Scientists have created a chewing gum that can diagnose dental disease. Reported in Issue 8 of the Nature Communications Journal, German scientists developed the gum to detect inflammation caused by dental...

Patrick Gantier , Wrigley Pacific’s new General Manager Patrick Gantier is now General Manager for Wrigley Pacific, a division of the Mars group. Gantier was formerly the General Manager for Mars...

Sugar-free confectionery category slow to realise stevia’s potential With ongoing concerns about health and the reduction of sugar in the diet, the sugar-free confectionery market should be booming,...

The FDA has approved the sweetener advantame for use in the US The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the new food additive, advantame, is safe for use as a general-purpose sweetener and...

Mexican company The Chicza Rainforest Gum initiative is set to launch its biodegradable chewing gum called Chicza, made from latex extracted from chicozapote trees in the jungles of South-eastern Mexico,...

Confectionary manufacturer Wrigley has taken its new caffeine-added chewing gum, launched in the US in April 2013, off the market after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began an investigation...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will investigate the safety of caffeine in food products, particularly its effects on children and adolescents. The investigation is a response...

Australian and U.S. scientists claim to have demonstrated for the first time that a hormone that helps people feel “full” after eating can be delivered into the bloodstream orally. Scientists at Syracuse...

The Wrigley Company has released a new addition to its successful Extra Professional sugarfree chewing gum – Wrigley’s Extra Professional Calcium, a calcium-fortified gum designed to deliver...

The Wrigley Company has begun production of Eclipse mints at its factory in Asquith, Sydney, marking the end of imports for Australia’s leading mints brand. “The new line will meet demand for all...