OatSweet contains proteins, fibers and lipids as well as maltose and glucose (which provide the sweetness).

Special edition: Natural sweeteners

Novel oat-based sweetener rides crest of non-GMO wave

By Elaine WATSON

The first wave of products containing a new natural sweetener from oats called OatSweet have hit shelves in the US, and the firm behind it is now in talks with leading food and beverage manufacturers about incorporating it into everything from ice cream...

JBS takes on troubled XL Foods plant

JBS takes on troubled XL Foods plant

By Patrick McGuigan

The US arm of Brazilian-owned company JBS has taken over the management of XL Foods’ beef processing plant in Canada, which is at the centre of an E.coli outbreak and massive product recall.

CFIA recognises CSHB biosecurity standard.

CFIA recognises on-farm swine biosecurity standard

By Nicholas Robinson

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has officially acknowledged a national standard of on-farm swine biosecurity after a rigourous review ensured that it met the CFIA's criteria.

Whole grains and health: Where’s the evidence?

Dispatches from the Whole Grains on Every Plate conference

Whole grains and health: Where’s the evidence?

By Elaine Watson in San Antonio, Texas

Epidemiological studies reveal a clear association between increased wholegrain consumption and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.

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