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The Dutch company's production plant in Mierlo will now be the site for its R&D and quality control laboratories. Photo: GNT Group

GNT invests over €3m in new R&D lab

By Niamh Michail

Colouring foods supplier GNT is set to double its product development capacity with an injection of more than €3m into a new R&D lab in Mierlo in the Netherlands.

Confectioners can ditch artificial Brilliant Blue for natural blue derived from microalgae, says Wild

Wild taps spirulina for natural colors range

By Oliver Nieburg

Wild Flavors has developed a natural color series that includes a blue derived from microalgae spirulina, giving confectioners a natural option for fruit flavors like blueberry.

Barry Callebaut says its new red food color could home in on seasonal retail opportunities

DISPATCHES FROM FIE 2013

What’s the occasion for Barry Callebaut’s E-free red?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Barry Callebaut has expanded its E-number free printable colorant range to include red, a move the company hopes will help tap into seasonal opportunities as well as the clean label trend.

64.8%.of sweet and savory foods in India adulterated by exceeding acceptable limits or using non-permitted colors.

Food colors in India: Researchers call for review

Majority of colored foods in India illegal

By Oliver Nieburg

Researchers are calling for a review of food colors in India after finding that the majority found in popular products exceed legal limits and almost a fifth of products contain illegal colors.

Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup: study

Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup: study

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Recent research shows that the color of beverage containers influences consumer enjoyment, with results indicating that orange and dark-cream colored cups enhanced the flavor, sweetness and aroma of hot chocolate.