For Immediate Release
Calorie Control Council Announces the Publication of “Alternative Sweeteners” Book
ATLANTA (Oct. 27, 2011) – The Calorie Control Council has announced the publication of “Alternative Sweeteners, Fourth Edition,” the updated textbook edited by well-known sweetener authority Lyn O’Brien Nabors. The book has just been released by CRC Press in hardback.
The fourth edition of “Alternative Sweeteners” follows the same successful formula as the previous three editions by discussing each sweetener in terms of its characteristics. Qualities covered include means of production, physical characteristics, utility, and relative sweetness (compared to sucrose). Technical qualities covered include admixture potential, application, availability, shelf life, transport, metabolism, carcinogenicity, and other toxicity evaluation data.
A new chapter on the sweetener Advantame has been added, and new contributors have updated information throughout the book. Also new is a section onhow stevia sweeteners have been examined and deemed safe by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives and accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, the book contains a well-referenced and up-to-date chapter on “The Benefits of Reduced Calorie Foods and Beverages in Weight Management.”
“The Alternative Sweeteners book has become recognized as an authoritative source for the alternative sweetener industry and food technologists worldwide,” said Haley Curtis Stevens, Ph.D., President of the Calorie Control Council.
Ms. Nabors is President Emeritus of the Calorie Control Council and has been with the Council for over 30 years. She continues to serve in leadership, strategic and administrative capacities for the Council and is especially involved in both scientific and health issues. In addition to “Alternative Sweeteners,” she has authored a number of book chapters and numerous journal articles on low-calorie foods and beverages, sweeteners and fat replacers. She has led the Council's activities as a credible information resource regarding health, fitness and weight management, including the long-standing consumer campaigns, "Calories Still Count" and "Lighten Up & Get Moving." Ms. Nabors is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Public Health. A professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists, Ms. Nabors was a 1996-98 IFT Scientific Lecturer.
CRC Press published “Alternative Sweeteners” in October 2011, and it is now available on the CRC Press website as well as Amazon.com.
About the Calorie Control Council
The Calorie Control Council, established in 1966, is an international non-profit association representing the low-calorie and reduced-fat food and beverage industry. Today it represents 60 manufacturers and suppliers of low-calorie, low-fat and light foods and beverages, including the manufacturers and suppliers of more than a dozen different dietary ingredients including aspartame, saccharin, stevia and sucralose. For more information, visit www.caloriecontrol.org