Sweetener Systems Conferences Library

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Annual Sweetener Systems Conference Summaries

2018 Sweetener Systems Conference magazine cover

2017 Sweetener Systems Conference cover


Sweetener Systems Conference Presentations
To access presentations, click on the year in which the event was held.

2018             2017             2016 

2018 Sweetener Systems Conference Presentations

Global Food Forums bullet point2018 Sweetener Systems Conference Introduction
Claudia Dziuk O’Donnell, Co-owner, Global Food Forums, Inc.

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Understanding Shopper Attitudes Towards Sweeteners in the US and Beyond (Redacted version, 2018 SSC attendees to receive password)
– Julie Johnson, General Manager, HealthFocus International

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An FDA Update: Sugary Ingredients’ Impact on Added Sugar Labeling
Lauren Swann, MS, RD, LDN, CEO and President, Concept Nutrition, Inc.

Global Food Forums bullet pointReducing Added Sugars: Will it Reverse the Trend towards Overweight & Obesity?
– John S. White, Ph.D., President and Founder, WHITE Technical Research

Global Food Forums bullet pointReplication of Sugar Taste Enabled by Taste Modulators & Enhancers
(Updated version with additional notes)
Grant E DuBois, Ph.D., Consultant, Sweetness Technologies, LLC 

Global Food Forums bullet point3rd Generation Stevia Extracts: Neuroscience, Ingredient Technologies & Food Applications
Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, W2O Food Innovation

Global Food Forums bullet pointAnalytical Methods for Walking on the Lawful Side of Sugars, Dietary Fiber and Bioactive Sweeteners
David Plank, Managing Principal, WRSS Food & Nutrition Insights; and
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Food Science and Nutrition,
University of Minnesota

Global Food Forums bullet point5 Tips for Reducing Sugar in Bars & Baked Goods
 Melanie Goulson, MSc, General Manager, Merlin Development
Global Food Forums bullet pointReducing Sugar in Frozen Dairy & Novelty Desserts
Jonathan Hopkinson, Ph.D., Technology Consultant, Frozen Desserts
 2017 Sweetener Systems Conference Presentations

Global Food Forums bullet pointSweeteners in the Cross Hairs: How do Consumers Really Feel about Sweeteners & Are These Feelings Changing?
– Tom Vierhile, MBA, GlobalData LLC

 Global Food Forums bullet pointWhy “No Calorie” makes “No Sense” 
 ‎– Nancy E. Rawson, Ph.D., Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center

 Global Food Forums bullet point Where are We Now? An Update on Added Sugar
– Bruce A. Silverglade, Principal, OFW Law

 Global Food Forums bullet point Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice? Is This Truth in Labeling? 
– Julie Miller Jones, Ph.D., CNS, CFS, LN, Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Food and Nutrition at St. Catherine University

Global Food Forums bullet point  An Innovative Approach to Sugar Reduction
– Susan Mayer, MSc, CFS, Innovation Advisor, Food & Ag Lead, RTI International

Global Food Forums bullet point   On-trend Ingredients: Polyol Properties, Labeling & Emerging Areas of Interest
– Peter Jamieson, MSc, Principal & Food Scientist, Atlas Point Technical Services, LLC

 Global Food Forums bullet point  Functional Properties & Applications of Natural Sweeteners 
– Mary Mulry, Ph.D., Managing Director, FoodWise One, LLC

Global Food Forums bullet point   Reducing Sugar in Baked Goods: Practical Considerations & Possible Solutions
– David F. Busken, Principal, Bakery Development Ltd

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2016 Sweetener Systems Conference Presentations

Global Food Forums bullet pointUnderstanding Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products
Lynn Dornblaser, Director, Innovation & Insight, Mintel                                     

Global Food Forums bullet pointInsights into Challenges of Labeling ‘Added Sugar’
David Ellingson, MSc, Senior Research Chemist and Project Manager, Covance

“Panel: Sweeteners and Nutrition: New Developments & Reality Checks”

Global Food Forums bullet pointPanelist #1: “Caloric Sweeteners and Health: What is the Truth?”    
G. Harvey Anderson, Ph.D., Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 

Global Food Forums bullet pointPanelist #2: Low-calorie Sweeteners: Science and Controversy” 
Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD, Distinguished Prof. of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Affiliated Scientist at Monell Chemical Senses Center

Global Food Forums bullet point“How High-potency Sweeteners Work and What to Do about It”
John C. Fry, Ph.D., Director, Connect Consulting

Global Food Forums bullet pointSimply Sweet: Updates on How to Make Foods and Beverages Sweeter with Sight, Smell, Sound and Touch
Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, W2O Food Innovation

Global Food Forums bullet point“The Science Behind Sugar Reduction: Ingredient Functionality Beyond Taste”
Kathy Groves, Professor & Senior Consultant, Head of Science & Microscopy, Leatherhead Food Research

Global Food Forums bullet point“Emerging Research in Aromas & Sweetness Enhancement”
Thomas Colquhoun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Plant Biotechnology, University of Florida 

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