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Sweeteners

We work with two of the most important producers of sweeteners in the market: Sodium Saccharine and Stevia.

Saccarine was the first artificial sweetener and was originally synthesized in 1879 by Remsen and Fahlberg. Its sweet taste was discovered by accident. It had been created in an experiment with toluene derivatives. A process for the creation of saccharin from phthalic anhydride was developed in 1950, and, currently, saccharin is created by this process as well as the original process by which it was discovered. It is 300 to 500 times as sweet as sugar (sucrose) and is often used to improve the taste of toothpastes, dietary foods, and dietary beverages. The bitter aftertaste of saccharin is often minimized by blending it with other sweeteners.

Fear about saccharin increased when a 1960 study showed that high levels of saccharin may cause bladder cancer in laboratory rats.

In 2001, the United States repealed the warning label requirement, while the threat of an FDA ban had already been lifted in 1991.

The EPA has officially removed saccharin and its salts from their list of hazardous constituents and commercial chemical products. In a 14 December 2010 release, the EPA stated that saccharin is no longer considered a potential hazard to human health.

Blue Circle is an expert on producing best quality Saccharine, has a dedicated GMP compliant plant facility designed exclusively for this product with 2500MT/y production capacity and sustainable environmental compliant.

Stevia has been widely used as a natural sweetener in South America for centuries and in Japan since 1970. Due to its unique characteristics of zero glycemic index and zero calories, it is fast becoming popular in many other countries. In 1987, the FDA issued a ban on stevia because it had not been approved as a food additive, although it continued to be available as a dietary supplement.

After being provided with a significant amount of scientific data proving that there was no side-effect of using stevia as a sweetener from companies such as Cargill and Coca-Cola, the FDA gave a “no objection” approval for GRAS status in December 2008 to Truvia, a blend of rebiana and erythritol as well as PureVia both of which using rebaudioside A derived from the stevia plant. In Australia, the brand Vitarium have used Natvia, a natural stevia sweetener, to do a range on sugar-free children’s milk mixes.

Dongling from Xina, has a large experience on this product with GMP plant compliance and safe to environment.