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Tagatose can be used in a variety of applications including dairy beverages, ice cream, and yogurt. Pic: Getty Images/vavlt

Approvals for low-cost low-cal tagatose sweetener

By Jim Cornall

Virginia-based Bonumose, Inc. said it has achieved regulatory and food application milestones in the US and Canada for the low-glycemic, rare sugar tagatose, as the company progresses on time and on schedule for the opening of its first commercial production...

Action on Sugar is calling for government restrictions on child-friendly packaging, and nutrition and health claims on yogurts (high or medium in sugar), to stop misleading parents. Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

UK Action on Sugar group slams majority of children’s yogurts

By Jim Cornall

The UK group Action on Sugar is calling for a complete ban on child-friendly yogurt packaging and on misleading nutrition and health claims following its new product survey, which it said shows only 5% of yogurts with child-friendly packaging contain...

SweetBiotix is composed of naturally sweet fibers with a taste similar to sucrose that are not digested in the gut, making it free from calories. Pic: ©Getty Images/puhhha

Global dairy company to evaluate SweetBiotix calorie-free product

By Jim Cornall

OptiBiotix Health plc, a UK-based life sciences business developing compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes, has entered into an evaluation agreement with a global dairy company for its SweetBiotix calorie-free sweet fibers.

Valio has introduced new sugar-reduced yogurts and yogurt puddings following a customer survey

Valio reduces sugar in children’s snacks

By Jim Cornall

Following the results of a customer survey on sugar, which received almost 3,000 responses, Finnish dairy company Valio has introduced new yogurt and yogurt puddings, aimed at children, with less sugar content.

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