Ingredients

What does the future of sugar reduction hold? / Pic: GettyImages-anilakkus

What’s next in sugar reduction? Ingredient innovators weigh in

By Katy Askew

Cutting the amount of sugar in our diet continues to be a priority for many consumers. With experts insisting the sugar reduction trend isn’t coming off the boil, FoodNavigator asks what ingredients are shaping the future of sugar reformulation.

Researchers identified a link between artificial sweetener intake and CVD risk, but industry takes issue with the nature of the study. GettyImages/PatriciaEnciso

Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of cardiovascular diseases?

By Flora Southey

A ‘potential direct’ link between artificial sweetener intake and increased cardiovascular disease risk has been suggested by researchers, but industry is fighting back: “There is no causal evidence that low/no calorie sweeteners could increase the risk...

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SPINS: Which sweeteners are resonating with consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While consumers may be searching for ways to reduce their sugar intake, products that provide a sense of sweetness are still in high-demand, positioning certain natural sweeteners for continued success, says SPINS.

Quantum produces fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). Pic: Getty Images/ddukang

Tate & Lyle to acquire Chinese dietary fiber business

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle PLC has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Hi-Tech (Guangdong) Biological Co., Ltd (Quantum), a prebiotic dietary fiber business in China from ChemPartner Pharmatech Co., Ltd (ChemPartner) for a total consideration of $237m.

Phytolon and Ginkgo are partnering with the goal of maximizing production of purple and yellow betalain-producing strains. Pic: Getty Images/hdere

Phytolon and Ginkgo Bioworks collaborate on food colors

By Jim Cornall

Phytolon, a growing startup company making natural food colorants, has announced a partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks, a horizontal platform for cell programming, to produce vibrant cultured food colors via fermentation of yeast.

A close up of EverPro. Pic: EverGrain

EverGrain attains Upcycled certification

By Gill Hyslop

The US impact driven ingredient company has received the Upcycled Food Association’s (UFA) certification for its entire portfolio of upcycled barley ingredients.

Kerry has acquired c-LEcta and Enmex. Pic: Getty Images/Zhanna Hapanovich

Kerry makes two biotechnology acquisitions

By Jim Cornall

Kerry has announced it has made two biotechnology acquisitions it said will expand its expertise, technology portfolio and manufacturing capabilities.

The company said it sees considerable growth potential in its methane-inhibiting livestock feed additive Bovaer.

DSM announces 2021 results

By Jim Cornall

DSM has published its full year results, which show group sales up 14% and adjusted EBITDA rising by 18%.

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