Read about the latest developments in the sugar industry,
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    Jul 2019

    EU sugar production quotas: a free-for-all in freefall

    The removal of EU sugar production quotas two years ago has radically altered the face of the global sugar market. Here we explore what caused this and if anything can be done to reverse the current trend.  How did the quota system work? Production quotas for sugar were first introduced in 1968 as part of […] ...

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    Jun 2019

    Sugar accreditations: another level of quality

    Having a high-quality sugar product is one thing – ensuring it is certified by some of the world’s leading bodies is what elevates sugar to another level.  What are sugar accreditations? As one of the most ubiquitous foodstuffs in the world, sugar comes under extreme quality control scrutiny to ensure that the global supply is […] ...

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    Jun 2019

    Granular detail: golden syrup

    Golden syrup is fundamental to a huge variety of foodstuffs across the globe. Here we look at its link to Ragus’ history and what exactly it takes to produce the famous golden elixir. What is the history of the golden elixir? Golden syrup’s journey into becoming one of the most easily recognisable and loved sugar […] ...

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    Jun 2019

    Specialist sugars in medicated confectionary and cough syrups

    Sugar has been a staple in over-the-counter remedies for centuries. This week, we look at what different sugar products can help the medicine go down. What is medicated confectionary? Medicated confectionary is a medicinal product used to treat very minor ailments that take the form of a traditional piece of confectionary. Typically, this a hard-boiled […] ...

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    Jun 2019

    Granular detail: Liquid Sugar

    Liquid sugar is present in the food and drinks we consume daily. In this week’s blog we explain what it is, where it can be used and how it should be stored. What is liquid sugar and what products can it be used in? Liquid sugar is a water-based sucrose solution made from white refined […] ...

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    Jun 2019

    How is sugar used in the pharmaceutical industry?

    From bulking agents to grain sizes – we’ve come a long way from just a “spoonful of sugar” What is an excipient? An excipient is an inactive substance that acts as the dosage vehicle for an active drug. In the pharmaceutical industry, sugar often occupies this role, performing functions ranging from adding bulk and consistency […] ...

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