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Artificial Food Coloring and ADHD

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a chronic disease that usually begins in childhood. ADHD can cause hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Common symptoms include difficulty paying attention, difficulty controlling impulsive behaviors, restlessness, and excessive talking. Although all children have behavior problems from time to time, children with ADHD experience severe behavior problems more frequently than those […]

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ADM presents an alternative to titanium dioxide for intense white coloring, improving stability and texture

March 24, 2022 — ADM has unveiled its new range of exclusive PearlEdge white color solutions, filling a “vital white space” in the market as global manufacturers move towards phasing out titanium dioxide (E171) formulations. The solutions are derived from natural sources, including native corn starch, and provide bright, stable, uniform white […]

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Gavan’s exclusive technology optimizes the blue coloring of spirulina for hot and cold beverages

AKO, Israel, February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — FoodTech start-up Gavan, Ltd. beats the blues of blue dyes by creating a wide range of natural blue dyes for hot and cold drinks via proprietary technology. Gavan has developed an innovative method for extracting pure, all-natural blue that offers high performance and high stability. Gavan’s proprietary technology […]

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Gavan’s exclusive technology optimizes the blue coloration of spirulina for hot and cold beverages

AKO, Israel, February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — FoodTech start-up Gavan, Ltd. beats the blues of blue dyes by creating a wide range of natural blue dyes for hot and cold drinks via proprietary technology. Gavan has developed an innovative method for extracting pure, all-natural blue that offers high performance and high stability. Gavan’s proprietary technology […]

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EU adopts ban on additives used for food colors

The European Commission has adopted a ban on food additives titanium dioxide which will come into effect this summer because it is “no longer considered safe when used as a food additive”. Titanium dioxide is widely used to color food and its use is allowed in 48 different food categories to make products more visually […]

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Do sprinkles, food coloring and icing really expire?

Photo: New Africa (Shutterstock) I cleaned out my pantry over the weekend and it led to a lot of existential questions, mostly about nuggets. In addition to my normal reserve, which I have since numerous holiday cookie decorating seasons, my sister gave me an assortment of pastel eggs, lime sugar and other decoration candy no […]

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EXBERRY Coloring Foods Supplier GNT Reveals Research on the Power of Color

The growth of personalization and personalization trends is fueling the demand for products that appeal to shoppers on a deeper level. GNT developed “The Power of Color” to help brands create color solutions to connect with their target consumers. Research combines consumer psychology and semiotics to provide unique insights into how color drives meaning across […]

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Argentinian start-up creates food coloring from mushrooms

Microme, The Argentinian company synbio is currently working on the production of natural food colorings based on mushrooms, a market dominated by synthetics and animal products. The startup has developed a heat-stable vibrant red color made from fungi using synthetic biology and fermentation technology. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Ricky Cassini, said in an interview […]

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Some female hummingbirds display male coloration to avoid harassment

Hummingbirds with the brightly colored feathers typical of males are less often harassed by other birds than those with dull female-colored feathers. Male coloration in a hummingbird species gives a social advantage to females displaying this color pattern. This study is the first to show these behaviors in action with live hummingbirds. Female hummingbirds sometimes […]

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Europe officially bans common white food coloring E171

Following recent recommendations from an expert panel, member states of the European Union have officially banned the food coloring E171 from all foods, starting in 2022. Also known as titanium dioxide, the chemical is commonly used as a white coloring in processed foods. In May, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said concerns about the […]

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GNT welcomes NATCOL code of practice for food coloring

September 29, 2021 — GNT has hailed the Natural Food Colors Association (NATCOL) Code of Practice for Food Coloring in Europe as a “milestone” for the industry. The Code of Practice for the Classification, Manufacture, Use and Labeling of Coloring Foods in the EU provides clear support for coloring ingredients made from fruits, vegetables and […]

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Is food coloring made of insects? Chemists debunk a common fear

Imagine this: It’s 2012 and you’ve just paused “Gangnam Style” on your iPod to order your favorite Starbucks drink – strawberries and cream frappuccino. But as you begin to sip the rosy, frosty delight, you spot a news report big title over another customer’s shoulder – “Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos dyed with crushed cochineal.” These insects […]

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European Food Safety Panel Reclassifies Common Food Dyes as Unsafe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reclassified food coloring E171 (titanium dioxide) after a panel of experts concluded it “can no longer be considered safe as a food additive” . The announcement comes after years of research suggesting the additive could be dangerous. In 2016, EFSA reassessed the safety of E171 and controversially concluded […]

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Artificial food coloring triggers hyperactivity in some children, California report says

A rainbow assortment of colors… and sensibility The FDA has approved nine colors for use in processed foods and other products like sunscreen, cough syrup and pills. Synthetic additives are made from petroleum and are contained in at least 90% of candies, fruit-flavored snacks and drink mixes marketed to children, and 40% of all children’s […]

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The New Blue Has Just Been Discontinued: Chemists Are Developing a New Natural Blue for Food Coloring

Blue pigments are surprisingly difficult to obtain, not least because the color is exceptionally rare in nature. But now chemists have discovered a cyan blue color that could be used as an alternative to synthetic blue food coloring. The finding by University of California, Davis and food makers Mars Wrigley was published this week in […]