The experience of eating can be affected by how we perceive food and the context in which it is presented, Italian researchers have discovered, which has significant repercussions for the food marketing industry, they say.
Naturex has developed a water-soluble, non-migrating red colour that is carmine-free – responding both to customer demands for two-layered colour solutions in dairy and consumer demands for clean label.
Switching to natural ingredients often requires companies to go back to the formulation drawing board, but there have been some big improvements, according to head of food innovation at Leatherhead Food Research, Dr Wayne Morley.
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.
Shares jumped more than 3% to just over €24.05 this morning in Danish enzymes, colours and cultures company Chr Hansen as its yearly revenue hit €699m. Profits improved 10.7% to €131.3m for the 12 month period ended August 31.
Dairy manufacturers are the target of a new colour range from Israeli supplier LycoRed with red, yellow and orange shades derived from lycopene and natural beta-carotene that promise stability even in fortified yoghurt drinks.
You say tomato…and Sainsbury's says 'kumato'. Six years in R&D,
the super-sweet, nutritional black tomato has arrived on the
supermarket shelves to meet increasing consumer demand for novel,
exotic food products.
Products displayed in green point-of-sale (POS) positions have a
much better chance of catching the eye and ending up in consumers'
shopping trolleys, according to new research due to be presented