Stevia-based sweetener company SweeGen has announced that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) food additive and flavoring panel found no safety concerns for its bioconverted rebaudioside M (reb M) stevia leaf sweetener. Final EFSA approval is expected in 2020.
SweeGen is the first company to receive the EFSA panel’s safety status for any steviol glycoside produced by alternative technologies. To achieve high purity clean-tasting and non‐GMO stevia leaf sweeteners, SweeGen uses an enzymatic bioconversion process starting with stevia leaf extract. This process enabled SweeGen to obtain the Non‐GMO Project verification for its Bestevia stevia sweeteners.
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BlueNalu, a food technology company developing cell-based seafood products, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pulmuone, a maker of healthy and environmentally friendly food products headquartered in South Korea.
Targeted taxes on sweetened beverages and policies that strengthen nutritional standards for meals and beverages at schools may be effective tools for decreasing the purchase of sweetened drinks and reducing obesity among children living in poverty, according to two studies.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the publication of the manuscript “Allergen Removal and Transfer with Wiping and Cleaning Methods Used in Retail and Food Service Establishments.”
Ingredion Inc., a global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has announced the completion of its acquisition of PureCircle Limited, a producer and innovator of plant-based stevia sweeteners and flavors for the food and beverage industry.
A simulation model of different designs of taxes on sugary drinks and their effects on obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes suggests that all tax designs would generate substantial health gains as well as lower health costs in the United States.
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