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Cargill appoints new CEO

Leading US ingredient firm Cargill has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer, a move that comes in the same week as a leadership reshuffle in competitor ADM.

Confectioners urged to target French sugar-free market

Opportunities are rife within the French confectionery sector for those manufacturers willing to invest in innovation targeted at European consumers, according to a report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Corn Products closes 'record' 100th year

Corn Products International has reported "record" sales for 2006, closing its 100th anniversary year with what it had forecast to be its "best year ever" .

US sweetener report forecasts higher volumes, lower prices

US demand for sweeteners is expected to continue its steady growth to the end of the decade, but despite the expected increase in volumes, market value will be suppressed by falling prices, reveals a new report.

Roquette expands sugar-free gum possibilities

French firm Roquette has developed what it claims is a unique approach to applying sugar-free ingredients to current 'deposited gum' technology.

Better-for-you foods top Mintel survey

Food products with lower levels of 'bad' ingredients, such as fat and sugar, have seen a sharp rise in popularity over the past year, according to Mintel.

Tate & Lyle forecasts 'lower than expected' Splenda sales

Tate & Lyle has predicted sales and profits of its Splenda sucralose product to 'only modestly' increase due to a slower than anticipated acceleration of uptake from major customers.

Corn Products acquisition expands sweeteners, ingredients business

Corn Products International today announced that it is to acquire the food business of SPI Polyols, as well as the remaining 50 percent of SPI's Brazilian joint venture.

Cargill seeks EU novel foods approval for sweetener

Cargill is seeking EU approval for its sweetener Xtend Sucromalt, which it claims can bring slow energy release and low glycaemic response to a wider range of applications.

Kraft faces lawsuit over 'all natural' drink claim

Kraft Foods could face a lawsuit for deceptive marketing, which claims that the US giant is mislabeling a fruit juice product as 'all natural'.

Tate & Lyle operational Down Under

Tate & Lyle's new subsidiary in Australia and New Zealand is operational as of 1 January.

Trans Fat Focus

New Tate & Lyle ingredient system targets trans free desserts

British ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has introduced a new method to eliminate trans fats in desserts, a move that comes in response to the renewed trans fat momentum in the US.

Confusion drives consumers away from sugar, says industry body

A 'low sugar' claim does not necessarily mean 'low calorie' or 'better for you', said the US Sugar Association, in its latest attempt to recapture a part of the market lost to the growing popularity of sweeteners.

Tate & Lyle announces 2007 ingredients pricing rounds

Tate & Lyle has issued an update regarding the 2007 calendar year pricing rounds.

Wild identifies key three beverage trends

The growth rate for beverages following trends towards healthy, natural and single portion drinks is set to continue, claims Wild.

Routine features first in breakfast choices, says study

Taste preference and familiarity remain the most important drivers behind peoples' breakfast choices, according to a new study by market researcher the NPD Group.

Novel oligosaccharides as sweeteners for food, beverages?

Scientists from Korea and Denmark have reported the synthesis of novel oligosaccharides with a relative sweetness of about 80 per cent that of sucrose, potentially offering formulators with an alternative sweetener source.

EC comments on Codex draft food additives standard

The EC has commented on Codex's draft standard for fat spreads and blended spreads - food additives section.

UK food ad restrictions 'could affect sales'

New food advertising restrictions in the UK will have a major impact on the market and could affect sales, according to law firm Eversheds.

Energy drinks market continues to sparkle

West Europe's energy drink sales accelerated by 15 per cent to a volume of 383 million litres and a value of over €3 billion in 2005, according to drinks consultancy Zenith International.

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