Tate & Lyle bid to make ideas easy

Food and beverage ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has launched a new web portal to make it easier for potential partners to submit ideas. The new portal, at www.tateandlyleopeninnovation.com, is designed to encourage universities, start-ups and companies specialising in food science to submit proposals aligned with Tate & Lyle’s innovation priorities of sweeteners, texturants and […]

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Cargill and Arasco announce Saudi JV

Cargill and Arasco have unveiled plans to create a new starches and sweeteners joint venture in Saudi Arabia. The new company will acquire Arasco’s existing corn milling facility in Al Kharj and will produce starch-based products primarily for the Gulf Cooperation Council countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, as well as Yemen, […]

Aspartame ‘poses no toxicity concern’ says EFSA draft scientific opinion

EFSA’s draft scientific opinion following re-evalution of artificial sweetener aspartame reveals that ‘it poses no toxicity concern for consumers at current levels’. To carry out the full risk assessment, EFSA undertook an in-depth review of peer-reviewed scientific and other literature on aspartame and its breakdown products, including new human studies. Regulatory bodies around the world […]

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DSM announces Fortitech deal

Royal DSM is strengthening its human nutrition business with the acquisition of Fortitech for £399 million (€499m). New York-based Fortitech manufactures customised, value-added food ingredient blends for the food and beverage industries “Customers in food and beverage are increasingly looking for solutions providers offering a broad range of food ingredient blends that cover a more […]


February 2012

Farmers square up for EU cage fight 1 January this year signalled a new era in egg production as a ban against the use of battery farm cages came into force. However, 13 out of 27 EU member states have refused to make the necessary changes. Time to turn over a new leaf? Just weeks […]

November 2011

Sweeteners Will stevia live up to the hype? Having gained EU approval, food innovation consultant Alice Pegg goes in the search of the answer to the all-important question. You batter believe it New research projects at Campden BRI are helping to shed light on the functionality of bakery ingredients. Dr Sarab Sahi explains. Regulatory update  […]

May 2011

Waiting in the wings Abigail Birch, innovation manager of RSSL’s product and ingredient innovation division, ask whether European approval of stevia will open the door to other intense sweeteners. Room for improvement  John Holah and Alicja Malinowska, of Campden BRI, explain the pros and cons of whole room disinfection. No corner cutting for Müller Dairy […]

Dubai Drink Technology Expo

Beverage producers and distributors Various drink manufacturers Companies providing raw beverage materials (such as fruit extracts, sweeteners, syrup, flavourings in concentrate and other additives) Dispensing & cooling systems, vending machines manufacturers, wholesales and distributors Distributors of cleaning, and filling systems for beverage bottles and containers and dispensing systems Packaging companies Companies offering consulting and supporting […]

Tate & Lyle launches stevia sweetener

Tate & Lyle has launched Tasteva, a zero-calorie stevia sweetener. “We have spent over two years analysing various steviol glycosides compositions, and developed a proprietary process to give manufacturers the optimal balance of sweetness with 100 per cent great taste,” says Jeremy Thompson, director of natural sweeteners product management at Tate & Lyle. “Our research […]

US demand for alternative sweeteners set to soar

US demand for alternative sweeteners is expected to soar by 3.3 per cent by 2015 to £2.1 billion (€2.5bn), according to a new study, with gains led by continuing market penetration of relatively new entrants to the industry, including the stevia extract rebaudioside-A. The more mature segments of the market – high intensity sweeteners (such […]


ACT in Sinosweet partnership

ACT (Atlantic Chemicals) has announced a new partnership with China’s largest aspartame manufacturer Sinosweet. The new partnership will see Sinosweet UK become a wholly owned subsidiary of the ACT group, and gives ACT the exclusive sales and marketing rights for Sinosweet’s complete product range in the UK and Irish markets. According to ACT’s UK and […]


TreattSweet ‘smoothes out sweetness profile’

Flavour and ingredients firm Treatt has launched TreattSweet, an ingredient it claims ‘improves the sweetness and transforms the flavour’ of products sweetened with Stevia and other sweeteners. This product is a blend of all-natural essences that imparts desirable flavour and mouthfeel, while smoothing out the sweetness profile and undesirable lingering characteristics associated with certain sweeteners, […]

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