GNT set to release colouring series for Asian market

A series of natural colouring ingredients from GNT designed for segments including confectionery, are to go on show at Food Ingredients Asia-China (19-21 June 2019, Shanghai).

The company revealed that it is set to highlight how it can help manufacturers replace existing artificial colours and animal-based colours such as carmine (derived from beetles), with its established Exberry systems.

As the business noted, its colouring foods fully comply with standards drawn up by the China National Food Industry Association. They stipulate that colouring foods must be produced from natural raw food materials, such as fruits, vegetables, plants and algae, using physical processes only.

Additionally, the characteristic properties of the raw materials such as flavour, nutrition and colouring constituents must be retained. Exberry colours meet these criteria and can be declared on labels simply as, for example, ‘Coloring Food (Concentrate of Carrot)’.

GNT’s Coloring Foods are also said to offer a solution for manufacturers who want to address health concerns by eliminating grapeskin extract from their formulations. The company offers a full package of technical support to help to overcome any production challenges associated with switching away from grapeskin extract.

Maartje Hendrickx (pictured demonstrating some of its ranges at ProSweets earlier this year), market development manager at GNT, said: “The new Group Standards in China provide clear rules for Colouring Foods. They also align with what consumers prefer to see in ingredients lists. Food and beverage companies that visit GNT’s stand at Food Ingredients Asia-China 2019 will have the perfect opportunity to find out how they can comply with these standards and win consumers’ trust.”

She continued: “GNT’s Colouring Foods are available in more than 400 shades that meet the latest market trends. In addition, our application experts are available to help manufacturers develop new products and formulation processes. Choosing GNT Colouring Foods ensures that consumer and regulatory demands for the very best natural, safe ingredients are comfortably met.”

  • Gnt will be exhibiting at  Food Ingredients Asia-China on Stand 41M30, visit

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