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Unilever Executive Joins PureCircle as New Chief Financial Officer

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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 »

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Bayn Develops Stevia Containing Solution for No-Added-Sugar Chocolate

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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 »

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Stevia Still at the Starting Gate in Sugar-Free Confectionery

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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.

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Lower carbon footprint

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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.

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Sunwin Stevia now producing enzyme treated products

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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.

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Sweetening Consumers’ Candy Choices

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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.

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Cargill to share Truvia stevia leaf extract development insights at Benefiq 2012

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Food and beverage manufacturers from around the world will have the opportunity to learn about stevia formulation from a category leader during Benefiq 2012 when John Fry, a principal consultant for Cargill Health & Nutrition, presents a seminar titled, Truvia® Stevia Leaf Extracts – Calorie-Free Sweetener from the Stevia Leaf. Benefiq 2012, an international meeting on health ingredients, takes place Sept. 25-27 at the Quebec City Convention Center in Quebec, Canada.

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