Taste and texture important attributes during calorie reduction
December 16, 2016
The industry has recognized that consumers’ food and beverage consumption habits have changed during the past two decades. Trends are showing that consumers want more information about products to help them make informed choices that also fit their health goals. Today, the industry actively is considering the implications of the announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring updates to the Nutrition Facts label by July 26, 2018. Now, more than ever, it’s important that manufacturers and ingredient suppliers work together to create healthier and tastier options for consumers.
With the release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans earlier this year followed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Nutrition Facts label, many changes are instore for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers.
With summer finally here, I have adopted a “no excuses” mantra in my quest to shed some weight and get healthy. I’ve been munching carrots instead of chips, drinking more water and resuming my regular walking routine. And when my son uses the “D” word, as in “diet,” I tell him it’s not about diet and deprivation but, rather, it’s about adopting a healthier overall lifestyle.
AIDP signs exclusive agreement with NutraEx Food Inc.
May 16, 2016
Ingredion Inc., Westchester, Ill., a provider of ingredient solutions, announced that Health Canada granted approval of its quillaja extract (type 2) as an emulsifying agent for oil-based coloring formulations, unstandardized oil-based flavoring preparations and other unstandardized oil-based ingredients.
Product made with same sweetness found in the stevia leaf
March 15, 2016
To help food and beverage companies develop products that satisfy health-and-wellness trends without sacrificing taste, Cargill developed EverSweet, a zero-calorie sweetener made with the same sweetness found in the stevia leaf, Reb M and Reb D.
New sweeteners ideal for low- to no-calorie beverages
March 15, 2016
For low- to no-calorie products, PureCircle now offers new stevia-based solutions from its Zeta Family. The ingredients in the Zeta Family are made with steviol glycosides Reb M and Reb D, offering the most sugar-like taste, the company says.