International Sugar Journal

Sweeteners saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame can cause sepsis and other infections [Full subscriber]

Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University have discovered that common artificial sweeteners can cause previously healthy gut bacteria into harmful microbes that could cause serious health issues, including sepsis and multiple-organ failure.

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PepsiCo rolls out aspartame-free Diet Pepsi, replaces it with sucralose [Registered]

The drop in sales is linked to the consumer perception about aspartame. Over the years, some studies have linked aspartame to an increased risk of cancer, allergies and premature births, which could explain the recent decline in Diet Pepsi’s sales.

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Tate & Lyle closing its sucralose plant in Singapore [Registered]

The Singapore sucralose facility opened in 2007. A phased transfer of production to McIntosh from Singapore will take place over the next 12 months. Tate & Lyle expects to invest about £18 million ($26.9 million), mainly related to the transfer of equipment, to consolidate production in McIntosh, which materially should lower the manufacturing cost base for sucralose.

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