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Middle East: Sweetener company expands plant

Lampados International is completing a plant expansion to produce Liteez, a vegan, egg-free three dimensional (3D) meringue kiss sweetener for hot drinks. The facility...

Europe: Hain Celestial company buys sweeteners firm

One of Hain Celestial Group's wholly-owned subsidiaries has acquired Clarks UK, The Natural Sweeteners Company. The company produces natural sweeteners under the Clarks brand, including...

Americas: Innovate to avoid ‘villain’ sugar, report

Sugar, just like starch, is a carbohydrate but tops the dietary villains list due to growing health concerns over obesity, diabetes and heart disease,...

Americas: The young still like their sweet drinks, report

Although children and adults drank less sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) from 2003 and 2014, researchers find consumption remains high among adolescents and young adults, and...

Europe: More consumers are mindful of their sugar consumption, report

Concern about sugar is on the rise globally, with nearly half of 8,000 respondents say they are more concerned about overall sugar consumption than...

Asia Pacific: PureCircle launches tool on stevia combinations

PureCircle launches the Sigma-Xcelerator product development tool to provide custom stevia ingredient combinations that maximize product taste alongside other customer requirements, such as sugar...

Americas: Removing added fructose in diet reverses fatty liver

A nine-day experimental diet that cut out the type of sugar in soft drinks, fruit juices and most processed foods significantly reversed the buildup...

Asia Pacific: Layn Corp expands facilities in China

Layn Corp, a global producer of natural sweeteners, flavors, and botanicals, has opened its Global Innovation Center in Shanghai and a production facility in...

Americas: Researchers find caffeine tempers taste

Caffeine, the widely consumed stimulant and igniter of sluggish mornings, has been found to temper taste buds temporarily, making food and drink seem less...

Americas: 28 stevia ingredients Non-GMO approved

Stevia ingredient company Sweet Green Fields (SGF) has achieved Non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) Project verification for 28 of its stevia ingredients, making it the...