Britain's Sugar Bureau is continuing to sponsor research into food and health, with new research recommending that parents should not offer their children high-energy foods as rewards and treats as a means of encouraging the consumption of something else, a claim that, on first glance, appears to challenge the interests of the sponsors.
A new version of the popular sweetener product Splenda is to hit the retail market, a move that suggests its marketers are stepping up efforts to cement the brand in consumer consciousness before the inevitable arrival of alternative sucralose products.
Tate & Lyle has filed a suit in the US over an alleged infringement of its patented sucralose manufacturing technology.
Norwegian soft drinks manufacturer Lerum is launching a new range of no-added-sugar dilutable fruit drinks sweetened with Splenda sucralose.
State governor Jodi Rell has pledged to sign a bill that would make Connecticut the fourth US state to ban sales of sodas and other sugary beverages in state elementary, middle and high schools.
French firm Roquette claims to be the first European starch manufacturer to achieve ISO 22000 certification.
A new study has revealed how molecular mechanisms and taste perception can be combined to make sucrose more effective, which means that products could contain less sugar but taste just as sweet.
A human observational study has revealed that adults consuming aspartame-containing beverages did not show any increased incidence of certain cancers, but scientists caution that the study could have certain "limitations" due to the research methods used.
The most important factor in determining what kind of sweeteners people prefer is the level of bitterness of the compound, according to a new study on taste perception.
A petition has been filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the agency to revoke its approval of the sweetener Splenda, a move branded by manufacturer Tate & Lyle as a commercial conspiracy to damage its product's image.
An industry-funded study claims to show that humans handle high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) no differently than table sugar, an assertion that contradicts assumptions that HFCS in beverages fails to signal fullness or suppress appetite.
A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by McNeil Nutritionals, the marketer of Splenda, against the Sugar Association, accusing it of false advertising.
Consuming products containing sucralose, such as gum and soft drinks, can reduce the risk of dental caries, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has approved the use of a dental health claim for the sweetener.
Tate & Lyle's latest trading update is encouraging, but it underlines how challenging life is in the shadow of the EU's new sugar regime.
DSM has today announced its withdrawal from the aspartame business, citing price erosion and unprofitability as key factors.
Six months after its launch, a new sweetener that claims to be all-natural, low calorie, low glycemic, nutritionally fortified and fully functional has attracted "staggering" interest. FoodNavigator-USA talks to manufacturer Quantum Food Design (QFD) to find out why.
Dynamic Food Ingredients (DFI) has licensed technology designed to make the production of xylitol, a natural sweetener that is claimed to have health benefits, more affordable.
A recent study has found that the controversial sweetener aspartame does not increase the incidence of tumors in mice, but the scientists point out that this does not necessarily mean it is not a carcinogen.
Tate & Lyle's Rebalance 022 ingredient product is being used in a new range of lower fat, reduced-calorie ice cream.
Cargill is set to expand its ingredient portfolio for the food industry, announcing last week that it is to open a 30-million-pounds-per-year glycerin refinery.