The International Stevia Council (ISC) announced today the launch of an independent Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) for stevia products. At the moment, there are a wide variety of analytical methods...

Stevia has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity on the global stage over the past four years. A new study by leading food and drink consultancy Zenith International estimates that worldwide sales of stevia...

Stevia firm PureCircle nearly doubled its sales in the third quarter as its table-top sweeteners won market share in the US and France. In a trading update yesterday (13 January), the firm recorded sales...

Schweppes Australia has added two new flavours to its family-favourite line, Schweppes Lemonade. Schweppes Limeade and Orangeade have no artificial colours or flavours and are sweetened with stevia, a...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has reviewed a request by Cargill to increase the maximum permitted levels of steviol glycosides, the sweetening agent in stevia, in order to provide a better taste...

Stevia supplier GLG Life Tech has signed a deal to sell and distribute zero-calorie food and beverage products in China that are sweetened with the natural sweetener. GLG will join forces with China Agriculture...

Ajinomoto has defended its artificial sweetener product aspartame, of which the Japan-based food group is the largest supplier, and questioned the potential of natural sweetener stevia. Critics have long...

Stevia supplier GLG Life Tech is to team up with Indian agribusiness group Global Agri in a bid to develop the market for the sweetener in the country. GLG said on Wedneday (6 October) the two sides will...

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has begun producing chocolate sweetened with Stevia extract on an industrial scale, with the first products to be launched by Belgian specialist chocolate maker Cavalier. Callebaut...

US food giant Cargill said yesterday that it believes there will be demand across the EU for stevia, the natural, low-calorie sweetener awaiting regulatory approval from Brussels. Cargill, which develops...