PepsiCo ready for stevia product launches
PepsiCo said it is poised to launch two drinks sweetened with stevia in the US as soon as it is given the green light by the FDA over its GRAS status.
McNeil and Sugar Association settle Splenda dispute
The Sugar Association and McNeil Nutritionals have reached a settlement in the ongoing legal battle over the marketing of the sweetener Splenda.
Calls for stevia certification
As the stevia circus rumbles on, the need for certification to ensure quality and clarity has been highlighted by a company which develops analytical tools for ingredients reference standards.
Promising stevia sales ahead of GRAS
Sales of a stevia supplement across the US could hint at the potential demand for the natural sweetener in food and beverages as GRAS notification is expected within days.
Cargill partnership aims to set stevia standard
Cargill has entered into an exclusive agreement with ChromaDex to ensure quality and consistency of the natural sweetener stevia, as ingredients companies scrabble for position in an emerging market.
Bunge merger under threat after CPI withdraws support
The merger agreement between Bunge and Corn Products International has been thrown into turmoil as CPI’s board has withdrawn its support for the $4.8bn deal.
Dietary guidelines needed for water
The American Beverage Association is calling on the new 2010 dietary recommendations which are currently being revised to include a guideline on proper hydration.
The hour of stevia is nigh
The course of true love never did run smooth. The same could be said of stevia’s road to regulatory approval as a food ingredient. One final concerted effort is needed to ensure approval of this hot ingredient.
Companies poised for changes in stevia regulations with new deal
The march to bring stevia into the mainstream continues as GLG Life Tech Corporation has struck a deal with US-based Weider Global Nutrition to take the sweetener to mass markets around the globe.
Calls for more stevia safety tests threaten market launches
The safety of stevia has been called into question again after scientists at the University of California said further tests were needed on potential cancer causing properties before the sweetener is used in food and drink.
PureCircle could be winner in Pepsi v Coca-Cola stevia wars
As both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola gear up to launch beverages sweetened with stevia, it could be that their common supplier, PureCircle, is the real winner in the race to be first to market.
PepsiCo sparks stevia wars with Coca-Cola
PepsiCo is whipping up a storm in the beverage industry as it raises the stakes against its old rival Coca-Cola with the launch of a new natural sweetener from the stevia plant.
HFCS is natural, says FDA in a letter
High fructose corn syrup may be labeled natural when synthetic fixing agents do not come into contact with it during manufacturing, said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), fuelling further debate on the controversial sweetener.
Blue California nears self-affirmed GRAS stevia launch
Ingredients group Blue California says it expects to obtain
self-affirmed generally regarded as safe (GRAS) approval for its
stevia-derived sweetener compound by next month.
New sweetener to hit market hungry for alternatives
An ingredients company has developed a new natural sweetener that
it claims tastes like cane sugar and is expected to rival products
such as stevia.