Sweeteners (intense, bulk, polyols)

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SweeGen obtains GRAS status for Reb B stevia sweetener

By Mary Ellen Shoup

SweeGen Bestevia Reb B steviol glycoside (stevia sweetener) has received a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) Letter of No Objection from the FDA for use in food and beverage formulations.

BRAIN has established a GRAS microorganism for the biotechnological production of the sweetener. Pic: Getty Images/MamaMiaPL

Roquette and BRAIN Group to scale-up protein sweetener production

By Jim Cornall

Roquette, a producer of plant-based ingredients for food, nutrition and health markets, biotech company BRAIN AG, and BRAIN Group company AnalytiCon Discovery have completed the R&D phase for the development of protein sweetener brazzein.

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Whole Earth Brands acquires Wholesome Sweeteners in $180m deal

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Whole Earth Brands (parent company to Equal and Pure Via sweetener brands) has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Wholesome Sweeteners, the No. 1 organic sweetener brand by share in the organic and natural channel.

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Could warning labels on soda reduce consumption?

By Rachel Arthur

Displaying health warnings on sugar-sweetened drinks could be an effective way of reducing consumption, suggest US researchers, who found a 14.5% decline in consumption among students when warning labels were displayed on drinks in a college cafeteria....

GALLERY: Plant-based brands and innovations to watch in 2021

GALLERY: Plant-based brands and innovations to watch in 2021

By Elaine Watson

Plant-based eggs, bacon, and everything inbetween… check out our gallery of plant-based brands and innovations to watch in 2021, from NotCo and Black Sheep Foods to Gold & Green. There are of course SCORES of exciting brands not covered here; this...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Tate & Lyle acquires US-based stevia supplier Sweet Green Fields

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Tate & Lyle has acquired Washington state-based stevia supplier Sweet Green Fields (SGF), strengthening the global ingredients company’s stevia solutions and capabilities by creating a fully-integrated supply chain along with unified research and...

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NERD rebrands and expands as nootropics beverage trend gains steam

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Following its acquisition by Beverage USA Holdings Inc. (BevUSA) earlier this year, mental acuity beverage company NERD is on track to become a nationally-recognized brand with new retail distribution, an expanded direct-to-consumer business, and refreshed...

WEBINAR Nov. 4: FOOD FOR KIDS Beverage Trends

WEBINAR Nov. 4: FOOD FOR KIDS Beverage Trends

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Kids are drinking less milk and juice as they get older, but what are they drinking instead, and is it good for them? How do parents evaluate what types of drinks are good for kids? What are parents looking for on food labels?

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Whole Foods reveals top 10 food trends for 2021

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Heavily influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Whole Foods Market has unveiled its top 10 food trends for 2021, which include revitalized “epic” breakfast meals and culinary-inspired baby food, to growing consumer adoption of fringe cooking oils and food...

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Pectin's "a-peeling" future

Pectin's "a-peeling" future

Familiar, plant-based, highly functional… today's pectin ticks off a lot of boxes for consumers and product developers alike. Learn how this humble...

Sustainable sweetness

Sustainable sweetness

According to proprietary Cargill research, more than half of consumers indicate they are more likely to purchase a product if it includes a sustainability...

Leading the way to less sugar

Leading the way to less sugar

Meeting consumer expectations for less sugar isn't always easy – due to its many functions and complex attitudes toward alternative sweeteners.