Clean Label Food Colorants Presentation

Originally Published: July 8, 2016
Last Updated: July 12, 2021

“Clean Label Food Colorants” was presented at the 2016 Clean Label Conference by Winston Boyd, Ph.D., Focus International.

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Abstract: The use of food colorants derived from natural sources has greatly increased. The local and global regulatory environments, along with common sense food safety and manufacturing practices, place limitations on what can be used and where. The industry’s decades-long use and acceptance of synthetic colorants have created performance and price expectations that influence the ease with which these naturally derived coloring materials can be adopted. The palette of materials available, how the cultural and regulatory landscapes have affected their adoption, and the advantages and complications that are obtained through the use of naturally derived food colorants was discussed.

An excerpt from the written summary of this presentation: Negative perceptions of synthetic food colorants are the driving force behind interest and growth in the use of natural food colorants. This creates opportunities for companies attempting to clean up their labels, but there are also many challenges. Boyd highlighted a few of the top issues encountered in the rush to replace synthetic colorants with colorants from natural sources. Decades of synthetic colorant use has created some fairly demanding performance expectations that must be met.

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