Confectionery in Asia is increasingly taking up the clean label challenge, as consumers seek out better-for-you indulgence products.
Ingredient supplier Chr. Hansen says it has stepped up efforts to support food and drink manufacturers in making the switch to the 'next generation' of natural colours by expanding its range of colouring foodstuffs.
Industry makes tentative steps towards organic food colours
Chr Hansen has an organic food colour project at development stage in the US although the Danish supplier said the market is unlikely to become significant in the near term.
Chr Hansen explores new carmine sources as prices bite
Chr Hansen is exploring ways of stabilising the supply of cochineal, the raw material used to make natural red colour carmine, as demand for the South American insect is outstripping supply.
Chr Hansen makes natural white for confectionery
Chr Hansen has developed a new natural white colour from calcium carbonate, which it claims is the first non-chemical alternative to titanium dioxide available to coated confectionery and chewing gum manufacturers.
Purple carrot expands Chr Hansen’s colour palette
Chr Hansen is launching a new natural violet colour derived from purple carrot, which is said to bring cost and stability benefits for a broad range of beverages, fruit preparations and confectionery.
Cottage cheese cultures go full circle
The cottage cheese industry is turning back to direct vat cultures
rather than the cheaper bulk starter method which replaced it as
costs are reduced, according to Chr Hansen.
Culture cuts production time and fat in dairy
A new dairy culture can reduce the fermentation time needed for
milk processing, while meeting demand for lower fat, clean label
dairy products in emerging markets like Eastern Europe, its
Chr Hansen boosts kids' probiotics efforts
Chr Hansen has introduced a new probiotic mix for children, which
the firm is marketing in an easy-to-use format that can be added
directly to foods and drinks as a dietary supplement.
Chr Hansen culture combats listeria in RTE meats
Chr Hansen is adding a new culture to its SafePro range aimed at
countering the threat of listeria in foods, this time targeted at
killing listeria in ready-to-eat products.
Chr Hansen probiotics launched in Italian cheese
A cheese containing a Chr Hansen probiotic has been launched in
Italy, a move which reinforces the growing trend for
companies to use probiotics outside of the traditional yoghurt pot.
Chr Hansen launches 'natural' spray-dried dairy flavors
Chr Hansen has launched a new line of spray-dried dairy flavors in
the US, which the firm claims provide some of its most successful
flavors in a more convenient application form.
Chr Hansen makes novel cultures for sausages
Chr Hansen is introducing two new starter cultures for dry and
semi-dry fermented sausages, intended to deliver good flavour even
when products are produced with an eye on health and
Chr Hansen streamlines through paprika business sale
Chr Hansen has sold its paprika business activities and production
facilities in Spain and India to allow it to focus on value-added
activities, the company announced on Thursday.
Chr Hansen to untangle bacteria genes
Chr Hansen has teamed up with researchers from Denmark and Japan in
an effort understand the genetic make-up of bacteria and see
whether this knowledge can be used to improve probiotic food