Additives in confectionery

A pan-European survey conducted by market research institute Innofact AG on behalf of the GNT Group has found that sweet lovers not only pay attention to taste and flavour, but many consumers care about the ingredients in their confectionery products. 37% of Europeans look for sweets free from artificial additives. Italian consumers are the most […]

Fingerfoodballs win best international product at Alimentaria

During the 20th edition of the Alimentaria food and beverage exhibition in Barcelona, Fingerfoodballs from Scelta Mushrooms were selected as best international product. Jan Klerken, owner of Scelta Mushrooms, and Jules Klerken, product manager Fingerfoodballs, received the award during the presentation of the Innoval Awards in Barcelona. The Innoval is a major showcase at the […]

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Brenntag to distribute Chr. Hansen colourings

Brenntag, a chemical distributor, will be distributing the Natural Colours and Colouring Foodstuffs portfolio from Chr Hansen in the UK and Ireland. Alison Day, Chr. Hansen’s business manager – UK & Ireland, says, “Brenntag and Chr. Hansen are long standing partners in the food industry with Brenntag distributing Chr. Hansen products in Europe and Asia […]


Chr. Hansen upgrades centre for colouring foodstuffs in Italy

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 […]


Sensient launched new clean label colour shades

Sensient Food Colors Europe has extended its Cardea range with a wider choice of bright new colour shades. The Cardea product line is completely composed of natural ingredients and concentrates meeting growing clean labelling demands and fits with the new EU guidance notes on colouring food. The range includes raw materials processed with proprietary technologies […]

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Southampton six safety review

A verdict on the safety of the so-called ‘Southampton six’ food colours is imminent after EFSA confirmed that its food additives panel is scheduled to discuss the review findings later this month. A spokesman says that should the panel adopt any opinions from the review process, the views will be published in mid-October following the […]


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