A double-blind study has found no evidence of aspartame sensitivity, reported by half of its participants.
Experts have rubbished claims that the methanol content in aspartame threatens consumer health, following the publication of a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) risk assessment.
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Ajinomoto’s industrial aspartame business lost billions of yen in 2012, but the company’s Senior VP for North America tells BeverageDaily.com it is working hard to ‘stabilize profitability’.
Monk fruit sweetener is ‘emerging’, say analysts
Food and beverage makers internationally are keeping a careful watch on a natural sweetener from the Chinese monk fruit, although its uptake in the market is still several steps away, indicate analysts.
Coming soon: Aspartame appeal on ‘nasty’ ruling
Three judges will consider an appeal against a High Court ruling over the rights to call aspartame a “nasty” early next year.
Ajinomoto brands aspartame AminoSweet
Ajinomoto has unveiled a new brand name for its aspartame sweetener which draws on its origin from amino acids.
EFSA finds no reason to alter aspartame ADI
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said there is no indication that aspartame causes cancer following its assessment of a study that linked regular intake of the sweetener with increased risk of certain cancers.
Production costs push up Ajinomoto aspartame price
Higher production costs are taking their toll on aspartame, as Ajinomoto Food Ingredients announces a 15 per cent price hike for non-contractual customers.
Chinese aspartame firm makes UK move
SinoSweet is stepping up its activities in the UK this month with the opening of a new sales office for aspartame, which it believes will help sales of the sweetener in the face of rival sucralose.
Gap is closing on aspartame’s lead over sucralose: Mintel data
The number of new food and beverage products containing aspartame has continued to fall since 2005, indicates data from Mintel, while the number of those using sucralose has risen.
Ajinomoto and Asda draw battle lines over aspartame
Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe has launched a defamation law suit
against US supermarket Asda over labelling on own-brand products
that calls aspartame a 'nasty'.
Review raises questions over aspartame and brain health
Excessive intake of aspartame may inhibit the ability of enzymes in
the brain to function normally, suggests a new review that could
fan the flames of controversy over the sweetener.
Nutrinova settles patent case over sweetener
Nutrinova has today said that it has settled two lawsuits against
the Ingredient House relating to patent infringements and theft of
Nutrinova settles Ace-K suit with DMH
Ingredient firm Nutrinova has settled another patent infringement
case related to its acesulfame K product, solidifying its position
in the US sweetener market.
Nutrinova settles Ace-K patent battle
Ingredient firm Nutrinova and distributor Viachem have settled a
patent infringement case related to the "unauthorized"
import of sweetener acesulfame K into the United States.