June 28, 2013 The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has made a new entry in its Chemical Cuisine: A Guide to Food Additives for mogrosides, the active sweetener compound from monk fruit that can be up to 250 times sweeter than sugar. The non-profit…
December 4, 2012 Canadian stevia suppliers are in great spirits today, following news that Health Canada has approved the use of stevia in food and beverages. Prior to this approval, stevia was available only within natural health product applications. Stevia is a na…
July 21, 2011 Awareness of stevia has grown rapidly alongside a positive perception in the marketplace, according to findings from a new consumer study from PureCircle Insights Group. The study also identifies a stark contrast between stevia development and prior high intensity sweeteners.
July 8, 2011 The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted all the proposed draft maximum levels for steviol glycosides as submitted for adoption by the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA). The CAC official report will be issued after the end of the meeting on July 9th.
June 21, 2011 While agave is probably best known as the plant from which tequila is made, interest continues to rise for its use as a sweetener in the form of agave nectar, or agave syrup, according to Innova Market Insights.
May 17, 2011 Domino Foods, Inc., Iselin, NJ, has entered a collaborative agreement with WILD Flavors GmbH and Sunwin International to offer all-natural sweetener products, such as cane sugar, rice, malt and stevia, in addition to sweetening systems that can include both natural and artificial sweeteners plus sophisticated flavor modifiers.
August 17, 2010 As stevia moves into the EU food market, interest is already turning to new quarters and suggestions of a rival in the natural sweetener stakes have focused interest on luo han guo, or monk fruit.
February 1, 2010 BioVittoria, Hamilton New Zealand, has received official notification from FDA that its Fruit-Sweetness branded monk fruit concentrate is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) as a sweetener and flavor enhancer.
December 24, 2014 NOW Foods, Bloomingdale, IL, has been selected, for the second year in a row, by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR) as one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in the U.S.
In June, NOW was honored for the seve…