Questions have been raised concerning the safety of the Splenda brand of sweetener, and its key component sucralose, following publication of results of a rat study. Both industry and academia gave their views to FoodNavigator.com.
The dispute between the sugar industry and McNeil Nutritionals
advanced a small step this week when a federal court in Los Angeles
ruled that the Sugar Association can continue its claim into
whether McNeil's Splenda campaign...
Sales of the sugar substitute neotame more than quadrupled last
year as food and beverage manufacturers searched for low calorie
alternatives in the face of rising obesity, said its makers,
writes Philippa Nuttall.
The Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN) on Wednesday added its
voice to the chorus calling for the FTC to examine the McNeil
Nutritionals led advertising campaign for the artificial sweetener
Splenda, writes Philippa Nuttall.
Swiss Research believes it has created the "holy grail" of
sweeteners, a natural alternative to the synthetic varieties
frequently lambasted by the media, it officially announced on
Tuesday, Philippa Nuttall reports.
Tate & Lyle has sweetened its longer term outlook with its
deal, announced on 19 February, to buy out Johnson & Johnson's
sucralose manufacturing capacity, said the investment bank Goldman
Sachs on Monday. The move gives...
Britain's Tate & Lyle group and the US-based McNeil
Nutritionals are to change the way they handle production, sales
and marketing of sucralose, the sweetener developed jointly by the
two companies, following the recent opening...