Trends in Sweeteners

The ongoing trend for sweet success continues

Sweet and Savory Foods

A lot has happened in the world of sweeteners in the past year. While most of the developments have been driven by the changes in labeling for added sugars, breakthroughs in ingredient technology have brought to market a number of new sweetener systems and custom and proprietary blends of nutritive, caloric sweeteners with non-nutritive, high-intensity sweeteners. Read more.

Bosshardt, A. (2019, December 12). Trends in Sweeteners. Retrieved from

Minerals are crucial to pet food product differentiation

Minerals play a key role in a pet’s nutrition and can help pet food makers add unique features to their products.


With the increasing number of pet food varieties in the market, consumers have more information to evaluate before choosing the best food product for their pets. Read more.

Franco, I. (2019, December 9). Minerals are crucial to pet food product differentiation. Retrieved from

CBD not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for pet foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would not classify CBD as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

cbd chemical makeup

U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials warned 15 companies,13 of which produce pet products, that they allegedly illegally sold pet and human products containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). On November 25, the FDA publicized that it sent warning letters to the 15 companies. At the same time, the agency announced that it would not classify CBD as generally recognized as safe (GRAS), which would have allowed the ingredient to be used in foods based on historical human and animal use. The agency stated that it lacked sufficient empirical evidence supporting the safety of CBD consumption. Read more.

Wall, Tim. “CBD Not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for Pet Foods.”,, 2 Dec. 2019,