Food manufacturers will have more reason to reduce added sugars in their products once the new Nutrition Facts Label becomes mandatory, and that’s especially true for makers of sweet baked foods. The Food and Drug Administration has mandated that a new Nutrition Facts Label include a line for added sugars, which is not on the current panel. Stevia and other… Read more »
Nestle has launched an addition to its Milkybar range containing 30% less sugar than a comparable ordinary chocolate bar. Ben Cooper looks at the technology behind Milkybar Wowsomes and assesses its potential to be used more widely in the confectionery sector and other food categories. The drive to cut sugar consumption, it is said, could take as a useful model… Read more »
Nestle UK and Ireland have introduced Milkybar Wowsomes, the first chocolate bars in the world to use Nestle’s new sugar reduction technique. The bars contain under 37 grams of sugar per 100 grams, which is 30% less sugar than similar chocolate products, according to Nestle. Milkybar Wowsomes contain no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colors or flavorings. Nestle in 2016 reported it… Read more »
Barry Callebaut has developed five types of chocolate and several sugar-substituting technologies aimed at reducing sugar while retaining taste in confectionery products. With about half of the world’s consumers are trying to limit their sugar intake, healthy alternatives for snacks and meals are a worldwide growing trend, Barry Callebaut said in a news release. The company is addressing this trend… Read more »
Nestle R&D Centre Singapore is committed to cutting down the sugar and salt content in its products by 2020. The food and beverage company is looking at reducing the sugar content by five per cent and salt by 10 per cent within the next three years. Nestle R&D Centre Singapore managing director Dr Tan Sze said Nestle made the commitment… Read more »
Nowadays, sugar is a hot topic in the industry and consumer households. Sugar-rich foods have a way of slipping into our diet, very often in the shape of indulgent snacks or convenience foods. Consumers want the best of both worlds: great tasting and easily accessible foods that are better for them. Hence, the industry is set with the challenge to… Read more »
The global sugar confectionery market has witnessed a steady growth in the last two decades. A wide range of innovative sugar confectionery products are appealing to the consumers as sweet treats and novel tastes. The onset of new flavors continues to attract new consumers and confectionary enthusiasts. Numerous market players involved in the sugar confectionery industry have resolved to new… Read more »
Stakeholders in the UK’s food industry have begun to respond to Public Health England’s call for a 20% reduction in the amount of sugar in food products.
Confectionery brand Nestle has vowed an across the board reduction of 10% in the sugar content of its chocolate and sweets in the UK and Ireland by 2018.
More than three years after Mexico enforced a one peso tax on sugary sweetened drinks, there is evidence that fewer people are buying sodas with an overall decline of 7.6%. The latest data shows purchases of taxed beverages decreased 5.5% in 2014 and 9.7% in 2015, yielding an average reduction of 7.6% over the study period.