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Invert sugars are some of the most widely used ingredients in industrial food and beverage production because they serve vital functional purposes as well as acting as sweetness enhancers. This blog explains the differences between the two main types, partial and full invert sugar syrup, and details how the attributes of each benefit their respective […]
At the tail end of 2020, the UK government issued a Policy Paper on the new plastic packaging tax, and businesses across the UK are now preparing for when the tax comes into force in 2022. This blog explains the terms of the tax and explores how it could impact UK industry. What is the […]
As part of our new series focusing on sugar applications from across the globe and, ahead of Chinese New Year tomorrow, we have detailed some of the recipes that form part of the festival’s traditions. Many Chinese New Year dishes are sweet, rich and bright, and pure sugars and syrups play an important role in […]
This is the first blog of our new series focusing on seasonal sugar applications from across the globe, starting with one of the UK’s neighbours. Ireland boasts a rich food heritage, with pure sugars playing an important role in the production of many of the nation’s most popular foods. In this blog, we explore how […]
The events of the past year have resulted in an unprecedented boom in home baking. Indeed, when the UK’s first lockdown began in March, baking ingredients became almost 50% more valuable, with supermarkets experiencing both sugar and flour shortages. But many domestic bakers are now feeling jaded by even the thought of banana bread, the […]
Sugar beet growers in the UK have long been struggling to contain the deadly Virus Yellows, which is transmitted by aphids. The insecticide used to treat it most effectively, neonicotinoids, was banned by the EU in 2018 in a move intended to protect bees and ecosystems. This blog explores what the UK government’s latest decision […]