In 2007 the notorious Southampton study linked certain artificial food colourings to hyperactivity in children. Since then, confectioners have been under increasing pressure to replace some of the vibrant hues used in their products with natural alternatives. Trouble is, it’s not always easy to find suitable, stable sources for the natural shades they need.
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The chocolate market will exceed $26bn in the US by 2018, according to a recent report.
Candy makers using natural coloring foods should dump negative no artificial colors on-pack claims, says supplier GNT.
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Aunt Aggie De’s Pralines, one of Texas' best-known praline makers, is trying to boost its popularity outside of the Lone Star State.
The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).
Coloring Foods supplier GNT says the global confectionery market will rapidly move away from artificial and additive colors as an implementation period to conform with EU rules on colors looms.
Mondelēz International hopes to “significantly expand margins” through healthier versions of its products, product innovation and more reliance on digital media.
Ferrara Candy Company filed a lawsuit against American Licorice Company, claiming the company sold them Red Vines licorice invested with rice weevils.
“Free-from” snack products are closer to becoming an industry standard, according to a report from Mintel.
The first commercial 3D printer for retail will be used to create gummies in different shapes, sizes, colors and flavors, says creator Katjes Fassin UK.
The republic of Trinidad & Tobago will have a cocoa-processing facility for the first time in its history.
Singapore-based Olam’s $1.3bn acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland’s global cocoa business has hit a bump in the road, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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Supplier Sunsweet claims its plum ingredients could present a pathway to cleaner labels as safety concerns over caramel colors prompt confectionery manufacturers to look explore alternatives.
Organic premium candy firm Torie & Howard has expanded its product offering to include soft fruit chews and is taking its hard candies into larger grocery and club channels.
Two family-owned U.S. candy firms say a switch from artificial to natural colors and flavors is financially risky and claim many technical difficulties still exist.
Jelly Belly Candy Company is launching a line of USDA certified-organic candies, including fruit flavored snacks, gourmet jelly beans and other confections, the firm’s CEO and president told FoodNavigator-USA exclusively....
Growing demand for natural food colourings by manufacturers and consumers will continue to drive the Western European market in the near future, according to a new report by Future Market...
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Mars says it is exploring natural alternatives but sees no safety concerns with artificial colors and flavors.
Hershey intends to remove genetically-modified ingredients from Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and Kisses by the end of the year.
Nestlé says it will remove artificial flavors in confectionery across Europe, but refuses to confirm whether it will implement European price hikes to offset declining confectionery margins.