New insights combine industry-leading technology and natural and organic insights to help retailers and brands meet consumer needs
March 20, 2019
In addition to enhancing IRI market measurement and shopper marketing solutions in the Liquid Data platform, this joint solution will also integrate SPINS’ wellness attributes into other IRI applications, such as digital audience activation, advanced analytics solutions and market structure studies.
Ingredion launches VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate
March 8, 2019
VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate can be used to formulate a broad range of protein-rich products in a variety of on-trend categories, including nutrition and sports bars; alternative meat and alternative dairy products; powdered and RTD beverages; and better-for-you baked goods and baking mixes.
Persea Naturals introduces AvoColor as all-natural, stable and versatile color across orange, red and yellow hues
March 4, 2019
Developed by Penn State Professor of Food Science, Greg Ziegler, Ph.D. and Associate Professor of Food Science Joshua Lambert, in 2016, AvoColor addresses the consumer desire for food colorants created from natural materials.
Diana Food introduces sustainably sourced, organic color solutions
February 27, 2019
The newly certified organic color spectrum includes a blue shade obtained from spirulina; a pink/reddish shade from red beet; as well as other appealing, naturally occurring hues such as yellow, orange, red and purple.
Chr. Hansen launches a plant-based, brilliant red that gives customers a natural alternative to carmine and synthetic colors
February 19, 2019
“For the first time, we’ve created a whole new variety of vegetable to create the natural color our customers are asking for,” says Jakob Dalmose Rasmussen, vice president, Commercial Development at Chr. Hansen Natural Colors.
Annatto color certified organic for IFF’s Frutarom division
February 7, 2019
Annatto seeds and extracts have been used for more than a century in Europe and North America to provide a yellow to reddish color to foods and beverages, thus becoming the second most economically important natural colorant worldwide.
Bart Silvestro will take on the role of chief operating officer and president
January 29, 2019
In his new position, Silvestro will leverage his extensive industry background and resources to manage key relationships with stakeholders, retailers and brand partners as the business grows and scales.
A variety of industry trends are responsible for an uptick in healthy snack options:
There is a growing preference amongst snackers for products that provide more healthful options than typical snacks.
"Free from" remains a top driving trend for healthy-ingredient snack sales, with allergen- and gluten-free claims the most popular.
Protein, bite-sized snacks, and innovative flavors are in high demand.
There has been an increase in the percentage of adults who believe they snack healthier, which has climbed to 30% in the last decade. Relatedly, younger Americans are more likely to believe they eat healthier than are older adults.
Finally, the term "natural" as a marketing tool may have to change if the US Food and Drug Administration adopts regulations concerning the term.
The February 2019 issue of Prepared Foods features our cover story on color solutions and how color makers are expanding their offerings. Other features include lipids, sugar reduction in food and beverage formulations, and much more.