Natural flavours and colours
GNT has extended its range of green EXBERRY Colouring Foods with a new powder made from turmeric and spirulina.
GNT has launched research it says empowers food and beverage brands to devise tailor-made solutions for the modern market.
Colors & Flavors Special
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.
Colors & Flavours Special
Apple flavors are in this year, says esarom, an Austrian producer of flavors and compounds for alcoholic beverages, confectionery, pastry products, ice cream and dairy products.
Processing special edition
German manufacturer offers natural colours and coating systems to give confectionery products eye-grabbing appeal.
Post and Mondelēz announced the release of limited edition bags of ‘Just Blue’ and ‘Just Red’ Sour Patch Kids, available at select 7-Eleven locations.
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.
Candy makers using natural coloring foods should dump negative no artificial colors on-pack claims, says supplier GNT.
Coloring Food with food: Will EU regulations spur a global shift to natural colors in confectionery?
Coloring Foods supplier GNT says the global confectionery market will rapidly move away from artificial and additive colors as an implementation period to conform with EU rules on colors looms.
Crayon maker Crayola has confirmed it is aware of an ongoing public appeal that urges the company to stop marketing its Color Your Mouth candy products to children.
Mars has filed a patent to make natural blue colors derived from anthocyanins resistant to color changes in hard panned confections.
Europe is the fastest growing market for food colourings driven by demand in natural and organic products, according to a new report from Grand View Research.
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.
Neocandenatone, a purple pigment found in the heartwood of Dalbergia congestiflora trees, could hold colorant possibilities for gummy and hard candies, according to Mexican research.
Barry Callebaut says chocolate makers can produce products in novel colors far easier with its new flower-shaped food colorant pellets compared to using high doses of powder and liquid dyes.
Potentially carcinogenic dyes Rhodamine-B and Auramine have been discovered in traditional Asia sweets in the UK.
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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.
French ingredients firm Naturex claims to be the first supplier to offer natural blue spirulina coloring for lipophilic confectionery applications such as compound coatings.
Food colors in India: Researchers call for review
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.
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.
Mars has announced the launch of a limited edition M&M’s mix containing new colors picked exclusively by fans on Facebook; including purple, aqua and dark pink.
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.
Döhler to paint the town red with new natural colour range
German ingredients giant Döhler is to expand its portfolio of natural colours with a range of red hues produced from black carrots.
Nestle has announced today that it has removed all artificial ingredients in confectionery products in the UK.
Pectin isolated from sugar beet could boost industry use of natural blue colours by improving the formation and stability of blue hues from anthocyanins, say researchers.
Leading confectionery and ice-cream brand owners are switching to colouring foodstuffs over natural colours, as consumer demand for clean label products continues unabated, and retailers acknowledge the potential they hold in terms of brand value, claims...
Spanish youth want slim pack gum in warm colours – study
Young adults in Spain who are biggest chewing gum consumers in the nation prefer slim pack gums in warm colours, according to a report from Spanish researchers.
Marshmallow colour and flavour innovation and an extension of its red shade portfolio have been the focus of recent R&D work at natural ingredients producer Wild.
Hershey sues Mars over packaging similarities
The Hershey Company has sued Mars for allegedly mimicking the packaging design of its Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by using a similar orange color and pack design for Dove peanut butter milk chocolate Promises.
DD Williamson introduces student food coloring competition
DD Williamson has introduced a food coloring competition aiming to develop student awareness of natural colorants for beverage applications.
Project to quantify stability of natural food colours
Food research group Leatherhead is in the final stages of a testing project on natural food colours, which it expects will provide clear guidance on the stability and shelf-life of the ingredients.
Colarome’s plant-derived colors come to the States
Canadian natural ingredients company Colarome has joined with Food Ingredients Solutions for distribution of its Vivapigments natural color range in the United States.
Natural colours catching up with synthetic
Special edition: Natural colours
Colours derived from natural sources look set to overtake synthetic alternatives in market value as manufacturers continue to meet the rising demand for clean label ingredients.
D.D. Williamson, ColorMaker develop natural blue
A blue colorant developed by ColorMaker in partnership with D.D.
Williamson is designed to provide a shelf-stable natural blue hue
at a low pH for increased flexibility.
New colour shades put the gloss on PET
Ampacet has added seven shades to its colour line, which give
polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle packaging the look of
highly reflective metal.
Absorbent pads help retain packaged meat colour
A new absorbent pad prevents meat discolouration while retaining
moisture in packaging, its manufacturer claims.
Glossy polyethylene offers alternative to PET
Moulded packaging made from a combination of new high density
polyethylene (HDPE) and a colour masterbatch boosts glossiness by
200 per cent compared to competing products, the manufacturer
British Sugar launches cost-cutting, process-friendly paste
Sugar supplier British Sugar has launched a new variety of sugar
paste promising a whiter, smoother appearance and better taste.
Wild targets natural colours market with kiwi green
Wild has developed a revolutionary new technique to capture a
natural brilliant green kiwi colour for the food and drink