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
Chr Hansen to sell coatings and excipients division
Chr Hansen has announced plans to divest its coatings and
excipients business in order to focus on core activities in
cultures, enzymes, natural colours and flavours.
New Chr Hansen meat lab tests flavors on site
European ingredients firm Chr Hansen has launched a new meat lab in
the US, designed to allow for the on-site trials of flavors and
seasonings in packaged meat goods.
Chr Hansen cultures promise texture without the fat
Chr. Hansen has developed six new cultures that it claims can offer
yoghurt manufacturers up to 20 per cent more texture.
Chr Hansen sells off US sweetener business
Chr. Hansen has sold its speciality sweetener division to American
Sugar Refining as part of its US refocusing strategy.
Chr Hansen launches 'natural' colours for soft drinks
Chr Hansen's new range of natural colours has been formulated to
help transparent beverage manufacturers reinforce the sector's
Chr Hansen focuses on dairy ingredient sector
Chr Hansen will get a chance to underline its increasing
involvement in the dairy sector at the upcoming 2006 International
Cheese Technology Exposition.
Chr Hansen sales bucks Italian cultures trend
Chr Hansen is enjoying success in the Italian cultures market,
bucking the general trend of slow growth and stagnation.
Chr Hansen tour targets probiotics growth
Chr Hansen's latest Magical Sensory Tour is designed to bring
innovative products to customers and underline the company's ethos
that ingredients can be fun and imaginative.
Chr Hansen, Tetra Pak project removes obstacles to probiotic beverages
Probiotics supplier Chr. Hansen has developed a new, flexible
formulation system for adding probiotics directly to finished
Healthy lifestyles drive Chr Hansen innovations
The firm will focus on new technologies for dairy, beverages and
prepared food at the WWFE expo next month, showing exactly where
the industry is targeting its resources.
Chr Hansen opens world's biggest dairy cultures plant
Danish company Chr Hansen has shored up its lead in the dairy
cultures business after doubling capacity at its plant in France,
now said to be the world's largest.
Wine extract increases product health profile
A line of wine extracts from Chr Hansen could help US food
manufacturers cut costs and improve the health profile of their
products, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Ingredient range launched to secure meat flavor
Chr Hansen last week launched an ingredient aimed at meat producers
whose foods suffer from a lack of flavor after functional blends
and water are added to optimize their recipes, writes Philippa
Chr Hansen: Innovation key to unlocking Czech potential
FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with Chr Hansen in Prague
at the beginning of a five-week marketing odyssey designed to bring
the company closer to the emerging markets of Eastern Europe.
Chr Hansen pushes high volume cheese production technology
Chr Hansen plans to use this year's Cheese Industry Conference to
showcase the technology that it believes can improve production for
high volume manufacturers, Philippa Nuttall reports.
Chr Hansen tour shows dairy firms new possibilities
Chr Hansen's innovative Eastern European marketing campaign, which
kicks off today, should help the Czech Republic's dairy sector find
new ways of adding value to their products, writes Anthony
Chr Hansen launches East European marketing tour
Danish ingredients giant Chr Hansen is about to launch an intensive
research and marketing campaign across Eastern Europe to learn more
about local taste preferences and beat the opposition to one of the
world's most promising...
First Chr Hansen food colour plant in China opens
Number one natural colours firm Chr Hansen makes inroads into the
lucrative Chinese market, this week unveiling a new food colour
factory to meet a rise in local demand, and marking the first step
in a raft of investments in the region.
Chr Hansen ingredients unit up for sale
Number one cultures supplier Chr. Hansen is up for sale as its
major stakeholder decides to pull away from the ingredients slice
of the company to focus on the pharmaceutical unit. The move will
make the company's still growing...
China lifts Chr Hansen results
Chr Hansen's full year results reveal that the continued growth of
the China market is helping the ingredients company to fight off
the problem of increasing costs.
New food colour factory to open up opportunities for Chr Hansen
Chr Hansen breaks into the lucrative Chinese market constructing
its first production facilities to provide more flexibility to
serve the burgeoning local food industry, reports Lindsey
Dairy gains benefit Chr Hansen in Q2
Ongoing growth in cultures sales to the dairy industry and health
markets helped the Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen post a modest
rise in revenue for the food ingredients division in the first six
months. Organic growth for the...
Into the black
Chr Hansen has developed a new form of natural colour that the
company claims will allow manufacturers of confectionery to create
the perfect black.