Food Regulations

Clean Label Sweetness Modulators

Clean Label Sweetness Modulators

SWEETNESS MODULATORS are ingredients that make high-potency sweeteners (HPS) taste more like sugar by fixing some of the flavor-quality issues associated with these ingredients, explained Alex Woo, Ph.D., and CEO of W2O Food Innovation. Woo’s presentation, “Recent...

An Update on Added Sugars Labeling

An Update on Added Sugars Labeling

THE FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) published the Small Entity Compliance Guide titled “Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels” in February. Its purpose is to help industry apply the finalized FDA rulings on what foods and ingredients meet their...

Added Sugar Labeling Update

Added Sugar Labeling Update

The food industry had a reprieve from the January 1, 2020 date to implement the new Nutrition Facts panel along with its added sugar labeling. FDA had granted the extension by saying it would not take enforcement action for six months. The delay, requested by the food...

Sugar Reduction: Frozen Dairy Desserts

Sugar Reduction: Frozen Dairy Desserts

Sugar Reduction: Frozen Dairy Desserts AS WITH BAKERY PRODUCTS, sugar’s most critical role is to control the texture of frozen dairy and frozen novelty products, began Jon Hopkinson, Ph.D., a technology consultant specializing in frozen desserts, in his presentation...

Analytical Methods: Sweetener Labeling

Analytical Methods: Sweetener Labeling

THE REVISED U.S. NUTRITION LABEL regulations, to be implemented in 2020, will transform the carbohydrate portion of the label by including a line for added sugars along with revised definitions of dietary fiber. The food and beverage analysis industries are far from...

Are Sugar Consumption & Obesity Correlated?

Are Sugar Consumption & Obesity Correlated?

AT THE OUTSET OF HIS TALK, “Reducing Added Sugars: Will It Reverse the Trend Toward Overweight & Obesity,” John White, Ph.D., President and Founder, White Technical Research, asked how many in the audience believed that sugar consumption was correlated with...

FDA’s Proposed Added Sugar Labeling Creates Confusion

FDA’s Proposed Added Sugar Labeling Creates Confusion

Anticipate turbulence ahead with the FDA's proposed "added sugar" labeling! Changes to the Nutrition Facts label in order to accommodate FDA’s proposed "added sugar” labeling requirements are intended to help, but can also potentially confuse suppliers, manufacturers...

Polyols: Properties & Labeling

Polyols: Properties & Labeling

Click to Enlarge “Sugars can be classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides or mixtures, such as corn syrup. The key to using polyols for sugar reduction is to select a polyol with similar structure and functional properties as the sugar that you are replacing,” said...

Labeling Added Sugars Issues

Labeling Added Sugars Issues

Food manufacturers take note: There still remains an important, albeit small (perhaps 1-1/2 year) window of opportunity for food and beverage companies to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) to modify or eliminate its pending sugar-labeling...

2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference

2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference

Global Food Forums' 2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference was held at the Hyatt Lodge, McDonald’s Campus, Oak Brook, Ill. USA. Properties and interactions of a range of ingredients that impact the sweetness perception and performance of finished products were covered....