2018 Sweetener Systems Post Conference Magazine

Originally Published: August 24, 2018
Last Updated: February 4, 2021

The 2018 Sweetener Systems Post Conference Magazine provides a summary of key points from speakers at this event.

Table of Contents:

  • Understanding Shopper Attitudes Towards Sweeteners in the U.S. and Beyond
    While consumers want sugar reduction, other sweeteners haven’t lost their appeal.
    Julie Johnson, General Manager, HealthFocus International
  • An FDA Update: Sugary Ingredients’ Impact on Added Sugar Labeling
    Confusion reigns over the proposed “Added Sugar” labeling rules.
    Lauren Swann, MS, RDN, LDN, CEO and President, Concept Nutrition, Inc.
  • Reducing Added Sugars: Will it Reverse the Trend towards Overweight & Obesity?
    A causal relationship between sugar and obesity is not supported by the highest level of scientific evidence.
    John S. White, Ph.D., President and Founder, WHITE Technical Research
  • Replication of Sugar Taste Enabled by Taste Modulators & Enhancers
    Improvements in commercial viability of high-potency sweetness enhancers continue.
    Grant E. DuBois, Ph.D., Consultant, Sweetness Technologies, LLC
  • 3rd Generation Stevia Extracts: Neuroscience, Ingredient Technologies & Food Applications
    Look to strategy and technology for optimum sensory performance and cost of high-potency sweeteners.
    Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, W2O Food Innovation
  • Analytical Methods for Walking on the Lawful Side of Sugars, Dietary Fiber and Bioactive Sweeteners
    The food analysis industry hustles to comply with pending nutrition-labeling law changes in 2020.
    David Plank, Managing Principal, WRSS Food & Nutrition Insights; and Sr. Research Fellow, Dept. Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota

Applications Panel: Technical Tips for Sugar Reduction
Tips for sugar-reduced baked products; frozen dairy desserts; and sensory evaluation of sweetener systems.

  • Five Tips for Reducing Sugar in Bars & Baked Goods
    Panelist: Melanie Goulson, MSc, General Manager, Merlin Development
  • Reducing Sugar in Frozen Dairy Desserts
    Panelist: Jonathan Hopkinson, Ph.D., Technology Consultant, Frozen Desserts
  • Practical Sensory Tools to Use in Evaluating Sugar Reduction Efforts
    Panelist: Judy Lindsey, General Manager of Brisan Group (previously Product Dynamics, a division of RQA, Inc.)
  • 2018 Sweetener Systems Conference Summary Sponsor Profiles