15-May-2023 By Oliver Morrison
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new guideline on non-sugar sweeteners (NSS), which recommends against the use of NSS to control body weight or reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Sugar reduction special edition
08-Sep-2022 By Anthony Myers
Consumers are trying to reduce or avoid sugar, and the demand for low or no sugar alternatives is rising in 2022 for the growing health-conscious public, with research suggesting more than 60% of US consumers wish there were healthier chocolate options...
Expo East 2016
12-Oct-2016 By Douglas Yu
Canadian aspartame-free gum and mint manufacturer, The PUR Company, has introduced two new gum flavors during the recent Expo East in Baltimore, MDi including a bubblegum SKU.
'Academics are not angels'
21-Sep-2016 By Niamh Michail
The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) has rejected the findings of a review which found industry-funded research into artificial sweeteners to be skewed in favour of industry as “misleading and biased”.
24-Aug-2015 By Oliver Nieburg
Wrigley hopes to bring Australia and New Zealand's rules on levels of Acesulphame Potassium in gum in line with international standards.
21-Apr-2015 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
Tate & Lyle has announced a restructuring that will see it make changes to its struggling Splenda sucralose business and exit most of its European Bulk Ingredients business.
13-Jan-2015 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
Recommending intense sweeteners as a way to reduce sugar intakes cannot be justified as a public health strategy, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has concluded.
Tate & Lyle expects ‘modest progress’ to year end
28-Mar-2013 By Nathan GRAY
Global ingredients group Tate & Lyle expects to deliver modest progress in its full financial year results on 30th May this year, the firm has said.
25-Apr-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Research led by the controversial Italian scientist, Dr Morando Soffriti, linking the artificial sweeteners sucralose and aspartame to cancer, was presented today at the Children with Cancer science conference in London; a move industry is damning “irresponsible”.
30-Mar-2012 By Joe Whitworth
Ingredients firm Tate & Lyle reported a solid performance today in line with expectations for the first three months of 2012.
29-Jul-2011 By Shane Starling
UK analysts are forecasting 6-7% growth in sucralose for Tate & Lyle Splenda version of the sweetener which leads the segment globally.
Emerging markets and sugar prices drive sucralose takeup, JK Sucralose
25-Feb-2011 By Lynda Searby
The market for the sweetener sucralose is poised for growth, with global production expected to top 15,000 tonnes by 2018, according to the world’s second largest sucralose producer.
EPA removes saccharin from hazardous substances list
16-Dec-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed saccharin and its salts from its list of hazardous substances, saying that the sweetener is no longer considered to be harmful to human health.
FSA works towards sweetener detection system
23-Aug-2010 By Lorraine Heller
The UK government is looking to set up a food analysis system, which would test for the levels of sweeteners found in certain products to ensure their safe use.
Tate & Lyle shifts focus as profits fall
28-May-2010 By Lorraine Heller
Tate & Lyle has announced a major shake-up of its business, shifting focus to specialty food ingredients and away from its traditional sugar business.
Drop in demand for sugar-free sweets in US: report
26-Apr-2010 By Jane Byrne
The market for sugar-free sweets in the US has declined in recent years, according to a new report from Leatherhead International.
Sucralose sales bouncing back for Tate & Lyle
06-Nov-2009 By Jess Halliday
Tate & Lyle has seen a new surge in sucralose sales in the last 6 months thanks to customers restocking after running down amassed supplies; and stocks at the mothballed US site are expected to run down by the year’s end.
The science of sweetener blends
23-Sep-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Achieving the ideal sweetener blend is a scientific undertaking, making or breaking a product’s acceptance. In the second part of our special series on sweetener blends, FoodNavigator look at what makes a blend a success.
Ingredients demand is stable, says Tate & Lyle
23-Jul-2009 By Jess Halliday
Food and beverage ingredient demand has been ‘stable’ in Tate & Lyle’s Q1, says the company in its interim statement, and the year so far has exceeded expectations.
Sweeteners in water supply could affect acceptance: Study
18-Jun-2009 By staff reporter
New research that shows artificial sweeteners are not removed in waste water treatment could affect consumer acceptance, according to the lead scientist.
Tate & Lyle’s manager of sweetener technology development gives insight into the role of sugar beyond providing sweetness, and how to pick alternative sweeteners that build back the properties.
28-May-2009 By Jess Halliday
Tate & Lyle is to produce all its sucralose from its new plant in Singapore, ‘mothballing’ its facility in McIntosh, Alabama.
Sucralose supply set to expand as Tate & Lyle loses patent case
07-Apr-2009 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Tate & Lyle has lost its sucralose patent case as the International Trade Commission gave its final ruling on Monday that Chinese manufacturers did not infringe the sugar giant’s patents.
Kiss consultancy concept for sweetener formulation
Dispatches from IFE
18-Mar-2009 By Sarah Hills
A new company has been launched called Kiss which offers food and drink manufacturers a specialist formulation service for high intensity sweeteners.
What to do when safety studies smell a rat
Using animals, and specifically rats, to build the science behind ingredients is vital, but dismissing conflicting studies just because a rat is not a human is not acceptable.
Tate & Lyle loses sucralose patent case
23-Sep-2008 By Sarah Hills
Tate & Lyle is to appeal against a court ruling which concluded that Chinese importers and manufacturers of sucralose did not infringe the sugar giant’s patents, as it had claimed.
Branded ingredients need equity, says analyst
01-Sep-2008 By Jess Halliday
The success of branded food ingredients should be measured by their ‘brand equity’, not just their market share, according to a new market insight from Frost & Sullivan.
Tate and Lyle confident in 'layered patent strategy'
02-Jun-2008 By Lindsey Partos
As the decision on patent infringement allegations in the US is
pushed back by three months, UK sucralose supplier Tate & Lyle
confirms its confidence in the outcome of the case, while Chinese
sucralose competitors affirm their...
New sucralose supplier enters European market today
27-May-2008 By Lindsey Partos
Food makers to see alternative supplies for sucralose as new
manufacturer for this booming sweetener hits European markets for
the first time, launching today in Amsterdam.
JAMA questions sense of sweeteners for weight loss
14-May-2008 By staff reporter
A growing body of research is questioning the usefulness of
low-calorie sweeteners in stemming weight gain, according to an
editorial in JAMA, which could have an impact on diet food
LycoRed unveils confectionery flavour-prolonging technology
13-Dec-2007 By Jess Halliday
LycoRed is launching a range of flavour enhancers for confectionery
using a new encapsulation technology to allow slow release of the
flavours, thus prolonging enjoyment of products.
Tate & Lyle woos Asia with R&D drive
04-Oct-2007 By Jess Halliday
Tate & Lyle has opened a new research and development centre in
Shanghai, China to help manufacturers develop food products that
are targeted to the preferences of Asian consumers.
Sweeteners struggle to replace sugar says new report
03-Sep-2007 By Karen Willmer
Sweeteners struggle to act as a sugar replacement in bakery
products, according to a study of 13 lower-calorie and no-calorie
Obesity concerns drive artificial sweetener market
26-Jul-2007 By Louise Prance
Social and health concerns relating to obesity is driving market
growth for the global artificial sweetener market, according to a
Cargill, Coca-Cola develop natural sweetener
01-Jun-2007 By Philippa Jones
Agribusiness Cargill has teamed up with Coca-Cola to market a new
calorie-free natural sweetener made from the South American herb
Tate & Lyle rebalances private label dairy desserts
18-May-2007 By Jess Halliday
Tate & Lyle is introducing two new ingredient systems under its
Rebalance range for desserts and sauces with reduced sugar or
Splenda ad slogans banned in France
14-May-2007 By Lorraine Heller
A European court has said that the marketing of the sweetener
Splenda is misleading to consumers, and has ordered that its
advertising slogans be ceased.
Tate and Lyle talks sweeteners and starch sale with Syral
10-May-2007 By Jess Halliday
Tate & Lyle is in advanced talks with Syral SAS regarding
the sale of certain food and industrial ingredients facilities in
the UK, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.
Tate & Lyle grows value-added offering with GC Hahn buy
17-Apr-2007 By Jess Halliday
Tate & Lyle has signed an agreement to acquire an 80 per cent
holding in German family-run specialty ingredients firm GC Hahn -
the latest step in a refocusing on value-added ingredients in place
McNeil and Merisant battle over Splenda in court
16-Apr-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Last week marked the start of a long awaited court case between
sweetener firms McNeil Nutritionals and Merisant, after which a
jury is expected to decide if consumers are being misled by the
marketing strategy for popular sweetener...
Sweetener study shows no cancer link in humans
27-Mar-2007 By Jess Halliday
An epidemiological study in Italy concluded that there is no
indication of an association between sweetener consumption and
cancer risk - findings that lend some support to EFSA's conclusions
on the safety of aspartame.
Tate & Lyle ANZ expands regional presence
07-Mar-2007 By Anthony Fletcher
Tate & Lyle's new Australasian subsidiary is set to assume
responsibility from Danisco for the distribution of Krystar
crystalline fructose in the region.
Tate & Lyle forecasts 'lower than expected' Splenda sales
23-Jan-2007 By Anthony Fletcher
Tate & Lyle has predicted sales and profits of its Splenda
sucralose product to 'only modestly' increase due to a slower than
anticipated acceleration of uptake from major customers.
Tate & Lyle operational Down Under
03-Jan-2007 By staff reporter
Tate & Lyle's new subsidiary in Australia and New Zealand is
operational as of 1 January.
Tate & Lyle hails 'excellent' ingredients performance
02-Nov-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Tate & Lyle's unaudited interim results have given the firm
reason to be confident that stronger growth can be expected in the
Obesity driving intense sweetener opportunities
05-Sep-2006 By staff reporter
Soaring obesity rates are creating opportunities for food and
beverage manufacturers to expand the number of products that
contain sugar substitutes, according to a new market report.
Tate and Lyle set to double sucralose production
19-Jul-2006 By Catherine Boal
Global ingredients manufacturer, Tate and Lyle, has announced that
expansion at its new artificial sweetener facilities is on target -
heralding an imminent boost in supplies to manufacturers.
Tate & Lyle US launches new sweetener solutions at IFT
26-Jun-2006 By Lorraine Heller in Orlando
UK ingredients firm Tate & Lyle is using the IFT convention in
Orlando as a platform to introduce two new sweetener solutions on
the US market, designed to be convenient delivery systems for the
firm's proprietary sucralose...
Sweetener preference based on lack of bitterness, says study
07-Apr-2006 By Lorraine Heller
The most important factor in determining what kind of sweeteners
people prefer is the level of bitterness of the compound, according
to a new study on taste perception.
New sucralose source 'unlikely' to infringe on patents
04-Apr-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Although it has not seen the fine detail, elements of Pharmed
Medicare (PM)'s new sucralose process are unlikely to infringe upon
Tate & Lyle's patent suite, according to Goldman Sachs.