Natural Colors & Flavors

Natural colours present major technical challenges

‘No way back’ from natural colour trend, says Nestlé scientist

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The trend toward natural colours for foods, drinks and sweets is here to stay – but raises huge technical challenges, according to Steve Tolliday, principal product technologist at Nestlé’s Product and Technology Centre in York, UK.

Chr Hansen shares jump 9% on strong H1 profits

Chr Hansen shares jump 9% on strong H1 profits

By Shane Starling

First half EBIT profits for 2011-12 surged 19% to €83m at Chr Hansen as it shrugged off the effects of severe fluctuations in the price of red colorant carmine, and ongoing probiotic health claim uncertainty in Europe – its biggest yet most stagnant market.

Cama aims for machine that never stops

Dispatches from ProSweets

Cama aims for machine that never stops

By Oliver Nieburg

Automatic changeovers that reduce down-time will be the trend informing confectionery packaging machinery in 2012, according to Renato Dell’Oro of packaging technology firm Cama.

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