PureCircle gains FDA GRAS for Reb D and F
Major stevia player PureCircle has won a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) letter of no objection from the Food and Drug Administration for a blend it is aiming at products seeking partial sugar and calorie reduction.
Senomyx and PepsiCo negotiating sweet taste technology deal
California-based flavor firm Senomyx has signed a letter agreement with PepsiCo to negotiate a deal for the development and commercialization of new sweet taste technology, Senomyx said on Thursday.
Senomyx and Coca-Cola negotiate new collaboration deal
California-based flavor firm Senomyx has said it has signed a preliminary agreement to extend its research collaboration with the Coca-Cola Company.
Stevia revolution in EU beverage market still a long way off
Data on the market penetration of stevia in beverages outside Europe suggests that anticipated EU approval may be only the first step for the natural sweetener on a long road to commercial significance.
EFSA opinion paves way for EU approval of stevia-based sweeteners
EU approval for natural sweeteners from the stevia leaf has moved one step closer after scientists at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) gave them a clean bill of health.
Stevia success gives GLG Life Tech 323% revenue boost
GLG Life Tech has reported a 323 percent increase in revenue during 2009 as food and drink manufacturers continue to develop and launch new products containing its stevia-derived sweeteners.
Sugar and stevia join forces to cut calories
PureCircle and Imperial Sugar have launched a joint venture to offer sugar and stevia combinations to the food and beverage industry as it looks to meet consumer demand for natural lower calorie products.
Swedish firm to launch Yerba Mate with stevia in France
A Yerba Maté beverage is set to be one of the first products on French shelves sweetened with stevia-derived rebaudioside-A (Reb-A), recalling a traditional use of the plant by Guarani Indians in Paraguay.
Zero-calorie fruit-based sweetener gets FDA GRAS
BioVittoria has received an FDA letter of no objection that its fruit-derived zero-calorie Fruit-Sweetness sweetener is GRAS (generally recognized as safe), the company said on Monday.
‘Jury still out’ on sweeteners and metabolic effects
The scientific literature does not support a link between intakes of artificial sweeteners and metabolic changes in children, says a new review from the US National Institutes of Health.
GLG launches lower cost stevia sweeteners
GLG Life Tech is preparing to capitalize on the market potential of natural sweeteners with a new range of lower cost stevia-based ingredients.
France ups Reb A limits for food
The French government has approved the use of stevia sweetener Reb A in table top sweeteners, and raised the levels at which it can be used in a range of no added sugar food and beverage products.
Artificial sweeteners may trigger fullness hormones
The artificial sweetener sucralose may work together with glucose to stimulate the release of a protein that promotes a feeling of fullness, says new research from the US.
Lactic acid improves stevia flavor, says Purac
Purac has become the latest company to release a natural flavor masker to help drinks makers deal with the reported bitter or licorice-like aftertaste sometimes experienced with stevia sweeteners.
Coca-Cola adds stevia to Fanta Still in France
Coca-Cola France has reformulated Fanta Still with stevia only three months after the French government approved a form of the natural sweetener.