Sweeteners

Allulose to Tagatose in Sugar Replacement

Allulose to Tagatose in Sugar Replacement

MANY OF OUR FAVORITE BAKERY TREATS contain about one third sugar, noted Melanie Goulson, MSc, General Manager & Principal Scientist, Merlin Development in her presentation, “New Kids on the Block: From Allulose to Tagatose, Properties & Performance in Sugar...

Taste Improvement: New Sweet Taste Modulator

Taste Improvement: New Sweet Taste Modulator

NO NON-CALORIC SUGAR SUBSTITUTE tastes exactly like sucrose. “Research into improving taste of sugar substitutes in beverages involves 10 metrics,” explained Grant DuBois, Consultant, Sweetness Technologies, LLC. DuBois imparted this information in his presentation...

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...

Culinary Sweetener Strategies

Culinary Sweetener Strategies

THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS chefs use sweeteners, but how do we perceive sweetness? Sweetness is one of the main taste components of flavor, balancing out with salty, sour, bitter and umami. Understanding sweetness perception is especially important to building balanced...

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...

Consumers & Sweeteners: A Complicated Love Affair

Consumers & Sweeteners: A Complicated Love Affair

A COMPREHENSIVE MARKET and consumer trends assessment entitled “Retooling for the New Sweetener Influencers” was provided by Elizabeth Sloan, Ph.D., of Sloan Trends, Inc. for the 2020 Sweetener Systems Conference. Sloan's presentation focused particularly on consumers...

Sweetener Systems Conference Events

Sweetener Systems Conference Events

Past and future in-person scheduled Sweetener Systems Conference Events are listed below. Global Food Forums®  designs these events for technologists involved in product formulations. Core subject matter are the properties and interactions of ingredients impacting...

2020 Sweetener Systems Conference

2020 Sweetener Systems Conference

Although the in-person 2020 Sweetener Systems Conference was cancelled due to Covid-19, Global Food Forums provided registered attendees access to video recordings of speaker presentations. Most PowerPoint presentations as well as the 2020 Sweetener Systems...

Sweetener Systems Ingredients Directory

Sweetener Systems Ingredients Directory

The Sweetener Systems Ingredient Directory provides a list of sweeteners, taste modulators and related ingredients used in the formulation of sweetened and sugar reduced foods, beverages and nutritional products. The list is based on Global Food Forums' sponsors and...

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...