Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is authorised as the food additive E 171 and can be used as a white colour pigment in sweets and coatings, e.g. in dragees and chewing gum. The substance is also contained in cosmetic products such as toothpaste or as nanoparticles in sunscreen under the name CI 77891. The majority of titanium dioxide is used in technical applications,… Read more »
Foodwatch has launched a petition urging the food maker to cut titanium dioxide from its ingredients list. Although it is considered safe by European regulators, the contentious ingredient has been linked to negative health consequences, including damage to the intestinal flora and – in the form of very small nanoparticles – the development of cancer. E171 is a colouring used… Read more »
Numerous food processing units are extensively using these additives to attain environment-friendly processes, as these extracts are used as biocatalysts to increase the production rate. This leads to a considerable reduction in raw material wastage, resulting in shifting preference of the end-users. Several applications such as bakery, dairy, and confectionary are witnessing high adoption of protease, lactase, and carbohydrase owing… Read more »
Rotterdam-based start-up, 7th Circle BV, has launched their new range of natural, healthy additives called Fooditive. The launch heralds the introduction of the world’s first zero-chemical additives to the food and beverage market. The new Fooditives are derived from wholly food waste and include emulsifiers, sweeteners, thickening agents and preserving agents. “The products help companies in the food and beverage… Read more »
UK consumers look for snacks that contain natural ingredients and colours, according to new research, with many avoiding crisps or nuts with additive colours.
Acacia Gum, a natural, multipurpose additive, is meeting consumer’s expectations towards natural and sustainable food products.
Following Panera Bread and Chipotle’s example, Yum! Brands announced plans to eliminate artificial flavors and food coloring in its restaurants Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. Taco Bell reported they will be replacing artificial ingredients with natural alternatives at the end of the year and seek to eliminate all artificial additives and preservatives by late 2017. In the case of Pizza… Read more »
Cargill Animal Nutrition, through its Provimi business, introduced on Nov. 12 PROMOTE, a new global brand and line of feed additives.
An association representing European small and medium-sized businesses is calling on its members to consult on draft guidance for submitting applications to the EU for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings.
Natural, authentic, free from preservatives, additive free…so many terms refer to this notion of returning to less processed ingredients – which are more authentic and functional – and to a reduction, or even elimination, of widely used additives. Encouraged by media coverage, the suspicion surrounding additives is further increasing this phenomenon, which is already well under way.