Two California state senate bills would mandate controversial warnings on some foods and beverages, and if enacted could start a domino effect among other like-minded states, potentially creating a patchwork of laws and compliance headache for national...
The predictable upcoming onslaught of annual New Year’s resolutions to “eat better” could lead to surge of consumer interest in products with short ingredient decks and “clean labels” that they perceive as healthier.
There has been a noticeable upswing in demand for spirulina extract over the past 12-18 months as more big CPG brands have embarked on clean-label drives and more formulators have added the natural blue food color to their toolbox following regulatory...
Tokyo-based DIC Corporation - which claims to be the world’s largest producer of blue-green algae spirulina - is investing $10m into a new extraction plant in southern California to meet growing demand for natural blue food colors.
Confectionery giant Mars has defended its use of artificial colors in M&Ms after being urged to ditch them in a petition on change.org accompanied by a press release from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) describing them as “neurotoxic...
As part of FoodNavigator-USA’s probe into natural colors for our Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013 online event, Elaine Watson caught up with Tammi Higgins, Natural Colors Commercial Development Manager at FMC BioPolymer.
If you’re looking for a natural red food color, carmine can deliver. It’s vibrant, but stable, and prices have recently returned from the stratosphere after hikes in 2010/11. The only problem is that it’s made from crushed insects, and once they find...
Kraft officials spent an hour yesterday with blogger Vani Hari (aka the Food Babe) discussing a petition urging the company to stop using artificial colors Yellow #5 and #6 in its Mac & Cheese, but says it is satisfied that they are both safe and...
The potential of food colors approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promote attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms is not supported by the literature, says a new meta-analysis.
There is a perfect storm brewing for increased adulteration of numerous naturally derived food ingredients, and colorants in particular, according to US Pharmacopeia, the standards-setting firm behind the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC).
A company motivated by concerns about the safety of synthetic food dyes has come up with its own solution with a non-genetically modified (non-GMO) purple corn hybrid that yields natural red and yellow dyes.
Manufacturers in the US need to take responsibility when it comes to food coloring and replace controversial artificial dyes with natural alternatives, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
In the third of a four part series on natural colors, FoodNavigator looks at the regulatory situation in the US and Europe and the challenges this poses for food manufacturers and ingredients companies.
The European Food Standards Authority has confirmed that it will be
considering the FSA-funded study on certain food additives and
children's behaviour as part of its current review of additive
This comment was amended to correct a statement about bans
of additives in other countries. Some of the chemicals were
previously banned by Norway, Austria and Australia but those bans
have since been removed. Allura red AC, tartrazine...
Natural, water-soluble orange and yellow food colourings from
cactus pear could offer "a new valuable source of colour
preparations" say the German scientists working on bringing the
pigments from the lab bench to industry.
Danish colours firm Chr Hansen has launched its first natural blue
food colour onto the market, targeted at food makers looking for
alternatives to the synthetic blues currently used in their food
designs, reports Lindsey Partos.
Natural colours UK firm Overseal Foods is set to carve a deeper
position in the US market, signing a new distribution deal with US
company RFI Ingredients and meeting growing demand for natural
colouring foodstuffs, writes Lindsey...