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Public Health England report: Key points and reactions

Public Health England report: Key points and reactions

By Niamh Michail

"No single action will be effective in reducing sugar intakes," concludes Public Health England's report which recommends cutting price promotions, junk food advertising and setting a sugar tax. We look at some reactions to the findings.

The report found that 55% of consumers still thought 'natural' sugars were healthy

UK sugar industry sales drop by 14%

By Joyeeta Basu

Sales dropped to £298m (€338m) in 2014 and coincided with findings that nearly half of British consumers had shied away from sugar that year.

Thought soft drinks were sugary? Look at energy drinks! says Action on Sugar

20 teaspoons of sugar in an energy drink: Campaign group calls for ban of sales to U16s

Thought soft drinks were sugary? Look at energy drinks! says Action on Sugar

By Rachel Arthur

Energy drinks contain up to 20 teaspoons of sugar per 500ml serving – more than three times the maximum adult daily intake of free sugars a day, according to research released by Action on Sugar. 

Why should we care about what @Susan thinks of stevia?

Insights from IFT Wellness 2014

Why should we care about what @Susan thinks of stevia?

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite a trend toward reduced sugar consumption in the US, many Americans are still getting far too much added sugar in their diets. But how do consumers really feel about sugar? And how should manufacturers address sugar and sugar reduction efforts...

Coca-Cola reformulates Glacéau vitaminwater with stevia in GB

Coca-Cola reformulates Glacéau vitaminwater with stevia in GB

By Ben Bouckley

Coca-Cola has reformulated Glacéau vitaminwater for the British market by revamping packaging and reformulating its eight-strong range with a stevia-based sweetener that cuts sugar levels by 30% and cuts the calorie count by 30 per bottle. 

To make Tagatose, Nutrilab NV hydrolyzes lactose from whey permeate into glucose and galactose. This is then followed by an isomerization process of galactose using an L-arabinose isomerase

Scientists report 'guidelines' for tagatose use in food and beverages

By Stephen Daniells

Using tagatose to sweeten food and drink products has taken a step forward as Korean scientists report the ‘first quantitative data on the relationship between the sweetness of tagatose and sucrose over a range of sweetness levels commonly encountered...

Senomyx announces dual-purpose sweetness enhancer for HFCS and sucrose

Senomyx announces dual-purpose sweetness enhancer for HFCS and sucrose

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

San Diego-based flavor firm Senomyx has discovered a new taste modifier ingredient that can enhance the sweet flavor of both high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose, allowing food manufacturers to use less of either sweetener in formulations.

Lucozade Sport: Body fuel. But where is the body of evidence? the BMJ and BBC have asked.

BMJ slams sports nutrition & EFSA; Glaxo defends 40 years of science

By Shane Starling and Ben Bouckley

On the eve of the Olympics, Oxford University academics writing in the British Medical Journal – in conjunction with the BBC Panorama documentary team – have damned sports nutrition products like GlaxoSmithKline’s Lucozade Sport for lacking scientific...

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