EC regulations implemented last year that require natural flavouring substances to be identical to something found in nature will greatly impact the industry, according to a report assessing the new regulation.
Natural flavours supplier, Kerry Ingredients, has flagged up a six month dateline for the conclusion of an existing project aiming to optimise the stability of natural citrus flavours for use in beverages.
New industry research suggests that producers are shifting away from the traditional orange flavour and focusing more on mixed flavours that are less vulnerable to frozen concentrate orange juice (FCOJ) price hikes.
Synergy Flavors’ Chicago facility has received organic certification, which will allow it to increase provision of organic flavors, and respond to sustained demand for ‘clean label’ products, the company has said.
Virginia Dare has released a range of natural flavors for coconut water, which has been steadily gaining interest over the past couple of years, saying that they could boost its popularity still further.