Ingredion has agreed to acquire a controlling 75% stake in PureCircle, one of the world’s largest suppliers of the stevia sweetener, for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2001, PureCircle is one of the market leaders in the stevia sector, and has developed a number of patented stevia varieties, including the proprietary StarLeaf stevia plant. The proposed purchase has been approved… Read more »
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has developed two new sweetener brands made from stevia and monk fruit.
Ingredients company Ohly has launched a ‘powerful’ natural solution for masking the bitterness of stevia.
PureCircle, the world’s leading producer and marketer of high purity stevia ingredients, has announced the recruitment of its new Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Rakesh Sinha. Sinha will replace current CFO, Mr. William Mitchell who previously announced his retirement. Sinha will join the Company from Unilever where across his 17 year career he has held a number of senior finance and… Read more »
Bayn has developed a cost effective solution for no-added-sugar chocolate, by using a steviol glycoside based composition containing natural flavours and other healthy ingredients, that according to test panels tastes as good as chocolate sweetened with sugar. “To replace sugar in chocolate is a well-known challenge in the industry, both in terms of taste and costs,” said Roger Aidoo, Ph.D.,… Read more »
Despite ongoing concerns about health and the reduction of sugar in the diet, sugar-free lines accounted for less than 7% of global confectionery launches in 2014, a similar penetration level to that in 2013.
PureCircle, a producer of stevia products, has announced that it has cut the carbon footprint of its products by 15% since last year and is now a quarter of the way to achieving its 2020 carbon footprint intensity goal.
Sunwin Stevia International, a provider of stevia extracts including Rebaudioside A 98 and Rebaudioside 99, has announced that its facilities are now producing enzyme treated stevia products and the company has received an initial purchase order for 3,500 kilograms from a U.S. based company.
Anyone who follows the sugar and high fructose corn syrup industries, especially confectioners, has probably seen the battle being fought in the press between the two groups. The question of whether one is healthier than another or whether one is more “natural” than the other rages on.
The global journey continues for the stevia industry, but it comes with obstacles. Companies must navigate regulatory issues country by country. Formulators must climb steep learning curves formulation by formulation.