Snapple prioritizes taste in HFCS-free tea
Dr Pepper Snapple has released an all-natural version of its iced tea which uses high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) instead of sugar, but has denied that it was driven by trends for natural ingredients or any consumer choice to avoid HFCS.
PureCircle partners with Cerilliant for Reb A quality testing
PureCircle has announced it has entered into a partnership with Cerilliant to develop and supply certified reference materials for its stevia-derived sweeteners, responding to demand for high quality Reb A.
Partnership to speed stevia-sweetened product development
A new partnership between a stevia supplier and a flavors and ingredients firm will speed the process of bringing low-calorie stevia-sweetened products to market, the companies claim.
Stevia’s bitter taste receptors discovered, claims Givaudan
Givaudan has claimed it has discovered the bitter taste receptors triggered by Reb-A, the natural, high intensity sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant.
Obama and financial crisis drive new consumer values, says report
Food manufacturers need to better understand consumer tactics for dealing with the economic crisis and employ palatable strategies to answer to a fresh set of values, according to a report from Packaged Facts.
GLG extends high purity sweetener production line
GLG Life Tech has upgraded its stevia processing line at its plant in China to boost its output of rebiana that is of a higher purity, which associated with a better taste profile.
PureCircle appoints Tate & Lyle man for Reb A sales drive
PureCircle has appointed Jordi Ferre to its senior management team in the US to spearhead the commercial development of the all-natural, zero calorie stevia-derived sweetener, Rebaudioside A (Reb A).
Merisant files for bankruptcy
The tabletop sweetener company Merisant Worldwide has filed for bankruptcy in a move which it says will free up more cash to invest in its new stevia-derived sweetener PureVia.
More stevia-sweetened products launched in US
The beverage company Reed's, Inc. has announced the introduction of stevia-sweetened versions of it Virgil's brand of premium sodas.
GLG could look beyond China to help serve stevia market
GLG Life Tech Corporation may open up stevia plants in other countries following the announcement that it has begun operations at two new processing facilities for the sweetener in China.
GLG nearly doubles stevia capacity with new plants
GLG Life Tech Corporation said it had underestimated the capacity of its two new stevia processing plants in China as projections have now nearly doubled.
Quality standards proposed for stevia-derived sweetener
Food and beverage manufacturers are being invited to help set quality standards for the sweetener Reb A through the Food Chemicals Codex Forum.
New Reb A collaboration to enhance flavor
Reb A supplier PureCircle has joined with Firmenich in an exclusive global collaboration which aims to provide a formula for applications using the stevia-derived sweetener, not just the ingredient.
Calls to reverse FDA action over stevia sweetener
More stevia sweetened products are lining up for launch but campaigners are calling for the FDA decision that signaled that the sweetener could be used in food and beverages to be reversed.
More companies move into stevia market
A flurry of activity has followed the FDA no objection letters for the stevia-derived sweetener, Reb A, to be used in food and beverages as two companies announce self-affirmed GRAS.