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Analytical Methods for Lawful Sweetener Labeling

Analytical Methods for Lawful 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...

Food Technology, Neuroscience & 3rd Generation Stevia Extracts

Food Technology, Neuroscience & 3rd Generation Stevia Extracts

IN HIS PRESENTATION “3rd Generation Stevia Extracts: Neuroscience, Ingredient Technologies and Food Applications,” Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO & Founder, W2O Food Innovation, emphasized that “improved steviol glycosides technologies beget better sweetener strategies.” In...

Studies Show Reduced Sugar Doesn’t Mean Reduced Weight

Studies Show Reduced Sugar Doesn’t Mean Reduced Weight

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...

Confusion Abounds with FDA’s Proposed Added Sugar Labeling

Confusion Abounds with FDA’s Proposed Added Sugar Labeling

Anticipate turbulence ahead! 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 and consumers, noted Lauren Swann, MS, RDN,...

Polyols: Properties, Trends & Labeling

Polyols: Properties, Trends & 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...

Natural Sweetener Characteristics and Uses

Natural Sweetener Characteristics and Uses

Click to Enlarge Sweeteners have a variety of functional properties, including taste, texture and crystal control, among others. Yet, with diabetes on the rise and an increased focus on nutrition and well-being, consumers are demanding more healthful products,...

Problems with Labeling Added Sugars

Problems with Labeling Added Sugars

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...

What Are Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Sweeteners

What Are Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Sweeteners

Tom Vierhile, MBA, Innovation Insights Director with the UK-based data management company GlobalData, gave a thoughtful discussion on consumer feelings about sweeteners that ended with a summary of unique future developments in sugar reduction. He began his...

Understanding Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products

Understanding Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products

September 7, 2017--The following presentation is from the "2016 Sweetener Systems Conference Summary," sponsored by Orochem. All presentations and/or adapted versions made available by the speakers are posted on Global Food Forums Inc.'s store page. Please consider...

FDA Labeling of Added Sugar Presentation

FDA Labeling of Added Sugar Presentation

The FDA  proposed January 1, 2020 as the new deadline for most companies to list amounts of “Added Sugar” on Nutrition Facts panels. Although the requirement will have far-reaching impact on the food industry from ingredient suppliers to food manufacturers, details on...