On the Street: Synergy Rolls out Certified Organic Flavors

May 14/Food & Beverage Close-Up -- In response to increased customer demand for ingredients that yield appealing label declarations for health-conscious consumers, Synergy Flavors Inc. was recently granted organic certification for their second North American manufacturing facility.

The company said the addition extends their current line of certified organic liquid extracts made in New York to now include flavors made in their suburban Chicago facility.

Synergy's Certified Organic and Organic Compliant flavors offer manufacturers multiple claim options such as "100% Organic," "Organic" and "Made with Organic," in addition to the benefit of using the USDA Organic Seal, the company noted.

Synergy's Certified Organic line of vanillas includes varied concentrations of Organic Java vanilla from Indonesia and Organic Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, in addition to Natural Vanilla Flavors.

Karen Gallagher, Marketing Manager at Synergy Flavors, commented: "New product launches with organic claims continue to increase and are up over 200% compared to 2005. Our expert flavorists and regulatory group are prepared to meet the challenges manufacturers are facing. Synergy will continue to add new, unique, and creative flavors to our Certified Organic and Organic Compliant collections."

From the May 24, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition