Supply of sugar substitutes in Ukraine to be increased
"Ukrtsukor", the National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine is passed about the increase of sugar substitutes import to Ukraine. "There is an increase of sweeteners use, which are disposed of in Europe, where their use is prohibited, and settled in our market" - said the chairman of the National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine "Ukrtsukor" Mykola Yarchuk.
Mykola Yarchuk explained that 8 years ago sugar substitutes practically hadn't existed on the Ukrainian market, and when Europe banned the use of 23 thousand tons of sugar substitutes, "they were exported to Ukraine, that has not written, as Europe has made, the rules, how many and what kind of sweeteners can be used in each kilogram of goods, confectionery or other product". "This should be controlled by government, but, unfortunately, we do not have it" - said the expert.
According to him, the use of sweeteners are less expensive and technologically simpler.