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willing to pay a premium for food products containing naturally sourced colors instead of synthetic colors. Besides red, beta-carotene may play a role in naturally sourced orange colors as well. Chr. Hansen, which has a U.S. office in Milwaukee, launched CapColors Orange 057 WSS colorant last year. The ingredient is Beets and lycopene from tomatoes may be used to create red colors. an encapsulated beta-carotene product for beverage manufacturers. The new color ingredient makes products robust to light, heat and ringing while dispersing and dissolving quickly because of its liquid form, according to the company. "The promotion of CapColors Orange continues throughout the different regions under dedicated campaigns," said Peter Thorninger, senior vice-president of sales and marketing, Natural Colors division, for Chr. Hansen. "We are seeing strong traction from many of our customers with increased interest and testing. The product launch remains on track, and the market has clearly understood the value of our new concepts. We will during the coming months continue to add new functionalities to the product family, including the application in nonjuice-based matrices." The Natural Colors division of Chr. Hansen, Hoersholm, Denmark, experienced organic revenue growth of 22% in the first half of the fiscal year, the 44 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® company said April 7. Overall, Chr. Hansen achieved organic revenue growth of 13% in the first half. Based on the first-half results, the company raised expectations for organic revenue growth in the fiscal year to 10% to 12%, up from a previous estimate of 9% to 11%. "Chr. Hansen Natural Colors continues to experience strong organic growth across most market categories and across and free of chemical-sounding ingredients, and are products that they can trust. Moreover, they still expect the same level of quality, flavor and visual appeal. This presents a challenge to the confectionery, food, beverage and baking industries, but also a great opportunity to those who can reformulate to address these needs." For more insight on consumer interest, GNT Group, which and hyperactivity in children in the general population. "For certain susceptible children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other problem behaviors, however, the data suggest that their condition may be exacerbated by exposure to a number of substances in food, including, but not limited to, synthetic color additives," the F.D.A. said in 2011. The Center for Science in the all regions," Mr. Thorninger said. "Growth in North America was driven by strong conversion interest to natural colors. As iconic brand owners publicly pledge to phase out artificial colors to renovate and grow their brands, we see consumers reward them." For another color innovation, Watson, Inc., West Haven, Conn., has introduced a line of Edible Glitter products made from gum Arabic from the acacia tree and naturally sourced colors. Watson uses colors from such sources as cabbage juice, algae, carrots, turmeric and annatto. Edible Glitter may be used as a sprinkle, topping or inclusion on such products as confectionery items, baked foods and frostings. Edible Glitter is unflavored or flavor-neutral. It contains no sugar, artificial sweeteners, fats or hydrogenated vegetable oils. Watson said the new line of Edible Glitter may allow companies to take advantage of consumer trends. "The consumer demand for clean label products and 'freefrom' products has opened a door of opportunity," Watson said. "Consumers are looking for products they feel are safe has a U.S. office in Tarrytown, N.Y., in December 2014 surveyed 5,000 people between the ages of 18-70 in the countries of Brazil, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Poland, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The survey found 54% of consumers worldwide want their food and beverages to be made with naturally sourced color ingredients only. The claims "with natural colors" and "colored with fruits and vegetables" was perceived as credible by more than 75%. The GNT Group manufactures coloring concentrates from edible fruits, vegetables and plants using physical methods such as pressing, crushing and filtering. Artificial additives, chemicals or organic solvents are not used. Debate around synthetic colors has focused on whether they have any association with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder in children. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration addressed the topic in a background document released in March 2011. The F.D.A. concluded a causal relationship had not been established between exposure to color additives Public Interest, Washington, in 2016 continues to push for warning labels on synthetically dyed foods. The C.S.P.I. sent a letter dated March 15 to the F.D.A. "This letter is a further comment to our petition to ban synthetic dyes and demonstrates that prior agency precedent demands that it take action in the present case to provide consumers with, at the very least, a warning label describing the link between food dyes and behavioral problems in children," the letter said. The C.S.P.I. said parents have shared with the organization 2,007 complaints concerning the negative impact the parents said the dyes have had on their children and families since August 2008. FBN - Jeff Gelski Correction DefenStat, an antimicrobial ingredient from Newly Weds Foods, Chicago, may be applied to whole muscle meats by marination. A story on Page 34 in the March 22 issue of Food Business News incorrectly described how it should be applied. FBN May 3, 2016

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Dr Pepper pivoting with the consumer
New front opens in the battle over sodium
Beverage Business News - Beverage makers capitalizing on dairy
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Editorial - Vermont’s immediate impact is becoming clearer
Three meals a day still the American way
Mondelez battling weakness in biscuit market
Pinnacle picks Mondelez exec as new c.e.o.
Chipotle Mexican Grill in the midst of a slow recovery
Hormel sells Diamond Crystal Brands
Starbucks sets forth single-serve strategy
PepsiCo initiating transformational innovation agenda
McCormick acquires Australian herbs company
Costco eyes Nebraska for new poultry plant
Hershey still seeking answers to slow growth
Nestle, R&R to create world’s third largest ice cream company
Saputo details succession plan for presidency
Papa John’s removes HFCS from menu
Danone building strength in yogurt
Dannon to go non-G.M.O.
Taco Bell to limit antibiotics in chicken
Dr. Praeger’s focused on keeping brand fresh
PepsiCo appoints new global food service leader
NatureBox moves from snail mail to retail
Market Insight - The good and bad of El Nino, La Nina
Ingredient Trends - Clean label gains momentum
Food packaging and clean label
Ingredient Innovations - Red means go in color innovation
Specialty dairy ingredients used in beverages
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - I.G.C. forecasts world wheat stocks at new record in 2016-17
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
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