Natural sweeteners

Plaintiff Kevin Anderson argues that Jamba Juice’s ‘all-natural’ smoothie kits deceive consumers because they contain “unnaturally processed, synthetic and/or non-natural ingredients” including ascorbic acid, citric acid, xanthan gum and steviol glycosides...

Jamba Juice all-natural lawsuit moves into new phase

By Elaine Watson

A California judge has granted in part a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against Jamba Juice over ‘all-natural’ claims, but has given the plaintiff the right to amend his complaint.

PureCircle: stevia 3.0 intensifies war on obesity

PureCircle: stevia 3.0 intensifies war on obesity

By Rod Addy

PureCircle’s next generation of stevia extracts, nicknamed stevia 3.0, will help the company step up its assault on the global obesity problem, according to Jason Hecker, vice president for global marketing and innovation.

PureCircle shores up stevia supplies

PureCircle shores up stevia supplies

By Rod Addy

PureCircle has diversified its supplies of stevia leaf, enabling it to step up global growth plans and defend its supply chain against future issues.

Kramer: 'Aggressively bringing new products and technologies to market'

Big interview: Karl Kramer, president, innovation and commercial development, Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle innovation chief: ‘We’re not interested in me-too products’

By Elaine Watson

What’s in Tate & Lyle’s innovation pipeline? That’s top secret, says Karl Kramer, “but we are working on some completely new, completely novel ingredients and exciting technologies. We’re not interested in me-too products.”

Mining the stevia leaf: ‘Reb A purity is the old way of thinking’

Mining the stevia leaf: ‘Reb A purity is the old way of thinking’

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Combining different sweet components from the stevia leaf – in a similar way to combining artificial sweeteners – may be the next step toward improving the flavor of stevia-sweetened products, says PureCircle’s vp of global marketing and innovation Jason...

Gordon: 'Bringing in National Starch was transformational for our business'

Big Interview: Ilene Gordon, chairman, president and CEO, Ingredion

Ingredion CEO: ‘Some manufacturers are outsourcing NPD to their suppliers’

By Elaine WATSON

With R&D departments at some food manufacturers pared down to the bone as bosses slash overheads to control costs, open innovation has moved from a hot topic on the conference circuit to a practical necessity, says Ingredion CEO Ilene Gordon.

New sweeteners include SGF's stevia blends

Dispatches from IFT 2012 Las Vegas

IFT 2012 new product round-up: Sweeteners

By Rod Addy

A wealth of new sweetener blends are being showcased by exhibitors at IFT 2012 in Las Vegas, with a major focus on natural sources.

Mintel: Shoppers 'don’t feel OK about eating junk food just because they are on the go'

Dispatches from the 6th Annual Food Technology & Innovation Forum, 2012, Chicago

Mintel: Health and quality key to next generation of on-the-go foods

By Elaine Watson

Foods with ‘on-the-go’ claims represent a small - but rapidly growing - proportion of global new product launches, but firms that want to cash in need to think about health and quality as well as convenience, says Mintel.

Tagatose can help firms make significant calorie reductions in bakery products without compromising taste or texture, claims Nutrilab NV

Could it be second time lucky for low-cal bulk sweetener Tagatose?

By Elaine Watson

Belgian firm Nutrilab NV is preparing to introduce low-calorie, low glycemic bulk sweetener Tagatose to North and South America later this year, six years after dairy giant Arla Foods pulled the plug on the ingredient claiming it was not commercially...

GLG Life Tech receives cease trade order

GLG Life Tech receives cease trade order

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Stevia supplier GLG Life Tech has stopped trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after it received a full cease trade order from the British Columbia Securities Commission, due to delayed filing of its year-end financial statements and related documents.

Tate & Lyle's re-opened sucralose plant in McIntosh, Alabama

Interview, James Blunt, senior VP, product management and marketing, Tate & Lyle

Finding the sweet spot: Sucralose in an evolving sweeteners market

By Elaine Watson

It’s not as sexy as stevia, and not as cheap as aspartame, but sucralose continues to press food formulators’ buttons, and demand is still growing – fast - says market leader Tate & Lyle.

‘Corn sugar’ LA hearing: Who are the defendants in HFCS lawsuit?

‘Corn sugar’ LA hearing: Who are the defendants in HFCS lawsuit?

By Elaine Watson

Attorneys for the Sugar Association and the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) went head to head at federal judge Consuelo Marshall's courtroom in Los Angeles at noon today as the dispute over the CRA’s right to describe high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)...

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