WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients develops new clear color blends for Europe - Clean labeling for the trend color orange

Heidelberg-Eppelheim, September 26, 2013. WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients (WILD) has extended its Colors from Nature® range to include clear orange color blends – a particularly popular color for food and beverages. The new development allows the company to satisfy the high demand for coloring foodstuffs. This demand was recently boosted due to an EU regulation valid as of June 1, 2013 that further restricts the use of azo dyes.

WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients now provides an even wider range of coloring foodstuffs for orange shades acceptable for use in the European market which do not require E numbers. The new blends allow manufacturers to create appealing clean label products.

Orange in all shades
Orange and other fruits that require the color “orange” are among the most popular flavors for foods and beverages – products flavored with orange, mango, a mix of tropical fruits and many other fruity varieties. For the consumer, it is the product’s appearance combined with the perfect flavor that counts. WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients meets this consumer requirement with its new color blends. Manufacturers can use them in such a way that the color precisely reflects the flavor of the product – in the respectively optimum orange shade. The result is a coherent concept and an appealing overall profile for the consumer.

For food and beverages
WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients’ new coloring foodstuffs are based on raw materials containing anthocyanin, such as red radish and black carrot combined with safflower. The color blends can be used in a host of applications for food and beverages – in ice cream, fruit gums, hard candies and dragées as well as still drinks, soft drinks containing fruit juice and multivitamin and ACE drinks. Clean labeling is always possible with the color blends.

Easy handling
The orange color blends are characterized by high heat and light stability. They are easy to handle in terms of application development, just like other coloring foodstuffs. Manufacturers can individually select the dosage and composition of the blends so that they are tailored to their product concept. WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients produces the orange shades at its color competence centers in Valencia and Berlin. The color experts at WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients support customers in selecting the right product from the new range and provide advice regarding possible applications.

About WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients
WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry. In addition to its main management office in Zug, subsidiaries with major production sites are located in Heidelberg-Eppelheim, Germany (WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients) and Erlanger, Kentucky, USA (WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients). Thirteen further production sites are situated in Europe, USA, Canada, China, Japan, India and Dubai.

The WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients product portfolio includes full flavor and ingredient solutions, known as flavor systems, fruit juice concentrates and blends as well as other food and beverage ingredients: natural flavors and extracts, mint oils and flavors, colors from natural sources, sweetening systems, seasonings and specialty ingredients such as taste modifiers. Fermentation technologies complete the portfolio. WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients provides the global beverage and dairy market as well as the baked-goods, confectionery and ice cream industry with its products. In the USA and Canada, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients is a supplier for the cereals, snacks, and processed food markets as well. For more information about WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients, please visit: www.wildflavors.com.


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