Reformulation and new production development of dairy products, dried foods, bakery and snacks, along with beverages, are driving stevia growth in China and the wider Asia Pacific region, claims global ingredient firm Tate & Lyle.
On this week’s podcast, we have conversations with Miguel Freitas, Ph.D., vice president of health and scientific affairs at Danone North America; Tom Fuzer, VP of Marketing at Howtian; and John Allen, Kite Consulting.
Tate & Lyle has launched a new sustainability program to enable stevia growers in China to lower their environmental impact and gain greater economic benefit from production of the no-calorie sweetener.
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Chobani has unveiled a bold new visual identity designed to make its brand “friendlier and more accessible” as it celebrates 10 years of national distribution and a year of double-digit topline growth against a backdrop of declining category sales.
Almendra says Europe’s beverage industry has been ‘particularly victimized’ by poor quality stevia to date as the company works to rewrite the narrative dismissing Reb A alone as a crude first-generation stevia.
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Chobani is going head-to-head with Yoplait Greek 100 with the launch of Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt, a 100-calorie authentic strained Greek Yogurt sweetened with monk fruit, stevia leaf and evaporated cane juice.
Geneva-based Natural Taste Consulting (NTC) has developed a ‘unique, sustainable and cost effective’ solution to significantly reduce the undesired licorice taste of stevia extracts, and bring the taste closer to sugar.
In-depth understanding of how stevia works with different flavour systems, bulking agents, and other ingredients is required to optimise NPD or reformulation of existing food and drinks using the natural sweetener.
Coca-Cola said it has no reason to drop the artificial sweetener aspartame from its low or zero calorie beverage brands in the European market as it welcomes last week’s approval by the European Commission for the use of the natural sweetener stevia in...
The course of true love never did run smooth. The same could be said of stevia’s road to regulatory approval as a food ingredient. One final concerted effort is needed to ensure approval of this hot ingredient.
The Greeks have a saying that goes something like this: ‘If you’re in too much of a rush, you’ll trip up’. The food and drinks industry could well benefit from the simplistic wisdom of such traditional advice as they race to bring the natural sweetener...
Over the past half year, stevia has been the focus of attention as
the search for a perfect natural sweetener continues. But why
are the birds circling when the ingredient has not been approved in
the two major Western markets -...
A new stevia sweetener product has made its way into a number of
leading US retailers, where its manufacturer claims it is placed
side by side with the nation's top sweetener brands, despite its
regulatory status as a dietary...