A US researcher has found an unlikely ally in the quest to develop more natural food dyes.
Naturex has developed a stable colouring system for yellow and orange drinks.
DSM has released its clear carotenoid solutions. The nature-identical colourants that are part of the clear carotenoid solutions allow for the replacement of azo dyes, which can help manufacturers meet consumer demand for natural-looking, transparent beverages.
Kalsec has available a line of heat-delivery products, which combine pungency with other flavours including savoury, sour, sweet and tangy.
Monosodium glutamate has been linked to obesity and progressive liver disease. A study identifies MSG as a critical factor in the initiation of obesity and shows that while a restrictive diet won't stop obesity, it can slow the progression of related liver disease.
Ungerer has compiled an extensive library of powder flavours. Once a selection has been made, or a new development created, the company does not impose restrictive minimum order quantities.
Australian Energy Valley has a range of flavour chemicals including the Gamma-Lactone Series.
Nu-Tek Salt Advanced Formula Potassium Chloride was developed to meet the demand for reduced sodium in the food industry. The sodium-reduction solution helps food companies offer a healthier product to consumers.
Kalsec provides a full line of natural spice and herb flavour extracts, natural colours, natural antioxidants and advanced hop products.
Kalsec has available carotenes from carrot extract as a natural colour source. The extracts are a suitable replacement for Yellow 5 and 6, mixed carotenoids and synthetic beta-carotene.
Speakers at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS described how natural colours that were in use centuries ago are making a resurgence in response to consumer preferences, manufacturers' needs and their potential health benefits.
A leading authority on natural food colours has urged Australian food manufacturers to convert to natural food colours. Chr. Hansen's Ji Hoong Too said that Australia is falling behind developing markets in conversion to natural colours.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a petition filed by Mars Inc to permit the use of spirulina extract as a colour additive in candy and chewing gum.
LycoRed has developed a range of vegetarian red colourants as part of its Tomat-O-Red line of tomato lycopene colour for various food and beverage applications.
Ungerer will sample a selection of some of its natural flavours in confectionery and beverages at Foodtech Packtech 2012.