The Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association (SFMA) has launched a new Sugar Smart Challenge 2020, a year-long project which aims to develop and commercialised reduced sugar or sugar substitute ingredients as well as finished products.
The UK's sugar tax will spur some companies to reformulate. Here, a leading R&D tax consultant at Ayming UK explores how manufacturers can make full use of R&D tax reliefs to offset the investment costs and challenges.
Changes in consumer behaviour are having major impact on demand for high-intensity sweeteners globally, with Europe and the US facing the prospect of slower growth while demand remains strong in Asia and South America, says IHS.
The launch of stevia-sugar sweetened Coca-Cola Life into the UK signals a new era in sugar reduction, as it suggests stevia will soon be big in soft drinks, and may open up the use of sweeteners in foods, according to Professor Jack Winkler, former Professor...
Stevia-derived sweeteners have given the reduced sugar beverage category a boost, as manufacturers look to appeal to consumers looking for fewer calories without artificial sweeteners, according to a Euromonitor analyst.
TALKING RAIN CEO HINTS THAT REB D, REB X COULD BE DEEMED 'ARTIFICIAL'
Talking Rain CEO Kevin Klock says his $400m Sparkling ICE brand targets broad US consumers who care more about refreshment than calories and warns that new stevias like Reb D could be considered artificial.
The use of natural sweeteners, such as stevia, in carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) has become an increasingly “compelling attribute” for North American consumers, stevia-sweetened soda brand, Zevia, has claimed.
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Strong consumer demand for sugar-free gum – a ‘sweet’ spot of the industry – will lead to exciting new flavors and nutrient delivery, says ingredient supplier Ingredion, with the company’s new encapsulation matrix opening up product developers’ creativity.
PepsiCo UK and Britvic claim to have 'won the race' to launch the first UK soft drink containing stevia extract by formulating the high intensity sweetener within a functional water range from the end of April.
A UK expert claims that a suggested 10% tax on sugar-sweetened soft drinks in the UK would be an ineffective means of tackling a rising obesity epidemic, but that an industry-led end to ‘pricing parity’ between sugared and sugar-free soft drinks could...
Slovenian ingredients producer Vitiva has launched a stevia line called Sweet' nVit, and says it will market its version of the intense sweetener worldwide, as its CEO predicts a shift from artificial sweeteners such as aspartame.
In-depth understanding of how stevia works with different flavour systems, bulking agents, and other ingredients is required to optimise NPD or reformulation of existing food and drinks using the natural sweetener.
Last week marked the start of a long awaited court case between
sweetener firms McNeil Nutritionals and Merisant, after which a
jury is expected to decide if consumers are being misled by the
marketing strategy for popular sweetener...
Almost two thirds of Americans are concerned about the safety of
artificial sweeteners, a factor that could potentially impact the
expected continued growth of the sugar-free market, according to a
new Mintel report.
Russian scientists say they have devised a cheaper and more
sustainable way of producing the common sugar substitute xylite, or
xylitol, by using left over grains from the brewing and spirits
Splenda's battle with the Sugar Association over its advertising
campaign seems to be doing little to dissuade food and drink
manufacturers and their consumers of its merits as Diet 7 Up
becomes the latest product to be made...
Sales and consumer awareness of sweetener from UK manufacturer Tate
& Lyle look set to rise as number one global soft drinks player
launches a new version of Diet Coke, complete with Splenda
sucralose logo on the packaging, writes...
Artificial sweeteners will lead the growth in the food additives
market on the back of rising consumer demand for functional foods,
closely followed by nutraceuticals and food preservatives, but
flavours will remain, by far, the largest...