Sweeteners (intense, bulk, polyols)

Manufacturers have never been under more pressure to reformulate – but at what cost?

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Piling on the pounds: the route to reformulation

By Noli Dinkovski

With the threat of taxation hanging over their heads, manufacturers are scrambling to meet sugar and calorie reduction targets, but with consumers looking for cleaner labels, there is no easy route to reformulation.

Givaudan has ditched sweeteners in favour of sensory profiling as part of its sugar reduction technique

Givaudan takes sensual approach

By Noli Dinkovski

A sugar reduction technique that relies on sensory profiling rather than sweeteners has been unveiled by Swiss flavours firm Givaudan.

Polar Krush saw sales rise 60% during the summer

Polar Krush reports 60% sales increase

By Michelle Perrett

Iced drinks manufacturer Polar Krush has reported its best summer to date after sales increased by 60% - boosted, it said, by its decision to switch its full range to sugar-free recipes.

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is to undergo a redesign to bring it in line with the classic variant

New design unveiled for Coca-Cola range

By Aidan Fortune

Coca-Cola Great Britain has revealed a new design for the Coca-Cola range, featuring new packaging for its Coca-Cola original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar variants.

Child obesity levels have hit a record high, according to a Public Health England report

Child obesity trends hit record high

By Aidan Fortune

Public Health England (PHE) is continuing to focus on calorie and sugar reduction as levels of severe obesity in children aged 10–11 have reached the highest point since records began.

Mona Schmitz-Hübsch: ‘The emphasis has shifted from what has been removed from products to what is going into them’

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Clean-label: Adding more to the mix

By Lynda Searby

The concept of clean-label has moved beyond the removal of certain ‘nasties’ in products to the insertion of ingredients that enhance health... and even the way a product is produced.

Cott has launched zero sugar cola in Spar stores nationwide

Cott’s sugar-free cola hits Spar stores

By James Ridler

Drinks maker Cott has secured listings for its zero-sugar cola at Spar, making it the first symbol group to launch an own-label sugar-free cola, it has claimed.

Maltodrextrin has a significant impact on a person’s metabolism, Speleers claims

High-GI sugar alternatives are ‘misleading’ consumers

By Noli Dinkovski

The approach by some food and drink manufacturers to replace sugar with high-glycaemic alternatives is “borderline misleading” to consumers, the director of a global ingredients company has claimed.

Tate & Lyle has appointed Nick Hampton as its new chief executive

Tate & Lyle appoints new chief executive

By James Ridler

Food ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle has appointed former PepsiCo executive Nick Hampton as chief executive, with affect from April 1.