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Chinese sweetener prices rising at last after spate of plant closures

By RJ Whitehead

After a year-long race to the bottom by Chinese manufacturers, acesulfame-K sweetener prices have grown steadily since May, with analysts expecting further increases then stabilisation as suppliers, including segment giant Anhui Jinhe, hold back on production.

Tate & Lyle said it expected to finalise a plan to maximise returns from Splenda by the end of the month.

Ajinomoto denies Splenda buyout rumours


Ajinomoto has denied claims published in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper that it was eyeing Tate & Lyle’s Splenda sucralose business.

Naturex targets China with fruit extract

Naturex targets China with fruit extract

By Ankush Chibber

Specialty ingridients maker Naturex is banking on a growing trend towards healthier and more natural products in China to boost the market for its newly approved Thaumatin fruit extract.


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