30-Apr-2013 - PureCircle is preparing to commercialise its latest stevia innovation ready for launch in the second half of 2013.
09-Apr-2013 - Cargill and Arasco are creating a new starches and sweeteners joint venture in Saudi Arabia to meet growing demand in the confectionery, bakery and juice sectors in the region.
02-Apr-2013 - Sensient Flavors has added eight bespoke functional flavours to its APSS (all purpose sweet solutions) range. The new Black Grape, Cola, Red, Summer Fruits, Orange, Tropical, Lemon Lime and Green flavourings compensate for sensory drawbacks in reduced sugar formulations, such as loss of body, mouthfeel and sweetness.
04-Mar-2013 - Beneo's Isomalt can successfully replace the commonly used polyol mannitol in chewing gum, offering confectionery producers an attractive commercial alternative which maintains the gum's shape, chewability and texture.
07-Feb-2013 - Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has given its Glacéau Vitaminwater brand a stevia-based makeover
09-Jan-2013 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a full public consultation on the safety of aspartame after publishing its draft opinion, which states it poses “no toxicity” worries for consumers at current levels.
02-Jan-2013 - Global ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle claims to have formulated a fizzy cola drink that delivers a 50% calorie reduction using a natural origin sweetener. The key ingredient used was Tasteva, a stevia-based sweetener developed by Tate & Lyle.
04-Sep-2012 - Lynda Searby finds out how the European market for stevia is unfolding
04-May-2012 - Tate & Lyle Sugar (TLS) Silvertown refinery could be doomed and lose over 700 jobs because it cannot obtain sufficient raw cane sugar at a price that would make its future viable, claim informed sources.
10-Feb-2012 - An increase in the price for iso-glucose, driven by strong sugar prices, has boosted results at Tate & Lyle, according to city analysts, following the firm’s latest trading update.
01-Jan-2012 - Does stevia have the wings to get the sugar-free/ tooth-friendly confectionery market off the ground? Lynda Searby reports
14-Nov-2011 - No-calorie, sweetener stevia has finally won EU approval, prompting a range of firms to accelerate plans to bring products to market.
04-Nov-2011 - Tate & Lyle has delivered a solid first-half performance thanks to strong by-product returns, high-volume sucralose sales and performance-focused measures implemented under its new chief executive.
01-Aug-2011 - I recently presented a paper on reformulation at the World Sugar Research Organisation's international conference in Paris to global sugar barons. As a result, I tried to give a balanced, scientifically accurate review of the pros and cons of sugar. In fact, there were more pros than cons.
29-Jul-2011 - City analysts believe that Tate & Lyle could pursue growth via acquisitions, rather than in-house development, as they discussed the firm’s first quarter trading update yesterday.
01-Jul-2011 - The dynamics at large in the sweeteners market are similar to those in a football club. As on the football pitch, in the sweeteners market there is rivalry as each player strives to shine as an individual. But teamwork or combinations of sweeteners is often the strategy that yields the best results.
08-Jun-2011 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has denied a suggestion by two MEPs that it may have lost data relating to a previous safety evaluation of the high intensity sweetener aspartame (E951) and that it failed to examine it properly in the first place.
26-May-2011 - The European Commission (EC) has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to conduct a wholesale review of the safety of the world’s most widely used sweetener, aspartame.
17-May-2011 - Asda has settled its long-running legal dispute with ingredient supplier Ajinomoto out of court, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learnt, after the latter took legal action against the retailer for describing aspartame as a ‘nasty’ on own-label product packaging.
01-May-2011 - Ingredients suppliers have welcomed positive Article 13.1 health claim opinions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for their products.
20-Apr-2011 - Tate & Lyle announced today that it has agreed to sell its Vietnamese sugar business in a cash deal worth £33m subject to regulatory approval.
29-Mar-2011 - Real Good Food Company (RGFC) chairman Pieter Totté said he hoped the “difficult years” for sugar were over after the firm saw a slight increase in 2010 pre-tax profits, but warned that it would look abroad for stocks after sharp UK price rises.
28-Feb-2011 - Associated British Foods (ABF) has issued what stockbroker Shore Capital describes as a “rather subdued” trading update, following a disastrous UK beet sugar harvest
06-Dec-2010 - Liberal Democrat peer Lord Clement-Jones has called on the Department of Health to explain how spending £322,000 of taxpayers' money on a study addressing consumer concerns over aspartame represents value for money at a time when budgets are so stretched.
25-Nov-2010 - Tate & Lyle has announced the sale of its molasses business to international commodity trader W&R Barnett for £67m, as it continues to shift its focus to speciality food ingredients and reduce net debt.