EFSA health claim opinion
Kraft Foods Europe is the second company to win a positive article 13.5 proprietary and emerging science health claim opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with a submission linking starch and glycaemic response in baked products.
Ingredients supplier Beneo is finding new outlets for its functional carbohydrate Palatinose; the latest being with Germany energy drinks producer, Rhino’s Energy.
Beneo targets Indian functional carbohydrate market
Ingredients supplier Beneo is to present its naturally-derived low glycaemic functional carbohydrate isomaltulose at a health conference in Mumbai, India later this week.
Kids’ beverages target ‘all-natural’, ‘free-from’, immunity
All-natural, “free-from” ingredients perceived as unhealthy and ingredients that strengthen the immune system are the main trends in the kids’ beverages market, according to a New Nutrition Business report.
Sugar politics means high prices are a bitter pill for US and Indian sweet food and beverage makers; while the European industry is sitting pretty on the back of the recent sugar reforms.
Sweeter fruit may follow melon genome completion
Scientists from Texas have completed the mapping of the melon genome, opening up possibilities for sweeter or more nutritious fruits.
Unrefined sweeteners bring antioxidant boost to bakery: Study
Fresh evidence from researchers in the US suggests that substituting refined sweeteners with unrefined equivalents in food formulations could raise disease-fighting antioxidants in consumer diets.
Ingredient group chews on sugar free gum potential
Beneo-Palatinit says that the European market for sugar-free gum
continues to prosper amidst a general innovation focus on embracing
consumer health concerns.
Tereos confirms interest in Danisco sugar
French sugar and food solutions company Tereos has confirmed it is
hoping to acquire Danisco's sugar business, and that it is bidding
against Germany's Nordzucker.
FDA adds isomaltulose to tooth decay benefitting claim
The Food and Drug Administration has added isomaltulose to a list
of "non-cariogenic carbohydrate sweeteners" that can claim
non-promotion of dental carries.
Syngenta to establish research base in China
Swiss biotech Syngenta is investing US$65m in the construction of a
new biotech centre in China for to evaluate genetically-modified
and native traits in soy and corn.
Dairy flavourings designed for clean label sugar reduction
A new range of natural flavourings for use in dairy
formulations offer a clean label alternative to existing products
and reduce sugar content by as much 30 per cent, according to the
Scientists examine health in honey
The health benefits of honey are the focus of discussions taking
place today at an international symposium bringing together
scientists to examine the potential of the natural sweetener.
Sugary chocolate gets good for gums go-ahead
A new chocolate product is the first to be endorsed by
Toothfriendly International as being harmless to teeth, despite it
containing sugar, the manufacturer claims.
Orafti to pass on escalating costs for Beneo
Orafti has announced a price increase for its Beneo fibre
ingredients in response to increasing raw material and energy costs
- a measure it says it has tried to stave off as long as possible
but which is now inevitable.