener firms Merisant and McNeil Nutritionals.

ITC launches investigation into sucralose infringement case

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is to launch an investigation into certain sucralose products, following a complaint filed by Tate & Lyle alleging infringement of its patented sucralose manufacturing technology.

Cargill promotes diversity of organic sweeteners

Ingredients giant Cargill last week gave its organic sweeteners a marketing boost at the nation's largest organics trade show.

Tate and Lyle talks sweeteners and starch sale with Syral

Tate & Lyle is in advanced talks with Syral SAS regarding the sale of certain food and industrial ingredients facilities in the UK, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.

ADM posts modest increases in 'challenging' Q3

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has reported a modest third quarter increase in income, with a strong performance from its corn processing segment boosting flagging profits in other divisions.

DuPont reveals turnaround in sliding ag sales

Agricultural firm DuPont said last week that first quarter performance set the company off to a good start for the year, with profits rising 16 percent on the back of strong seed sales.

Bunge profits slump in Q1

Agricultural and food ingredient firm Bunge has reported a slump in net income for its first quarter of almost 80 percent, primarily due to unrealized mark-to-market losses.

Energy drink market gets rush from clubbers

The energy drink market has gotten further stimulus from club crowds who mix these functional beverages with alcohol, according to market researcher Mintel.

Corn Products profits up as it passes on price hikes

Corn Products International said its first quarter profits more than doubled on the back of strong sales and successful price increases.

IOM report could revamp school nutrition standards

A new report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) could lead to a major overhaul of the types of competitive foods allowed in schools.

OTA calls for more funding for organics

The nation's organic industry has called for federal agencies to boost spending on crop research and market development in an effort to help farmers keep up with burgeoning demand.

FTC to require company info on marketing to kids

Food and beverage manufacturers are set to have to disclose information on their marketing techniques and expenditures used to promote products to children, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said.

FDA reviews Italian aspartame study

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reaffirmed its position on the safety of aspartame, following a review of a European study that had linked the artificial sweetener to cancer.

Danisco highlights multifunctions of polydextrose, sweetener

Sugar replacement , calorie reduction and glycemic benefits were amongst the functions most cited by respondents to a Danisco survey on the use of its Litesse polydextrose and Laccitol sweetener.

Cargill reports increased Q3 earnings

Cargill has reported its sixth year of sales growth during the first nine months, announcing close to a 50 percent increase in net earnings for its third quarter.

McNeil and Merisant battle over Splenda in court

Last week marked the start of a long awaited court case between sweetener firms McNeil Nutritionals and Merisant, after which a jury is expected to decide if consumers are being misled by the marketing strategy for popular sweetener product Splenda.

Sodas lose fizz in 2007 forecast

Carbonated soft drinks maintain their hold over the US beverage market, but the category experienced a steady decline last year, and this is expected to accelerate in 2007, according to a recent report.

Chinese companies deny sucralose patent infringement

Chinese companies accused by Tate & Lyle of infringing its patented sucralose manufacturing technology have hit back at the allegations, pledging to vigorously defend themselves.

Maple flakes marketed for sweetness, texture in processed foods

A Canadian maple syrup manufacturer is introducing a new line of maple flakes, designed to add flavor, sweetness and texture to products such as baked goods and cereal.

Tate & Lyle files ITC case for sucralose patent infringement

Tate & Lyle has filed a United States International Trade Commission (ITC) case over alleged infringement of its patented sucralose manufacturing technology.

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