Ingredients > Sugar/sweeteners

Safety concerns for artificial sweetener sucralose

07 September, 2018

Research has found sucralose is metabolised in the gut and produces at least two fat-soluble compounds, which contradicts previous safety claims.

Honey fraud creates a sticky situation

05 September, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Tests have found almost half of supermarket honey samples were adulterated, but are these tests accurate?

FSANZ calls for submissions on a new sweetener

25 July, 2018

Saraya hopes to permit the use of monk fruit (or luo han guo) extract as a food additive, specifically as an intense sweetener.

Diet soft drinks reduce colon cancer risks

24 July, 2018

Soft drinks have a bad reputation when it comes to health, but consuming artificially sweetened beverages has been found to reduce colon cancer recurrence and death.

More money in pollination than honey for beekeepers

10 July, 2018

If you have ever considered where beekeepers derive their income you would automatically think 'honey', but this is not the case for beekeepers in the US.

A look at HFCS safety

09 July, 2018

Although little used in Australia and New Zealand, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) almost invariably brings with it debate about its safety.

Making reduced-sugar biscuits taste good

13 June, 2018

Researchers have found that reduced-sugar biscuits containing Taura's JusFruit pieces are perceived to be just as sweet as full-sugar alternatives.

Sweet snacks tax better than sugar-sweetened beverages tax

30 April, 2018

Sweet food taxes decrease the purchase of soft drinks by 0.6 to 0.8%, biscuits and cakes by 1.2% and savoury snacks by 1.6%.

Nestlé releases chocolate bar with 30% less sugar

29 March, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Milkybar Wowsomes contain fibrous crispy oat cereal and restructured sugar that tastes equally as sweet but dissolves faster.

Collaboration sweetens the path to low-GI sugar production

19 March, 2018

The path to industrial-scale production of low GI sugar has been made simpler through a collaboration between Nutrition Innovation Group, Foss and Schneider Electric.

Sugar tax on soft drinks might drive up alcohol consumption

24 January, 2018

Putting a tax on sweetened soft drinks in an attempt to curb obesity is not as simple and straightforward as you might think. It certainly looks as if such a tax will impact alcohol sales.

Lead found in NSW bees and honey

17 January, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Depending on where you live, you may be consuming honey that contains high levels of lead, according to a study conducted by Macquarie University researchers.

English hospitals given 250-calorie limit on confectionery

19 October, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, has announced they will be imposing a 250-calorie limit on confectionery sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets.

Healthy sugar battles obesity

04 October, 2017

Sugar is widely associated with health concerns and obesity, but Sunshine Sugar aims to be the first in the world to install the technology to produce a sugar that is rich in antioxidants with a low glycemic index, called nucane.

Sugar-sweetened drinks affect global obesity epidemic

12 May, 2017

An American Cancer Society study has concluded that global efforts to address the obesity epidemic will be hampered with sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), which have become more affordable worldwide and more widely consumed.

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