Ingredients > Sugar/sweeteners

Consumers in favour of sugar tax

18 March, 2020

A survey of over 1000 German consumers has revealed that there is considerable support for nutritional policy action, such as the implementation of sugar taxes.

Singapore to ban ads for sugary drinks

06 November, 2019

Singapore will introduce mandatory colour-coded nutrition labels and ban advertising for sugar-sweetened beverages, in a major step in the war on sugar.

Sweet excess: FIZZ calls for sugar tax in New Zealand

30 October, 2019

Scientists, dentists, doctors and the beverage industry will discuss the impact sugar has on health at the FIZZ event in Auckland.

Sweet taste receptor could make food taste better

29 October, 2019

Researchers have used models of a 'sweet receptor' protein to understand how humans perceive sweetness, which could impact our health and nutrition.

Sugar labelling in Australia and NZ

26 September, 2019

The Food Standards Code has placed requirements for food labels to include the total amount of sugars in the nutrition panel.

ClearTaste organic bitter blocker

05 September, 2019

ClearTaste is a natural bitter blocker derived from mushrooms.

Singapore Food Agency sweet on sweetener

08 August, 2019

The Singapore Food Agency has approved Ingredion's Reb M Stevia Leaf Sweetener, as Ingredion takes steps to expand into the Asia–Pacific region.

Bittersweet aspartame

02 August, 2019

According to a recent study from University of Sussex, the artificial sweetener aspartame has not been adequately proven to be safe for human consumption.

Culture product designed to reduce sugar in dairy products

15 July, 2019

The Sweety Y-1 culture extracts natural sugars from lactose, allowing dairy manufacturers to naturally sweeten products without added sugar.

Sensus Frutalose SFP sweet chicory root powder

01 July, 2019

Frutalose SFP (sweet fibre powder), manufactured by Sensus, is made from chicory root and suitable for use in sugar-reduced applications.

Is food too sweet for our tastes?

26 June, 2019

A recent big data analysis of commercial food product reviews in the US has revealed that food is too sweet.

Sweetener without the aftertaste

24 June, 2019

Research has found the molecular machinery behind the intense sweetness of the stevia plant, which could be used to create better tasting, non-caloric sweeteners.

Helping manufacturers with sugar reduction

29 April, 2019

Food and beverage manufacturers looking to produce reduced-sugar products are encouraged to join a free webinar on 15 May 2019.

Researchers use yeast to manufacture low-calorie sweetener

18 April, 2019

University of Illinois researchers have used a yeast-based approach to produce tagatose, a natural, low-calorie sweetener, which may help increase its commercial use.

FSANZ invites submissions on new production method for sweetener

03 April, 2019

Cargill is seeking approval from FSANZ to permit a microbial fermentation production method for its Rebaudiosides M and D in the Food Standards Code.

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