Food Colour

The changing shape of the world’s synthetic food colour industry

The changing shape of the world’s synthetic food colour industry

During the last ten years the global structure of the synthetic food colour manufacturers has changed significantly. In the west, synthetic food dyestuff manufacturers have disappeared or been acquired.

In the UK, historically one of the originating countries for the manufacture of synthetic food colors, there is today not a single independent producer. Japanese producers are traditionally strong in their local market only.