Are you concerned about the current price increases for the synthetic food colorant Red 40? There is a stable, cost-efficient substitute available which is based on color pigments derived from nature: Ultra Stable Red™
On April 10th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Spirulina extract as a natural blue coloring ingredient in an expanded range of aplications , beyond the recently authorized gums and candies.
Don’t mourn the passing of synthetics just yet, says one color supplier. The demand for artificial colors has not decreased. It has remained very consistent and we expect to see that trend continue, he said.
For ages, cheesemakers used spices to color their products. Other dairy food processors, however, have formulated with synthetic colorants. As consumers scrutinize food labels, the entire dairy industry is seeking natural alternatives. Thankfully, the technology has improved.