Stevia missing a trick in confectionery

With ongoing concerns about health and the reduction of sugar in the diet, the sugar-free confectionery market should be booming. This is particularly in the face of ongoing technical developments that have improved sensory properties and the appearance of new sweeteners and other ingredients with a more natural image. Yet sugar-free lines accounted for less […]


Stevia market registering robust growth, says report

Future Market Insights’ (FMI’s) recent report Global Stevia Market – Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020 focuses on emerging regions and delivers insights into the global stevia market. According to the report, the global stevia market is projected to grow at a single digit CAGR during the forecast period, accounting for $565.2 million by 2020. Shifting […]


Sucrose replacement

Sensus research has revealed that inulin can replace sucrose in food recipes, providing new opportunities for food manufacturers to create tasty, healthy products that consumers demand. Based on a survey of more than 800 UK consumers, Sensus discovered that the demand for healthy, good-tasting food is on the rise and that consumers are willing to […]

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Sense and sensibility

I have just received an invitation to tour a sensory testing lab next month and I am looking forward to it already – I will learn if I have the sensory acuity to be a sensory taste panelist.


EU isoglucose market: the future looks sweet

According to a new report from Rabobank, Will Starch Grains Beat Sugar?, the impending change in EU sugar policy in 2017 could trigger a shift from sugar to isoglucose usage. Rabobank believes that isoglucose production could take off, particularly in grain and starch-rich but sugar-poor countries such as Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. At the same […]

Time for a tonic

Fentimans has launched the new 19:05 Herbal Tonic Water – adding to its range of mixers. The name is said to refer to the time when many people open a tonic for their evening drink, as well as the year in which Fentimans was founded. The Herbal Tonic Water’s blend of traditional British herbs and […]

Tackling health challenges

The International Sweeteners Association recently hosted a conference in Brussels titled “Why low calories count: the effective use of low calorie sweeteners in today’s diet and lifestyle choices”.


May 2014

Product Focus: Organic and Fair Trade Ingredients: Sweeteners, Allergens Packaging: Liquid filling Processing: Mixing and blending, Dairy processing

PureCircle achieves lower carbon footprint

PureCircle, a producer of stevia products, has announced that it has cut the carbon footprint of its products by 15% since last year and is now a quarter of the way to achieving its 2020 carbon footprint intensity goal. PureCircle director of corporate sustainability, Ajay Chandran explains, “This is the third carbon footprint we’ve completed […]

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New Stevia-derived natural sweeteners range

EPCevia, a Stevia-derived natural sweetener that allows manufacturers to reduce sugar by 30%, is now available in Britain and Ireland. Three types of EPCevia from China-based EPC Natural Products have been introduced into the market by Omega Ingredients, including EPCevia Pure, EPCevia Dual, and EPCevia Omega. EPCevia is suitable for various applications. CEO and co-founder […]

Wild expands facilities in Germany and Spain

Wild, a manufacturer of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industries, is expanding its facilities in Berlin, Germany and Valencia, Spain. Last year the company purchased land from the real estate company Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin totaling around 6,500 square meters. The area is located on the Spree river and is directly opposite the company grounds. […]

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