Sugar Reduction in Beverages – 4 Key Challenges and How to Tackle Them (Broadcast 2)

Food, Food Ingredients & Innovations, Food Safety & Regulation,
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Governments around the world are targeting control of food and beverages in their quest to manage rising obesity and associated health issues.

This is impacting beverage companies in their approach to new product development and the need for reformulation of existing products.

Reducing sugar is one of the key targets in high focus.

For beverage producers, this throws-up a range of issues.

Sugar reduction in beverage products requires a truly multi-functional approach.

Challenges and Solutions – Help is out there

Covance has been supporting beverage companies on a global basis tackle these challenges, over a number of years.

In this webinar we highlight what we have found to be 4 of the primary areas of focus:

  • Taste
  • Flavour
  • Texture
  • Calorie Management

The speaker will share some of our insights on these key considerations and how they can be approached, to ensure consumer appeal is not compromised in the journey to reduce sugar consumption.



Nick Henson, Senior Technical Manager, Covance Food Solutions

Nick Henson has 35 years food industry experience including branded multinational food companies, multinational food ingredient companies (flavours and extracts) and contract R&D. Nick joined Covance in January of 2003, and in 2009, was promoted to Site Manager for IFN/Covance UK, where he’s been responsible for generating and managing the consulting revenue. In previous positions, Nick has been Programme manager for Slimfast (Unilever), where he was responsible for the implementation of the European range of products.

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Who Should Attend?

C-level and senior professionals involved in Research & Development or Product Marketing from Food or Dietary Supplement Finished Product Companies

What You Will Learn

Learn about reducing sugar in your product from experts with years of insight about the process.

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Covance offers you integrated solutions that span the life cycle of your product. As your full-continuum partner of choice, our experts offer you insights and services in product design and that assure you laboratory analytical testing and product development. Covance drives industry advancement through leadership, partnership and collaboration, and can work with you to help build your brand and bring your products to market faster. You benefit from the unique perspectives of the industry’s best minds, shaped by decades of hands-on experience. We provide custom, precision delivery with a passion for breakthrough products and food science at our locations in North America, Europe and Asia. Together we’ll build the program you need. Visit for more information.

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The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology

NZIFST, the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, is the professional link uniting people in the food industry who apply science and technology to the processing and distribution of foods.

The Institute is committed to the promotion and advancement of Food Science and Technology, one of New Zealands most important industries and professions. Through regular Branch meetings, a fortnightly email newsletter, technical seminars and workshops, and an annual conference, a high level of member contact and participation is maintained.

Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) is the only national independent voice and network for Australia’s food industry professionals.

AIFST represents thousands of food industry professionals working in all facets of the food industry including food science, food technology, engineering, sensory, new product development, innovation, regulatory, QA, nutrition, microbiology and food safety, as well as those in leadership positions within the academic, industry and private sectors.

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