Oterra completes deal for Diana Food’s color business; acquires Food Ingredient Solutions
January 3, 2022
Founded in 1999, Food Ingredient Solutions (FIS) is a leading U.S. producer of colors and natural antioxidants, with a strong exposure to, and growth from, natural colors. FIS serves more than 400 customers annually and has two certified processing facilities located in Teterboro, N.J., and Marshfield, Mo.
In the world of food colorants, the anti-artificial trend governs the space today, with natural colors appearing in about 75% of new food product launches. Consumers still use their eyes to choose foods, but they want the ingredients, including (and sometimes especially) any colors, to be derived from biological sources, such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other botanicals.
IMCD US Food & Nutrition becomes the exclusive distributor of Sethness Roquette’s Caramel Colors across the United States
November 23, 2021
Sethness Roquette, the global leader in Caramel Colors for the Food & Beverages industries, announced it has selected IMCD US Food & Nutrition (“IMCD US”) to become the exclusive distributor of its Caramel Colors across the United States effective Jan. 1, 2022.
North Carolina operation to provide significant advantages for customers throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.
October 19, 2021
GNT, manufacturer of EXBERRY® Coloring Foods, announced an initial investment of $30 million to expand its operation in North America. Centrally located in Gaston County, just outside of Charlotte, the 49-acre facility now takes the company’s operations to new heights and will provide significant advantages for its customers throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Establishing global leadership position in natural colors
October 12, 2021
The acquisition will enable Givaudan to become a global leader in natural colors, enhancing its ability to create “Feel Good” Food Experiences through its extensive portfolio of taste and sense solutions.
Most food is judged by the consumer before it’s ever tasted. The color and appearance of foods and beverages are a primary aspect of what encourages someone to desire and taste them. The vibrant greens of fresh produce, the rainbow hues of fruits, or the more subtle, creamy beiges and golds of cheeses, and the rich browns of baked goods and seared meats can awaken a slumbering palate.
Caramel colors are among the oldest food colorings, used in the food industry to impart an appealing appearance to food products since the 1800s. Today, caramel colors account for approximately 80% of all color additives used in foods and beverages, appearing in products such as, spirits, sauces, baked goods, processed meats, and even pet foods.