Nutrition

Reducing Sugar in Baked Products

Reducing Sugar in Baked Products

“I am just a simple baker,” began David Busken, Principal and Consultant with Bakery Development Ltd. Well, that’s understating it a bit: He’s a master commercial baker and the descendant of a long line of professional bakers. Busken presented a list of sweeteners...

Does Sugar Cause Obesity?

Does Sugar Cause Obesity?

“So, when you see someone who is obese…do you ask, ‘Is it too much sugar; is it too much carbohydrate; or is it just too [insert colorful adjective] much?” Professor Julie Miller Jones, of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, characteristically likes to...

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...

Consumers’ Sweetener Attitudes

Consumers’ Sweetener Attitudes

Tom Vierhile, MBA, Innovation Insights Director with the UK-based data anagement company GlobalData, gave a thoughtful discussion on consumers' sweetener attitudes that ended with a summary of unique future developments in sugar reduction. He began his presentation,...

Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products

Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products

September 7, 2017 - Understanding consumer reaction to sweetened new products isn't always easy. The way consumers perceive sweetness can be said to be a “good news, bad news” type of situation. The bad news: Rising obesity has placed a spotlight on sweeteners, and...

2017 Sweetener Systems Post Conference Magazine

2017 Sweetener Systems Post Conference Magazine

The 2017 Sweetener Systems Post Conference Magazine provides a summary of key points from speakers at this event. Table of Contents: How do Consumers Really Feel about Sweeteners & Are These Feelings Changing? - Tom Vierhile, MBA, Innovations Insight Director,...

2017 Sweetener Systems Conference

2017 Sweetener Systems Conference

The 2017 Sweetener Systems Conference was held November 7, 2017 in Lombard, IL, USA. It is the industry’s only conferences dedicated to information in the hot topic of sweeteners. Presentations provided impartial, “how-to” formulation advice; and updates on consumer...

Sugar vs Obesity

Sugar vs Obesity

Sweeteners in general, and sugar in particular, are on the “U.S. Most Wanted” list. This presentation reviewed the scientific literature to ascertain adverse health effects of sugar and non-caloric sweeteners on diet quality, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease,...

Caloric Sweeteners and Health: What is the Truth?

Caloric Sweeteners and Health: What is the Truth?

Panel: Sweeteners and Nutrition: New Developments & Reality Checks Panel #1: Caloric Sweeteners and Health: What is the Truth? June 16, 2017 - G. Harvey Anderson, Ph.D., University of Toronto Professor of Nutritional Science and Physiology, got straight to the...

Low-calorie Sweeteners & Health: Developments & Reality Checks

Low-calorie Sweeteners & Health: Developments & Reality Checks

Panel: Sweeteners and Nutrition: New Developments & Reality Checks Panelist #2: Low-Calorie Sweeteners & Health—Developments & Reality Checks January 1, 2017 - Prof. Richard Mattes, Purdue University, launched his data-rich presentation with a plea: Given...