Sweeteners

Formulating to Reduce Sugar

Formulating to Reduce Sugar

As cutting down on sugar went from trend to mainstream, food formulators have focused on identifying the best approaches to provide optimal sweetness intensity and quality, while minimizing sugar and calorie intake and keeping labels clean and user-friendly. Advances...

Genetics, Sweet Preference, Sleep & Food Choices

Genetics, Sweet Preference, Sleep & Food Choices

With the increased focus on sugars and sweeteners, sophisticated research has investigated unsuspected factors impacting sweetness perception, food preferences and health. For example, about one-third of adults in developed countries report failing to meet recommended...

Clean Label Sweetness Modulators

Clean Label Sweetness Modulators

The Gold Standard in sugar reduction is a sweetener system that performs identically to sucrose. Even as the number of alternative sweeteners increases, taste remains a key challenge. Based on firsthand research, this presentation will provide advice on use of clean...

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...

Sugar-Reduced Baked Products

Sugar-Reduced Baked Products

HOW DOES ONE DEVELOP SUGAR-REDUCED baked products when the content of these products is defined by their sugar content? Melanie Goulson, MSc, General Manager, Merlin Development and Adjunct Professor, St. Catherine University, provided some potential solutions to this...

3rd Generation Stevia Extracts

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...

High-Potency Sweetener & Taste Modulator Progress

High-Potency Sweetener & Taste Modulator Progress

GRANT DUBOIS, PH.D., Consultant, Sweetness Technologies, LLC, reviewed the progress made on natural high-potency (HP) sweetener systems for food and beverages by offering tantalizing insights on how to resolve some of their negative taste and flavor attributes, in his...

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...