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.
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).
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.
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.
The increasing demand for low-calorie foods is expanding the application base for polyols, according to a new report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's new Australasian subsidiary is set to assume responsibility from Danisco for the distribution of Krystar crystalline fructose in the region.
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.
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.
The UK has outlined its commitment to developing environmental labelling for food.
Increasing consumer awareness in the UK over healthy eating suggests that government messages are finally getting through.
Tate & Lyle's appointment of a new head of global research and development underlines the company's focus on the value-added end of the ingredients market.
Ingredients giant Cargill last week finalized agreements with three of Canada's leading food distributors.
Reports from Canada indicate that country's ministry of health has reopened its evaluation of the ban on saccharin, the artificial sweetener linked to bladder cancer.