Scientists set on busting the sugar-hyperactivity ‘myth’
18-Dec-2008 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
An article published in the British Medical Journal today has dismissed the commonly held belief that sugar causes hyperactivity in children as a ‘medical myth’.
Cereals for kids still high in sugar, consumer report
03-Oct-2008 By Lindsey Partos
Driven by consumer demand, formulators are cutting the sugar and salt content from a host of products for kids, but a recent cross-nation report that honed in on breakfast cereals for children suggests more work is required, particularly in the US.
Senomyx seeks to halve sucrose content
29-Jul-2008 By Laura Crowley
Senomyx is focusing on the development of a sucrose enhancer that could be used in low-calorie products to half the sucrose content without compromising on sweetness.
Imperial Sugar ups Wholesome Sweetener investment
16-Jul-2008 By Jess Halliday
Imperial Sugar has laid out $4m to increase its stake in the
Wholesome Sweeteners joint venture, a move that recognises
opportunities in the organic sweetener sector.
New sweetener to hit market hungry for alternatives
24-Jun-2008 By Sarah Hills
An ingredients company has developed a new natural sweetener that
it claims tastes like cane sugar and is expected to rival products
such as stevia.
Ingredient group chews on sugar free gum potential
19-Jun-2008 By Neil Merrett
Beneo-Palatinit says that the European market for sugar-free gum
continues to prosper amidst a general innovation focus on embracing
consumer health concerns.
Tereos confirms interest in Danisco sugar
30-May-2008 By Laura Crowley
French sugar and food solutions company Tereos has confirmed it is
hoping to acquire Danisco's sugar business, and that it is bidding
against Germany's Nordzucker.
Sweet tooth in the genes: study
14-May-2008 By Linda Rano
A specific genetic variation may help explain why some people
consume more sugary foods than others.
Tate & Lyle secures seven year supply with Fiji
12-May-2008 By Laura Crowley
Ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has entered an agreement with Fiji
Sugar Corporation for the supply of 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar per
year till 2015, amid developments in the EU sugar regime.
Major HFCS users unlikely to ditch it for sugar, expert
07-May-2008 By Linda Rano
Some food and beverage manufacturers may switch from high fructose
corn syrup (HFCS) to sugar as a result of high corn prices, but
this is only likely to be the case for relatively small scale
users, according to a consultant.
Imperial Sugar to rebuild refinery damaged in blast
21-Apr-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
The Imperial Sugar Co today said it will rebuild the parts of its
Georgia sugar refinery that were damaged in last year's explosion,
reinstating it as the second largest refinery in the US.
Dairy flavourings designed for clean label sugar reduction
09-Apr-2008 By Neil Merrett
A new range of natural flavourings for use in dairy
formulations offer a clean label alternative to existing products
and reduce sugar content by as much 30 per cent, according to the
Sugar reform and costs dog Real Good Food
08-Apr-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
Real Good Food today reported a drop in profits for 2007, which the
UK-based firm blamed on ongoing EU sugar reforms as well as the
escalating price of raw ingredients.
Danisco to split or sell sugar division this year
04-Mar-2008 By Jess Halliday
Danisco is bringing forward plans to spin-off or sell-off its sugar
operations to the end of this year due to a better outlook for the
European sugar industry.
Sucros Oy seeks further Finnish beet supplies
29-Jan-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
Danisco subsidiary Sucros Oy is calling for more sugar beet
suppliers in Finland, claiming that EU sugar reforms have reduced
the number of its current growers by an unprofitable 43 per cent.
Crush candies to crack Europe, predicts Beneo-Palatinit
09-Nov-2007 By Jess Halliday
Beneo-Palatinit is predicting that crush candies, hard-boiled
sweets with fine cracks, could be a new confectionery trend in
Europe and open up a new market for its Isomalt sweetener.
Sugary chocolate gets good for gums go-ahead
05-Oct-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
A new chocolate product is the first to be endorsed by
Toothfriendly International as being harmless to teeth, despite it
containing sugar, the manufacturer claims.
Functional snack prototypes target natural, organic segments
24-Sep-2007 By Karen Willmer
Cargill this week will unveil two prototype
snacks formulations containing organic and natural
Sugar waste used for food packaging
06-Sep-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
Bagasse, a previously useless waste product from sugar cane, can
now be used to make biodegradeable packaging for food products in
Thailand, its manufacturers claim.
Sweeteners struggle to replace sugar says new report
03-Sep-2007 By Karen Willmer
Sweeteners struggle to act as a sugar replacement in bakery
products, according to a study of 13 lower-calorie and no-calorie
Timing wrong for Danisco sugar-ingredients split
03-Sep-2007 By Jess Halliday
Danisco's board yesterday rejected a proposal to cleave the company
into two businesses, one for sugar and the other for ingredients,
because of on-going EU sugar reform. But the plan remains on the
table for the longer term.
Syngenta takes sugar beet back to the tropics
29-Aug-2007 By Jess Halliday
Syngenta has developed a variety of sugar beet for cultivation in
tropical climates that is expected to boost output and farmer
income, and has initiated two products to develop its use for food
and biofuel in India.
Mastertaste technology enables reduced salt, sugar
06-Aug-2007 By Louise Prance and Jess Halliday
Food and beverage manufacturers will now be able to cut the level
of sodium by up to 50 per cent in some products thanks to new
Flavor Modulation Technology developed by Mastertaste.
New approach to sugar needed, says USDA
24-Jul-2007 By Karen Willmer
A new approach to sugar is needed in the US to avoid the continuing
cost pressures on the industry, the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) said in a report last week.
Sales of honey rise, marmalade drop
04-Jul-2007 By Karen Willmer
Sales of honey rose 14 per cent between 2004 and 2006 while
marmalade sales dropped 10 per cent, according to a new study in
Danisco blames revenue dip on EU sugar reform
21-Jun-2007 By Philippa Jones
Danisco suffered a 3 per cent drop in revenue in the 12 months to
30 April, blaming the fall on the EU's decision to cut subsidies
British Sugar rolls out clean-label syrup
23-May-2007 By Catherine Boal
UK ingredients manufacturer British Sugar has developed a new
liquid sugar product, suitable for both bakers and confectioners
and designed to re-introduce traditional golden syrup to a modern,
more health-conscious, market.
Chocolate test ensures sugar consistency
03-Apr-2007 By Catherine Boal
Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Metrohm has developed a
test to determine the exact sugar content of chocolate - helping
manufacturers ensure consistency on the production line.
Sugar crops improve after hurricane losses
20-Mar-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Sugar production in Florida increased during the last crop year,
reaching "more normal" production levels after significant
losses during the string of hurricanes in recent years.
Roquette sweetens low-sugar market with soluble fibre range
20-Mar-2007 By Catherine Boal
Helping confectioners target the health trend, French ingredients
firm Roquette has developed a new soluble fibre range suitable for
use in low-sugar, low-calorie jellies and gums.
Cargill seeks EU novel foods approval for sweetener
09-Jan-2007 By staff reporter
Cargill is seeking EU approval for its sweetener Xtend Sucromalt,
which it claims can bring slow energy release and low glycaemic
response to a wider range of applications.
Confusion drives consumers away from sugar, says industry body
19-Dec-2006 By Lorraine Heller
A 'low sugar' claim does not necessarily mean 'low calorie' or
'better for you', said the US Sugar Association, in its latest
attempt to recapture a part of the market lost to the growing
Tate & Lyle announces 2007 ingredients pricing rounds
18-Dec-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Tate & Lyle has issued an update regarding the 2007 calendar
year pricing rounds.
Sugar-gelatin alternative to pure gum Arabic developed
13-Dec-2006 By Stephen Daniells
A matrix of sucrose, gelatin and gum Arabic can successfully
encapsulate citrus flavours, and offer potential as a cheaper
alternative to pure gum Arabic for the process.
Australia firm patents natural low GI sugar
07-Dec-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
An Australian firm has patented what it describes as a 'totally
natural low GI sugar'.
Sugary drinks in new cancer link, study
08-Nov-2006 By Chris Mercer
Drinking two sugary soft drinks every day could almost double the
chance of pancreatic cancer, warns a new study, landing a fresh
blow on soft drinks makers over health.
Tate & Lyle hails 'excellent' ingredients performance
02-Nov-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Tate & Lyle's unaudited interim results have given the firm
reason to be confident that stronger growth can be expected in the
Business feels tremors of EU sugar shake-up
25-Oct-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
The shake-up of Europe's sugar industry is already having an effect
on internal EU-25 trade, according to a recent USDA report.
Roquette targets sugar-free 'premium' chocolate range
18-Oct-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
French ingredients firm Roquette has formed an alliance with Meert
to develop a range of sugar-free premium chocolate.
Danisco invests in future of confectionery
27-Sep-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Danisco Flavours has opened a new confectionery facility in Belgium
in order to experiment with new combinations of texture, taste and
UK support for sugar reform revealed
25-Sep-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
The UK's food and farming minister has revealed how almost £500
million of additional support for sugar reform will be incorporated
within the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) over the next seven years.
Mexican sugar substitute makes it to UK shelves
22-Sep-2006 By Catherine Boal
Diabetics and weight watchers are set to benefit from the release
of a new natural alternative to sugar going on sale in leading UK
retailer Tesco this week.
Danisco Sweeteners targets health-focused consumers
16-Aug-2006 By staff reporter
Danisco Sweeteners has developed a range of ingredients designed to
help food makers create snacks with less than 100 calories.
CSM to focus on bakery
25-Jul-2006 By Catherine Boal
Dutch ingredients producer CSM is poised to sell its lucrative
sugar business to Royal Cosun in an effort to streamline their
bakery portfolio and strengthen growth in pivotal areas.
Sweetener safety major concern for most Americans, report
03-Jul-2006 By Lorraine Heller
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.
Agrana moves sugar operations to Balkans
02-Jun-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Agrana, which claims to be the leading sugar and starch producer in
Central and Eastern Europe, plans to expand its activities towards
the Western Balkans.
New science could make sugar sweeter
24-Apr-2006 By Lorraine Heller
A new study has revealed how molecular mechanisms and taste
perception can be combined to make sucrose more effective, which
means that products could contain less sugar but taste just as
Two formulations target reduced-calorie fruit dessert market
11-Apr-2006 By Ahmed ElAmin
Two new formulations will allow European food processors to meet
the demand for reduced-calorie fruit desserts, according to their
US firm boasts next generation sweetener
22-Mar-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Six months after its launch, a new sweetener that claims to be
all-natural, low calorie, low glycemic, nutritionally fortified and
fully functional has attracted "staggering" interest.
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Greencore pull-out to end Ireland's sugar industry
17-Mar-2006 By Chris Mercer
Greencore, the ingredients and food service group, said EU sugar
reform would force it to pull out of the sugar sector this year,
effectively spelling the end of sugar processing in Ireland.