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EFSA to give advice on the intake of sugar added to food

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EFSA will provide scientific advice on the daily intake of added sugar in food by early 2020. The Authority aims to establish a science-based cut-off value for daily exposure to added sugars from all sources which is not associated with adverse health effects. The work will be carried out following a request from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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Sugar Reduction Should be Innovation Rather Than Policy Driven

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Beneo says that replacing sugar with healthier alternatives has become a requirement from the consumer and heavy trends for better nutrition and reduced sugar intake should be driving the market, rather than government pushing for taxes and legislation to curb sugar consumption. Christoph Boettger, who has recently been appointed as a board member, spoke with FoodIngredientsFirst during Hi Europe where… Read more »

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Mars, The World’s Biggest Candy Maker, Makes The Case Against Sugar

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It appears that confectionery giant Mars, the company behind M&M’s, wants you to eat less of its candy. Reports have it that Mars is attempting to convince McDonald’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen and other fast-food chains to drop its candy goods from their dessert lineups in a bid to encourage moderate sweets consumption. Reuters reported that an industry source familiar with… Read more »

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Rabobank: sugar market faces “strong headwinds”

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Strong headwinds look set to impact the sugar industry, with abundant global sugar stocks continuing to weigh on world market prices, according to Rabobank’s Sugar Quarterly Q4. Although prices have been under pressure for some time, projections suggest that world production in 2014/15 will be little different from the previous year. “80% of global sugar production today comes from cane…. Read more »

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Isoglucose market report

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The future of the EU isoglucose market may look sweet, but it is also full of uncertainties. According to a new report from Rabobank – Will Starch Grains Beat Sugar? – the impending change in EU sugar policy in 2017 could trigger a shift from sugar to isoglucose use.

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Cargill & Copersucar reach agreement to combine global sugar trading activities in new joint venture

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Copersucar and Cargill announced today an agreement to combine their global sugar trading activities into a new joint venture that will originate, commercialize and trade raw and white sugar. The joint venture, in which both Copersucar and Cargill will own a 50-percent stake, will have a global footprint.

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Sugar reform: Now or never

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It is time for all candy makers to get off their duff and send “e-mails, voice mails and money” to Congress to get rid of our national sugar welfare program. Pardon the Warren Zevon parody, but I believe this is the closest we’ve come to actually reforming our domestic sugar program since I’ve been editor of Candy Industry.

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