Sensient Food Colors has received halal certification for natural colours from its Geesthacht facility in Germany, the company has said.
Sensient’s synthetic colours from its Saint Louis facility in the US have been available to meet halal standards for several years, but the company said that it recognised the importance of being able to offer natural colours as well to manufacturers of halal-certified processed foods.
“As the demand for natural colours has grown, the company has worked hard to satisfy this need through extending its approved range,” Sensient said.
The Geesthacht natural colours range has been recognized by both JAKIM and MUI and covers liquid and spray dried colours.
“Through this move Sensient can ensure that its natural colours portolio meets demand for halal certified foods on a global level,” it said.