US flavor and color manufacturer Gold Coast unveils certified organic flavors for EU market ahead of new regulations

EUROPE — Gold Coast Ingredients, a US-based flavor and color manufacturer, has unveiled its latest certified organic flavors a year ahead of the implementation of new EU-Regulation. The new legislations are in response to an ever-growing demand for organic food products on a global scale and a matching need to regulate organic products. Following the legislation, only natural x flavorings (95/5) or flavoring preparations are allowed to be incorporated in organic food. Gold Coast Ingredients says in an effort to align with the new regulations, its Research and Development team…

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Kerry expands its organic-certified extracts and flavorings range, in compliance with new EU regulations

IRELAND – Kerry has unveiled its expanded range of organic-certified extracts and flavorings that are in compliance with the upcoming European Union (EU) regulations for organic flavor labeling with the launch of SimplyNature Organic. The company said the new range complements the rest of its flavorings regarded as suitable for organic, such as Simply​Nature Natural X Flavourings, Simply​Nature Extracts, and TasteSense Natural Flavourings with Modifying Properties Suitable for Organic, to deliver a range of options to food and beverage product developers. The Simply​Nature Organic range, in compliance with the new…

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Seychelles to standardize, certify organic food products in bid to protect consumers

SEYCHELLES – The government of Seychelles through the National Biosecurity Agency is seeking to introduce standards and legislation to govern marketing of organic products. According to reports by Seychelles News Agency, the organic products will need to be certified under new legislation being worked on by the National Biosecurity Agency. The move follows rising concerns that some products are termed to be organic and they are not, so as to fetch higher prices compared to regular products. “Farmers declare their farms to be organic without going through any system. So…

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Organic superfoods maker Z Natural Foods launches new plant-based shake

USA – Z Natural Foods, an organic & all-natural superfoods maker, has announced the launch of a new plant-based, organic meal replacement shake, Optimum 30 Complete Nutrition Blend. Made with cacao for a dark chocolate flavour, the company’s latest offering is said to be ‘loaded’ with antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and healthy phytochemicals. The meal replacement product reportedly features 30 organic ‘superfoods’, including plant-based proteins, ‘superfruit’ berries and healthy fats such as coconut milk. Optimum 30 also contains ashwagandha, turmeric and ginger root, shiitake, lion’s mane and cordyceps mushrooms,…

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Z Natural Foods launches new line of functional superfood beverages

USA – Specialty food products company, Z Natural Foods has further expanded its line of functional superfood beverages with the launch of Organic Golden Milk providing consumers with a “nutritious, frothy, dairy-free beverage.” Organic Golden Milk is a popular traditional drink around the world. An ancient Indian drink, Golden Milk is also known as Turmeric Milk.  Z Natural Foods says that the new product is quick and easy to prepare and maintains a lightly sweet and creamy character while at the same time providing healthy benefits largely because of the…

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Nestlé invests in organic baby snacks production in Portugal

EUROPE – Nestlé Portugal will be investing up to €40 million (US$44.15 million) in two organic baby snacks production facilities in Portugal to expand its product range. The company will be investing €11 million (US$12.14 million) in a new production line in Avanca facility, south of Porto and an additional investment in expanding the production capacity of its factory in Porto. Scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2020, the line will produce a new product range NaturNes Bio NutriPuffs, which will be exported to 35, reports ESM. The…

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