The DDW Science and Innovation team have years of experience developing natural colors for food and beverage applications, and we’d be happy to recommend a product or help you develop the perfect solution for your product.
New applications resulting from advances in natural colors include a wide variety of dairy products — including yogurt, ice cream and novelties. Gelato is the “hot” frozen dessert trend for summer 2013 in the U.S., according to dairy analyst, Donna Berry.
In 2012, DDW launched a certified organic annatto powder which could be a good solution for many cheese and sauce applications that include dairy ingredients. The water soluble food coloring provides a yellow orange shade in dry mixes. Food manufacturers can label it “organic annatto extract” on U.S. ingredient statements. This new DDW natural color product is an extension to DDW’s certified organic annatto extracts available in liquid form – water soluble liquid or powder, oil soluble, and oil soluble suspension. Because our annatto extract is certified organic, it meets the needs of the consumers who are demanding organic and natural products.
DDW certified organic annatto extract is a great natural color solution for several varieties of dairy products, from cheddar cheese to ice cream. Color with confidence in knowing you can claim 100% certified organic on the label for your dairy application, thanks to DDW natural colors.
Traditionally, cream cheese and dairy spreads required the use of FD&C color additives. Even in brown hues, some combination of synthetics were required. We’re excited to announce that with DDW’s oil dispersible natural colour technology, naturally derived brown hues are now available for cream cheese or dairy spreads, along with other colours such as yellow, red, orange, or pink. More information on the use of DDW’s oil dispersible naturally derived colouring technology can be found here or in the following video:
DDW offers a variety of alternatives for synthetic (FD&C) color additives. You can use DDW’s naturally derived colors in your dairy applications.
“It’s almost never impossible to avoid certified colors in certain dairy foods,” DDW’s Jody Renner-Nantz said in a recent interview. “It is easier in the hue ranges of yellow to orange and pink to red. … For the most part, dairy products are refrigerated or frozen and protected from light, so the light stability of pigments is not an issue. In terms of heat, exempt colors can withstand high temperature short-time (HTST) pasteurization; however, most will not withstand ultra-high temperature (UHT) processing.”
Read an interview with DDW’s Jody Renner-Nantz about dairy-based beverages (reprinted from Food Product Design).
DDW was featured on IFT’s Trend Tour for Colour Innovation during the 2010 IFT Meeting and Food Expo. We were honored to have been featured. We were selected for the Trend Tour due to our recent innovation, a certified organic annatto extract, which is a great solution for many dairy applications.