Citrus fiber to be incorporated as food additive as demand for clean label rises

WORLD – Extensive scientific research and studies have elevated the position of citrus fiber as a healthy food additive that can improve the product quality and texture.  Citrus fiber is a natural and clean label ingredient providing high water holding and natural emulsification properties that benefit a variety of foods and beverages. To appeal to the world’s rising health-conscious consumer base, food manufacturers are proactively working on adding citrus fiber ingredients in the production of fat-free edibles. The fiber can be obtained from citrus fruits such as orange, grapefruit, lemon…

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European Food Safety Authority flags titanium dioxide as “non-safe” whitening food additive

EUROPE – The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) has, in its latest safety assessment, flagged titanium dioxide (E171) as a “non-safe” whitening food additive. Titanium dioxide is commonly used as a pigment to bring a bright and smooth white appearance to pastries or confectionery or to opacify yogurt or ice cream. The compound is also used in candy, chewing gum, cake icing and white sauces. Its whitening power and the chemical inertness has made it an almost unchallenged whitening pigment in F&B for many years. EFSA finds E171 unsafe Questions…

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