Oil dispersible colour

Developers of confectionery products have gained more natural colour options for fat-based systems. DDW’s newest proprietary technology has broadened the natural range of oil dispersible brown, blue, green, purple and pink hues that originate from water soluble colour. Applications include compound coatings for confectionery, inclusions and frozen novelties, as well as fat-based fillings. “Based on […]

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Natural brown colourings

Sensient Food Colours Europe has launched a range of colours to be used as a natural alternative to traditional caramel colours. The natural brown colourings include plant-based products that are available as colouring foodstuffs complying with the new EU guidance notes on colouring food. “One of the biggest challenges has been to produce rich natural […]

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New range of food colourings

Barry Callebaut’s IBC brand, which specialises in colour and printing technology for food applications, has launched Power Flowers, a new method of colouring chocolate, fillings and compound chocolate. The Power Flowers are made from tempered cocoa butter and 40% colouring agents. Food professionals can use the Colour Master chart as a guide to apply any […]

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Centre for colouring foodstuffs

In order to better support food manufacturers with colouring foodstuffs, Chr Hansen has significantly upgraded its processing, warehousing and laboratory facilities for food ingredients with colouring properties in Canossa, Italy. “We have been offering colouring foodstuffs as part of our natural colors portfolio for years, but now we have launched a new strategy under the […]

Colour coatings product line

Renshaw, a UK-based manufacturer of baking ingredients, has developed a new range coloured compound products, inspired by US trends. The new product, ‘Renshaw Colour Melts’, will sit within the non-block cake coverings fixture. Renshaw Colour Melts have been formulated to melt easily, giving a strong and stable colour, and are available in yellow, green, blue, […]

Extended colourings range

Sensient Food Colours Europe is extending its Cardea range to include a wider choice of colours and shades. The product line is completely composed of natural ingredients and concentrates. The Cardea product line uses carefully selected raw materials processes with proprietary technologies, and offers a number of bright shades. “Through screening a wide choice of […]

Slow Q1 for ingredients firm

It has been a slow start to the year for Chr Hansen, yet the firm’s outlook for 2013/14 remains unchanged. CEO Cees de Jong says: “As expected Chr. Hansen experienced a slow start to the year 2013/14. Organic growth of 2% excluding carmine price effect was negatively affected by timing of orders and the loss […]

Natural pink and violet shades

Wild Flavors GmbH has introduced a new raw material as a source for the pink/violet shade – the purple sweet potato. With the purple sweet potato containing anthocyanin, Wild can now provide a broader range of purple shades to meet the food and beverage industries’ demand for natural colours. Wild is constantly looking for new […]

Returning from ProSweets

After a long week at ProSweets, we are finally back in the office!!! 325 companies from over 30 countries exhibited at the show. The machinery and equipment sector was strongly represented, but ingredient suppliers were less obvious, with a few companies commenting they may not exhibit at the next event due to the fair being […]


Red palm oil

Health, convenience and sustainability are key trends in the food market, which researchers expect to continue to gain in importance. So it’s no wonder that more and more manufacturers are advertising their products as “Free of preservatives, food colouring and artificial flavours.” Consumers are paying more attention to what they buy, and to the ingredients. […]

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Healthier snack to help tackle obesity

17 May 2011 – Northern Ireland’s Golden Popcorn has developed a unique snack food that could help to counter obesity in children. The company, one of the leading manufacturers of popcorn in Ireland, has developed a tasty snack that’s free from added salt and sugar, is naturally high in fibre and doesn’t contain any artificial […]


Should we ban artificial colours?

7 April 2011 –  The Food and Drug administration has recently voted that foods containing artificial colours do not need to carry warning labels. The vote followed The Centre for Science in the Public Interest wanting to ban blue, green, orange, red and yellow artificial food colourings, due to the fact that they believe these colourings […]


ProSweets Cologne 2010 sets new records

Two rather slow days out of four but ProSweets still sets a new attendance record. Taking place for the fourth time, the 325 suppliers saw more than 19,000 trade visitors from 60 countries. Compared to the last ProSweets Cologne, the 2010 event recorded six per cent growth in exhibitor turnout and an increase of 2,000 […]


New Divine Easter eggs

UK fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate has added new products to its Easter range and expanded the availability to cover nationwide and online. The new trio of smaller Easter Eggs includes 55g milk, dark and white chocolate eggs made with pure cocoa beans and cocoa butter. The 100g Divine Handbag has been redesigned this year […]

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