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Olam’s TrueDark cocoa powder for premium brand deZaan is the world’s first ever natural, non-alkalised dark cocoa powder. Pic: Olam Cocoa

Colors & Flavors Special

Going natural doesn’t mean compromising on color or flavor

By Wouter Stomph

Cocoa has a natural and familiar flavor,and has a huge role to play in meeting the consumer demand for natural flavors and colors … Just take a look at the shelves of your local supermarket.

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.

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