1. How are EUREBA products labelled in the ingredients list?
EUREBA Basic can be labelled in the ingredients list as Sweetener (steviol glycosides) or Sweetener (Rebaudioside A) – for EUREBA 97 or Sweetener (E-number E960).
2. What is the front of the pack labelling for EUREBA products?
EUREBA products are sweeteners and must be labelled as such. If the final product has no added sugar, then the product should bear the statement: contains sweeteners; this statement should be found in close proximity to the name of the product. If the final product contains sugar and EUREBA then the product should bear the statement “contains sugar and sweeteners” The same placement requirement for the no added sugar product applies.
3. Are the labelling requirements the same for EUREBA Blends as they are for EUREBA Basic?
The labelling requirements are different for the different products due to the different ingredients found in the blends. The suggested labelling can be found in the Product Data Sheets.
4. Is EUREBA approved for diabetic products?
There is no approved diabetic claim included in the EU list of approved Health Claims (COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 432/2012 of 16 May 2012). Some national food safety authorities have mandatory compositional standards for foods that are marketed as being suitable for diabetics; these requirements are set on a national level. Other countries may not recommend any specific diabetic food but prefer to recommend healthy eating in general.
5. Are EUREBA products suitable for diabetics?
There are 3 EUREBA Products lines, EUREBA basic: purified steviol glycosides, EUREBA Blends: EUREBA basic + fibres + (in some cases) flavours and EUREBA F Ery: EUREBA Basic + Erythritol. No ingredients included in our products have a negative effect on blood glucose level. A negative effect on blood glucose level is an attribute when assessing diabetic suitability.
6. Can EUREBA replace aspartame?
Yes. EUREBA basics are ≈ 30% sweeter than aspartame. So if the replace is straight off, (Aspartame to EUREBA Basic) then the initial dosage estimate for EUREBA basic would be: g Aspartame * 0.66. Some adjustments may need to be made.
7. How much sugar can be replaced in beverages using EUREBA products?
Our sweetest EUREBA products are the EUREBA Basics. It is possible to replace the sweetness equivalence as high as ≈ 6-7% sugar using EUREBA Basic.
8. Can EUREBA be used in baking applications?
SGs are not permitted in bakery products with the exception of wafer paper. SGs are permitted in coatings and fillings of bakery products provide it is a no added sugar application – once again the baked product cannot be sweetened with SGs.
9. Is EUREBA permitted in Quark?
This is dependant on the national legislation and how the quark is produced.
10. Can EUREBA products be used in marzipan?
EUREBA is allowed in marzipan products. There may however be restrictions in some countries as to what may be call marzipan with regards to formulation.
11. Is EUREBA allowed in breakfast cereal?
EUREBA products are permitted in breakfast cereals all types including porridge. Apart from the energy reduction or no-added-sugar requirement, there are particular restrictions for cereal
- Total fibre content should be at least 10%
- Bran must be at least 20% of the fibre
12. What flavours work best with EUREBA?
There are different EUREBA products and the various products work well with different flavours. For strong flavours such as coffee or chocolate or liquorice, EUREBA 60 has a nice synergy and brings a rounded flavour. For fruity flavours EUREBA 80 brings a fruit freshness to the application. When high sweetening power is needed the clean intense sweetness of EURRBA 97 is a good choice.
13. Which EUREBA product is best for jam?
There are restrictions as to what can be included in a “jam”. If it is a 50% added sugar reduction then I suggest a EUREBA basic 80 or 97. If it is a no-added-sugar application, then I suggest both EUREBA80 combined with EUREBA F Ery.
14. What are the labelling requirements for the EUREBA F Ery line?
As sweeteners they are subject to sweeteners labeling regulation.
- Front of the Pack LabelingIf the final product has no added sugar, then the product should bear the statement: contains sweeteners; this statement should be found in close proximity to the name of the product. If the final product contains sugar and EUREBA F-10Ery then the product should bear the statement “contains sugar and sweeteners” The same placement requirement for the no added sugar product applies.
- Ingredients List Labeling Options: Sweetener: Erythritol, steviol glycosides or Sweetener: Erythritol, Rebaudioside A or Sweetener: E968, E960
15. Does EUREBA F Ery require any special labeling?
The main ingredient in EUREBA F Ery is erythritol. As erythritol is a polyol there are specific labeling regulations addressing the effects of excessive consumption of polyols that that are relevant to EUREBA functional Ery products:
- All products containing more than 10% polyols should bear a warning statement. When erythritol is present in excess of 10% of the ready to consume product then the product must be labeled with the warning statement: “excessive consumption of this product may produce laxative effects”.
- If EUREBA F Ery is used as an ingredient and is present in a ready to consume product at a level where the amount of erythritol exceeds 10 % of the ready to consume product then the final product must bear the statement “excessive consumption of this product may produce laxative effects”.
16. Is EUREBA permitted in pharmaceutical applications?
SGs are sweeteners and are used at levels that elicit no pharmaceutical affect. As a sweetener, there is no specification for SGs in the EU Pharmacopeia. In order to use SGs in pharmaceutical applications the formulation will be subject to examination by the relevant authorities.