Natural Colours

Mauricio Graber brings experience in LatAm and an in-depth customer knowledge to Chr. Hansen

What does a new CEO mean for Chr. Hansen?

By Katy Askew

Chr. Hansen has named Mauricio Graber as the man who will succeed Cees de Jong as chief executive. What will change at the top mean for the ingredients supplier’s strategy and could it signal any portfolio shifts?

Discussion has moved from 'naturalness' toward wider issues, including E numbers, functionality and sustainability

Bright ideas: The evolution of natural colours

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Use of natural colours has increased rapidly in recent years, as food companies have looked to switch out artificial alternatives – but precisely what they are looking for is changing over time.

Natural colours overtake synthetics as European growth leads the way

Global report on food colours

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

By Nathan Gray

Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

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.

Customers are looking to switch out artificial colours as Russia implements warning labels

Chr. Hansen expands in Russia

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Ingredient supplier Chr. Hansen has upgraded its Moscow offices and added an applications laboratory, in a move it says will help it to better respond to local customers’ requests.

The new centre will cater to customer demand to be more involved in application development, says Vitiva

Vitiva ups customer involvement capabilities

By Kacey Culliney

Plant extract specialist Vitiva has opened an innovation centre in Slovenia to cater to increased consumer demands for joint involvement in application development.

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