Low-fat confectionery to aid polyol market rebound, study
Confectionery and food end use segments are fuelling the recovery of the polyols market post-recession, with increasing demand for low calorie foods seen as the primary driver, finds new research.
Confectionery giants announce functional gum launches
Chewing gum brands Wrigleys and Trident plan to launch new and developed functional gum products in early 2011, the announcements follow predictions made last month by Euromonitor that “strong growth” is predicted for the confectionery category over the...
Sugar-free chewing gum reduces tooth decay, finds EFSA
EFSA health claim opinion
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved a health claim for xylitol, sorbitol and mannitol-based sugar-free chewing gum that it reduces the risk of tooth decay.
Danisco positive on FY despite sweetener struggles
Danisco achieved 6 per cent in revenue for its full year 2009/10 and strong profit growth; all divisions with the exception of sweeteners contributed to its margin expansion.
Peppersmith - the premium gum firm created by former Innocent Drinks executives Mike Stevens and Dan Shrimpton – has secured its first supermarket listing.
Roquette concept aims to add value to sweetener
Roquette is re-naming its bulk maltitol sweetener as SweetPearl, and is offering additional services to add value for customers – for no extra cost.
EFSA says yes to xylitol dental health claim for chewing gum, no for pastilles
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved a health claim that xylitol-sweetened chewing gum reduces the risk of tooth decay but rejected the same claim for pastilles.
Xylitol bears show dental health potential - study
Gummy bear candies, not traditionally seen as a first line of defence in battling tooth decay, may play some role in providing oral health care to children when containing some sugar alcohols, according to a new clinical trial in the US.
Danisco ingredients suffer from low demand and high prices
Danisco's emulsifiers sector is getting back on track after being
affected by rising cost prices, but global supply issues have
impacted heavily on its sweeteners division.
Asian Xylitol production receives investment boost
Private equity fund 3i yesterday announced its purchase of a
minority stake in Futaste, the leading Xylitol producer in the Asia
Pacific region, as the company aims to expand its presence in the
global sweetener market.
Concerns raised by sorbitol weight loss reports
Excessive intake of sorbitol, a widely used sweetener in
"sugar-free" products such as chewing gum and sweets, may lead to
weight loss and diarrhoea, German doctors report.
News briefs: Russian nuts, gum and Hershey
Nut manufacturers no longer face Russian import duties; a new gum
product is marketed at overall mouth health; and Hershey appoints a
new executive board.
Danisco expansion boosts xylose production
Danisco has opened the doors to its expanded xylose factory in
Austria, which will increase production by 50 per cent while
Sugar-free gum poisonous for pets
Consumer demand for sugar-free products with Xylitol is leading to
the deaths of domestic pets, according to reports in the US.
Danisco presents new healthy concept 'Candice Heaven'
Ingredients company Danisco launches new concept out of its
Singapore office allowing processors to take advantage of the new
health trends in the market.