ABF completes African sugar share acquisition
05-Sep-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Associated British Foods' (ABF's) acquisition of Africa's largest
sugar producer underlines the fact that the European industry is
Cargill food ingredients lag strong overall results
25-Aug-2006 By staff reporter
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.
Hunger state affects flavour preference, suggests obesity-related study
21-Aug-2006 By Stephen Daniells
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.
Danisco Sweeteners targets health-focused consumers
16-Aug-2006 By staff reporter
Danisco Sweeteners has developed a range of ingredients designed to
help food makers create snacks with less than 100 calories.
MGPI to revamp food ingredients division after slow sales
16-Aug-2006 By Lorraine Heller
MGP Ingredients (MGPI) is set for a major overhaul in its
ingredients operations, after disappointing results in the segment
for the company's fiscal year prompted it to announce that it will
review its entire ingredients business.
ADM year profits up on good corn, oilseed results
02-Aug-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Agri-giant ADM has reported strong earnings for the year, boosted
by increased demand and higher prices for its sweetener and starch
US and Mexico announce sweetener free trade deal
31-Jul-2006 By Lorraine Heller
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
David Michael, SPI join forces to promote ice cream sugar replacement
28-Jul-2006 By staff reporter
Flavor firm David Michael and SPI Polyols have entered into a
partnership to promote a maltitol syrup designed for use in reduced
sugar ice creams.
Corn Products posts strong results for second quarter
27-Jul-2006 By staff reporter
Corn Products International has reported good second quarter
results, with a strong performance from the company's North
American operations offsetting a decline in its South American
Tate & Lyle off to strong start, says chairman
21-Jul-2006 By Lorraine Heller
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.
Nestlé probe molecular physics of food to protect flavour, nutrition
21-Jul-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Nestlé Research Center, in collaboration with the University of
Bristol, are pushing back the boundaries of scientific knowledge
for the food industry by using molecular physics to explore the
properties of carbohydrates in food.
Suedzucker shows confidence in EU sugar regime
13-Jul-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Suedsucker's remains confident about the EU sugar industry's
future, as its first quarter interim report, published today,
Soluble fibre could boost cheese making
11-Jul-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Adding soluble fibres, guar gum and pectin, to skimmed milk could
speed up the coagulation time, improving cost efficiency, and
impart nutritional benefits, say Irish researchers.
Acrylamide issue tackled at IFT
05-Jul-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Acrylamide can be reduced or removed before cooking - but the issue
remains a major challenge, scientists told last week's IFT
MGPI to start production of new fibre enhancer
03-Jul-2006 By Lorraine Heller
MGP Ingredients is set to start full production of its fibre
enhancement product FiberRite RW, which has so far been available
in limited supply during a period of market testing, said the firm.
Could hemp be the hot new healthy ingredient?
26-Jun-2006 By Jess Halliday
The health-enhancing properties of hemp have come under the
spotlight this month with the launch of a drink containing
hemp-blossom syrup (Cannabis sativa) in the UK, which is
also being tested by multiple sclerosis sufferers for...
National Starch features soluble fiber for beverages at IFT
26-Jun-2006 By Lorraine Heller in Orlando
Adding fiber to beverages, dairy products and soups is a major
focus for ingredients giant National Starch, which is featuring a
water soluble fiber product at the ongoing IFT food expo in
Low carb diet could benefit obese diabetics, says study
26-Jun-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Sticking to a low-carbohydrate diet with some limits of calories
has long-term benefits on body weight and blood sugar levels, says
a new study from Sweden, but a leading diabetes charity advises
against following such a diet.
Ajinomoto starts making coffee extract in-house
19-Jun-2006 By staff reporter
Japan-based Ajinomoto General Foods is reported to have started the
in-house manufacturing of mannooligosaccharides to meet rising
demand for the product.
Roquette targets sugar-free beverages with Nutriose
08-Jun-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Roquette's marketing manager for beverage applications explains the
difficulties of formulating tasty sugar-free syrup drinks and why
she thinks her company has cracked it.
Agrana moves sugar operations to Balkans
02-Jun-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Agrana, which claims to be the leading sugar and starch producer in
Central and Eastern Europe, plans to expand its activities towards
the Western Balkans.
National Starch pinpoints projects for health innovation
26-May-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Cleaner labels, health claims and satiety are amongst the projects
in the pipeline at ingredients giant National Starch Food
Innovation, which will be looking for food firms to partner with in
its quest to bring new products to market.
Glycaemic index review could help food makers
05-May-2006 By staff reporter
A new review could help food developers and technical managers
appreciate how dietary fibre influences the glycaemic index of
foods, especially cereal products.
World's most important commodity takes centre stage
25-Apr-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
The distribution of rice, the main staple of more than half the
world's population, will be the focus of debate at the upcoming
International Rice Commission meeting in Peru.
Roquette achieves ISO 22000 certification
24-Apr-2006 By staff reporter
French firm Roquette claims to be the first European starch
manufacturer to achieve ISO 22000 certification.
FDA grants GRAS status to Palatinose sugar replacer
19-Apr-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Palatinit today announced that it has achieved GRAS notification
for its sugar replacer Palatinose, a certification the company
hopes will provide food manufacturers with "complete
assurance" in the product.
Cargill involved in major Middle East sugar project
05-Apr-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Construction of a million-tonne state-of-the-art sugar refinery in
Syria is set to begin next week.
HFCS not to blame for obesity crisis, claims study
04-Apr-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
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.
New flour ingredients could solve processing limitations
10-Mar-2006 By Lorraine Heller
National Starch Food Innovation has introduced a range of natural,
grain-based ingredients, which it claims maintain the positive
attributes of traditional flours while expanding and improving the
ways they can be used in packaged...
Tate & Lyle invests in Israeli sugar venture
08-Mar-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Tate & Lyle has formed a joint venture to build and operate a
sugar plant in Israel, a move that will partially replace
traditional sugar imports from the European Union.
Danisco gears up for EU sugar reform
07-Mar-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Danisco says that the finalisation of the new EU sugar regime and
the recently announced transitional measures will not affect the
firm's planned efficiency drive.
New evidence linking soft drinks to weight gain in children
07-Mar-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Children kept off sugary drinks lost weight after a period of six
months, according to a new study, findings that add to the mounting
body of evidence linking childhood obesity with soda consumption.
EU agrees to one-year cut in sugar production
06-Mar-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
The EC's proposal for a one-year cut of 2.5 million tonnes (13.6
per cent) in sugar, isoglucose and inulin syrup production has been
Tate & Lyle commended for green policies
24-Feb-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Tate & Lyle has demonstrated excellence in environmental
practice by developing supply chain partnerships, according to
Sugar reform was vital and overdue, says EU
22-Feb-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel explains why the formal adoption
this week of the EU sugar reforms was vital, and why it doesn't
mean the end for Europe's sugar industry.
EU to formalise new sugar regime today
20-Feb-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
The Agriculture & Fisheries Council will formally adopt new
sugar reform regulations today after months of fine-tuning the
Oat fiber could improve nutrition in food
17-Feb-2006 By staff writer
A new oat variety developed by scientists in the US could increase
intake of the soluble oat fiber called beta-glucan in their diets.
CSM to sell European sugar operations
16-Feb-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
CSM plans to sell its sugar division in order to concentrate on
high value ingredients.
Industry calls for collaboration of sugar producers and users
15-Feb-2006 By Lorraine Heller
The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) has called for an end to the
"bitter disputes" between sugar users and producers, saying
the industry needs to unite in a common effort to improve the US
Low-carb diets reduce weight but may raise cholesterol, study
15-Feb-2006 By staff reporter
Low-carbohydrate diets may appear effective when it comes to weight
loss, but they could be linked to higher levels of LDL or 'bad'
cholesterol levels, say scientists.
Danisco prepares for sugar reform to hit
10-Feb-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Danisco has unveiled a series of closures to safeguard its sugar
activities in the face of widespread regulatory reform and
EU proposes sugar quota cut to prevent serious oversupply
07-Feb-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
EU sugar quotas will have to be cut for the 2006/07 marketing year
to prevent a serious oversupply, says the Commission.
Imperial to increase sugar prices
01-Feb-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Imperial sugar yesterday reported a strong sales increase in its
first quarter, boosted by increased consumer and foodservice prices
on the back of a tight domestic sugar market. And with the supply
situation still uncertain, the...
Südzucker confident in longterm sugar viability
31-Jan-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Südzucker is confident that the revised EU sugar reform offers
efficient producers long-term planning certainty, though it
predicts a fall in next year's income.
EU firms can withstand sugar reform, says study
26-Jan-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
The slow nature of EU sugar regime reform should enable European
producers to offset the worst effects, according to a new credit
USDA sugar forecasts fall further, industry calls for imports
20-Jan-2006 By Lorraine Heller
With the nation's sugar supplies still low, manufacturers of
products that use sugar have again appealed to the US Department of
Agriculture (USDA) to allow for extra imports in order to avoid
shortages on the market.
Can sugar be addictive?
16-Jan-2006 By staff writer
Researchers at Penn State university remain open to the question
over whether sugar is an addictive substance or not.
National Starch deal expands global reach
05-Jan-2006 By staff writer
National Starch Food Innovation's appointment of Fiske as its new
distributor of nature-based ingredients to the Swedish, Danish,
Spanish and Portuguese markets extends a long-running relationship.
Barley products to carry heart health claim
04-Jan-2006 By staff reporter
US Manufacturers of products containing barley are allowed to claim
that they may help reduce the risk of heart disease, according to
the Food and Drug Administration, which has approved the health
claim for immediate use.
Danisco Sugar gets ISO 22000
22-Dec-2005 By staff reporter
Danisco's sugar factory in Assens, Denmark, has been certified to
the new ISO 22000, one of the first ingredient firms to get the
safety approval released in September this year.