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EC comments on Codex food additive standards

The EC has commented on Codex's proposed new food additive standards.

Danisco presents new healthy concept 'Candice Heaven'

Ingredients company Danisco launches new concept out of its Singapore office allowing processors to take advantage of the new health trends in the market.

Isomalt achieves Novel Food approval from China

The sugar replacer Isomalt has become the first non-Chinese food to pass the Novel Food approval process set by the Chinese Ministry of Health, according to maker Palatinit.

GM bacteria key to cheaper xylitol production?

GM bacteria that eat hemicellulose in corn fibre could be used as a new, biobased method of making xylitol, a mint-flavoured sweetener used in chewing gum.

InnoSweet enters US sweeteners market

European sweetener supplier InnoSweet GmbH is to enter the US market, after opening its first sales office in the nation early this week.

Obesity driving intense sweetener opportunities

Soaring obesity rates are creating opportunities for food and beverage manufacturers to expand the number of products that contain sugar substitutes, according to a new market report.

Doehler to tap healthy ingredient trend in Paris

Doehler Group's focus on naturalness and health at the upcoming SIAL exhibition in Paris will include natural sweeteners and neutral-tasting Omega 3.

New ingredients driving sugar-free development

The use of ingredients to improve the nutritional status of food products by replacing sugar is one of the major driving forces for new product development, according to Roquette.

Cargill food ingredients lag strong overall results

Leading US ingredient firm Cargill last week reported strong fiscal year earnings, although the performance of the firm's food ingredients business lagged the year-ago level.

Tate & Lyle's new venture arm targets health and renewable ingredients

Food and beverage makers could soon tap into a range of new ingredients with a healthy twist as sugar and sweetener firm Tate & Lyle launches a new venture capital arm to focus on next-generation ingredients.

Meta-analysis shows aspartame effective for weight loss

Incorporating aspartame-sweetened food products into the diet does result in weight loss, says a new meta-analysis that fills a gap in the science behind the sweetener.

Hunger state affects flavour preference, suggests obesity-related study

A liking or preference for sweetened beverages may be affected by hunger state, suggests a study from the UK that may have important implications in the fight against obesity.

Cargill focuses on health and consumer trends

Cargill's focus at this year's Health Ingredients Europe exhibition will be on functional ingredient solutions and the identification of emerging market trends.

NutraSweet targets blended sweetener for best profile

Researchers from NutraSweet and Duke University are working in tandem to produce blends with more desirable sweetness profiles.

US and Mexico announce sweetener free trade deal

The US and Mexico have concluded an agreement under which access will be granted for US high fructose corn syrup exports to Mexico, a move that begins to address the decade long dispute between the two countries.

Health concerns drive sugar-free ingredient growth

Sugar-free alternatives are beginning to take off in a number of food sectors, driven by health concerns and product innovation according to new research.

New Tate & Lyle ingredient targets low calorie dairy products

Tate & Lyle has launched a new sweetener solution for dairy desserts, which claims to allow manufacturers to cut around a third of calories and half of total sugars from their product formulations.

FDA publishes consumer article on sweetener safety

Artificial sweeteners have received a strong endorsement this month from the US government, which has published a fact sheet on sugar substitutes that reconfirms its position on their safety.

Tate & Lyle off to strong start, says chairman

Splenda manufacturer Tate & Lyle on Wednesday said it has made a strong start to the financial year, with first quarter results well ahead of last years figures.

Tate and Lyle set to double sucralose production

Global ingredients manufacturer, Tate and Lyle, has announced that expansion at its new artificial sweetener facilities is on target - heralding an imminent boost in supplies to manufacturers.

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