School Nutrition Standards Receive Historic Update

School Nutrition Standards Receive Historic Update School lunches have received a historic update! On April 24, 2024, the USDA finalized its updates to the School Nutrition Standards. First proposed in February 2023, the revisions were designed to reduce diet-related diseases by limiting added sugar, reducing sodium levels, and increasing nutritional Read more…

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Benefits of Organic Rebaudioside M

Benefits of Organic Rebaudioside M Both organic rebaudioside M leaf extract and bioconverted rebaudioside M are forms of stevia plant extract used as natural sweeteners. While both are excellent high intensity sweeteners, let’s explore the potential advantages of organic rebaudioside M leaf extract: Natural and Organic: Organic rebaudioside M leaf extract is Read more…

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Formulating with Polysaccharides

Formulating with Polysaccharides “Polysaccharides” is such a generic term. Hopefully, this will take some of the mystery out of these complex carbohydrates found abundantly in nature and create a pathway for formulators to use polysaccharides in clean label, reduced sugar applications. Polysaccharides can be used to enhance texture and mouthfeel Read more…

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Proposed TRUTH Bill Advocates for Front-of-Package Labeling

Proposed TRUTH Bill Advocates for Front-of-Package Labeling Front-of-package labels have made it to Congress! Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut and Representative Jan Schakowsky from Illinois recently presented the Transparency, Readability, Understandability, Truth, and Helpfulness (TRUTH) in Labeling Act to Congress. This proposed act would mandate the FDA create new front-of-package Read more…

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Blueberry Flavor Bitz!

Blueberry Flavor Bitz! SweetBitz Blueberry Bitz are zero sugar added blueberry flavored bits formulated with erythritol, stevia extract, polydextrose, and natural flavors. The combination of erythritol and stevia gives these indulgent inclusions a neutral and balanced sweetness, while polydextrose improves and maintains texture. Rounding out the formula are natural flavors, Read more…