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From bright whites to brilliant blues: Color innovation in F&B

By Rachel Arthur

‘We eat first with our eyes’ – and the saying is all the more true in an age of social media. But color is not just about good looks: it’s also about meeting consumer demands for natural and sustainable alternatives. We take a look at some of the latest...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Color trend alert: shades of yellow and orange to shine bright in 2019

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Move over millennial pink, because shades of sunshine are expected to be the color of choice for food and beverage manufacturers in 2019 driven by consumers seeking to enhance their mood through food, according to global colorings company GNT Group.

“Careful selection of the right cultures in yoghurts and cheeses can potentially eliminate thickeners like carrageenan, or antifungals such as sorbic acid.” ©iStock

Looking to nature for better ‘clean label’ reformulation

By Nathan GRAY

Industry should look closer at nature’s solutions for current reformulation challenges by mapping out all the possible functionalities of ingredients already present in foods, says Dr Aidan Craigwood, consultant at Innovia Technology.

The Dutch company's production plant in Mierlo will now be the site for its R&D and quality control laboratories. Photo: GNT Group

GNT invests over €3m in new R&D lab

By Niamh Michail

Colouring foods supplier GNT is set to double its product development capacity with an injection of more than €3m into a new R&D lab in Mierlo in the Netherlands.

Sensient launches yellow and orange colouring foods

Sensient launches yellow and orange colouring foods

By Niamh Michail

Colour and flavour supplier Sensient has widened its colouring food range with yellow and orange, bringing the number of EU-compliant products in its colouring foods range to three digits.

Confectioners can ditch artificial Brilliant Blue for natural blue derived from microalgae, says Wild

Wild taps spirulina for natural colors range

By Oliver Nieburg

Wild Flavors has developed a natural color series that includes a blue derived from microalgae spirulina, giving confectioners a natural option for fruit flavors like blueberry.

Consumers are putting more pressure than ever on food companies to use ingredients they consider to be truly natural...and colouring foodstuffs fit the bill

When 'natural' is not enough: Colouring foodstuffs in the spotlight

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

In many cases, it's no longer enough for a food colour to be natural: Increasingly companies are seeking colouring foodstuffs, concentrated from foods themselves.  FoodNavigator explored the evolving natural colours sector at FIE in Frankfurt.

There are still technical challenges for manufacturers looking to switch to natural colours

Natural colours are here to stay…but there are still challenges

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Synthetic colours may still be more prevalent than natural colours in foods and beverages, but natural is catching up as manufacturers increasingly look first to natural ingredients in developing new products – however, challenges remain.

Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup: study

Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup: study

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Recent research shows that the color of beverage containers influences consumer enjoyment, with results indicating that orange and dark-cream colored cups enhanced the flavor, sweetness and aroma of hot chocolate.

Natural colours present major technical challenges

‘No way back’ from natural colour trend, says Nestlé scientist

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The trend toward natural colours for foods, drinks and sweets is here to stay – but raises huge technical challenges, according to Steve Tolliday, principal product technologist at Nestlé’s Product and Technology Centre in York, UK.

Natural food colourings now the consistent choice

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Natural food colourings now the consistent choice

By Ben Bouckley

Paul Collins, managing director, GNT International, charts the growth in interest of clean-label natural fruit and vegetable-based colours “that use food to provide the colour to food”, as the industry moves away from chemical alternatives.

IFT trend tour: Color and flavor innovation

IFT trend tour: Color and flavor innovation

By Jess Halliday

At the IFT trade show in Anaheim, Jess Halliday followed the Flavor and Color Innovation trend tour, and spoke to some of the companies showing their latest developments at the show.

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