Natural sweeteners

Manufacturers are responding to consumers' shifting definitions of clean label which can vary greatly.  ©GettyImages/Ridofranz

Flavorchem on clean label: 'People's definitions are all over the place'

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Clean label seems to be as commonplace of a term as the contentious ‘natural’ moniker with many food and beverages retooling their ingredient formulations to conform to this vague industry expectation. According to Flavorchem, one thing is very clear,...

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IFF CEO on the Frutarom mega-deal: 'This transaction is all about growth'

By Elaine Watson

Terms such as ‘streamlining overheads’ and ‘footprint optimization’ conjure up images of job cuts and factory closures, but IFF’s $7.1bn megadeal to acquire Israeli flavors and natural ingredients firm Frutarom is “all about growth, not cost savings at...

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What’s the real reason behind Halo Top’s success? Mintel explains

By Mary Ellen Shoup

‘Dieting’ and ‘reduced fat’ have become passé phrases in the world of packaged food replaced with terms like ‘clean label’ and ‘locally-sourced’, so what can explain low-calorie ice cream alternative Halo Top’s dramatic takeover of the frozen dessert...

Em+Pact empowers women to eat healthier and become ‘goal diggers’

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Em+Pact empowers women to eat healthier and become ‘goal diggers’

By Elizabeth Crawford

Industry newcomer Em+Pact is carving out an underserved niche in the $600 million protein bar category by targeting women with products that are crafted to meet their specific nutritional needs and by working with nonprofits to empower them to be “goal...

Cargill launches EverSweet fermented steviol glycosides

Cargill launches EverSweet fermented steviol glycosides

By Elaine Watson

EverSweet - the hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener from Cargill and Evolva produced via fermentation – is now available in commercial quantities, say the partners, who have also struck a deal to explore whether other high intensity...

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Shaka Tea unveils new look, closes second round of financing

By Elaine Watson

Honolulu-based Shaka Tea - the first Hawaiian ready-to-drink iced tea, and the first brewed with māmaki, a plant that only grows in the Hawaiian islands – has unveiled a new look, reformulated its wares to reduce sugar, and closed its second round of...

Arctic Zero CEO: People aren’t really eating ice cream to get their protein

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Arctic Zero CEO: People aren’t really eating ice cream to get their protein

By Elaine Watson

The success of high-protein, low cal brands Halo Top and Enlightened notwithstanding, most Americans don't head to the ice cream aisle for a protein fix, argues the CEO of Arctic Zero, who says his new light ice cream can compete with these brands...

FOOD VISION USA 2017 VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

By Elaine Watson

From entrepreneurs pioneering new farming methods and food technologies, to big brands adjusting to the changing landscape, FOOD VISION USA 2017 brought together a wide cross-section of industry players to explore how the industry is facing the challenges...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Will low-glycemic be the next gluten-free?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Will low-glycemic be the next gluten-free?

By Elizabeth Crawford

Every 21 seconds someone in the US discovers they have diabetes, setting a breakneck pace that is fueling a 6% annual increase in the number of Americans diagnosed with the chronic disease for which there is no cure, but which can be managed in part through...

Where next for natural sweeteners? In conversation with Layn USA

By Elaine Watson

Monk fruit is still more expensive than stevia, but significant progress is being made on tackling the pricing and regulatory issues that have historically held the market back, says Layn Corp, a leading supplier of monk fruit and stevia based natural...

IFT 2017: Clean label moves beyond the ingredients list

IFT 2017 part two: Clean label moves beyond the ingredients list

By Elaine Watson

'Clean label' used to be about ousting artificial (or artificial-sounding) ingredients from food labels, but is beginning to move beyond what must be declared on the ingredients list to cover incidental additives, pesticide residues, and animal...

AquaBall maker True Drinks taps CPG veteran James Greco as CEO

Greco has experience ‘in preparing and bringing companies to acquisition’

AquaBall maker True Drinks taps CPG veteran James Greco as CEO

By Elaine Watson

Former Sbarro CEO James Greco has taken the helm at True Drinks Holdings – the firm behind kids’ flavored water brand AquaBall – while Kevin Sherman (who has been in charge since Lance Leonard departed in December 2015) will stay on as president.

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