Blue California, manufacturer of the Good & Sweet-brand Reb A stevia extract, has developed a natural fermentation process that it will be using to extract the sweetener by next March, the company has said.
Over the past half year, stevia has been the focus of attention as the search for a perfect natural sweetener continues. But why are the birds circling when the ingredient has not been approved in the two major Western markets - the United States and Europe?
Olam and Wilmar have entered a joint venture to acquire a 20 per cent stake in PureCircle in a partnership aimed at strengthening the supply chain and increasing sales of natural high-intensity stevia sweeteners.
Blue California is introducing a new, water-soluble form of Biolut lutein made possible by microencapsulation technology, which extends the uses of the company's branded ingredient to chewable, effervescent and uncoated supplements, foods, beverages and cosmetic products.