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Deconstructing the colour-rush!

Deconstructing the colour-rush!

Use of non-permitted colours in food as well as cosmetic and personal care Since childhood, we’ve been guided to eat more colourful foods like vegetables, fruits, grains, etc. But, with the world moving fast, people have resorted to faster solutions, be it food or cosmetics. Gradually, the market has witnessed a rise in competition to […]

All that glitters is not gold. Here’s why

All that glitters is not gold. Here’s why

Admit it. Shimmers and pastels in vanity kits will probably never run out of steam. Excitingly enough, there are recurring sights of metallic lip gloss & pastel eyeshadowsstrutting on the rampand streets, and how they have become synonymous with fashion over the years!However, in the midst of all this glitz and glamour, have you ever […]

2020 – A Classic Move by Pantone

2020 – A Classic Move by Pantone

As humans, our association with colours is extraordinary. In our everyday lives they influence emotions, perceptions, choices, and perhaps a lot of decisions. Marketers mindfully leverage this point to instigate sentiments and trigger desired behaviors in their prospective customers. From packaging to interiors, the application and use of colours is far-ranging. For over 20 years, […]

Why use granules against powder dyes?

Why use granules against powder dyes?

There are many advantages of using granular food colours vs powder food dyes. Most dyestuffs when in powder form emit a lot of dust when being used. Non dusting property of granular colours results in improved working conditions for workers and keeps the plant environment and machinery clean. Granular color also helps to reduce powder […]

New Regulations of Sunset Yellow in India

New Regulations of Sunset Yellow in India

The new regulation laid-down by BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS brings more stringent parameters in the specification of Sunset Yellow with regard to safety for consumers in Indian market. This will lead to better quality products in-accordance with major international legislations in food. The following changes are to be made: Sudan 1 impurity (Subsidiary Dyes) – […]

What are US FDA certified Colors?

What are US FDA certified Colors?

USA is probably the only country in the world to set up a system of issuing lot to lot certification for synthetic food, drug and cosmetic dyes, pigments & lakes. Typically all synthetic dyes, lakes and pigments used in food, drug and cosmetic industry need the color additive to be batch to batch certified from […]

Sindoor may contain unsafe lead levels: Study

Sindoor may contain unsafe lead levels: Study

Sindoor, a powder widely used in Hindu religious ceremonies, may contain unsafe levels of lead which is associated with lower IQ and growth delays in children, a study of samples from India and the US has found Researchers from Rutgers University in the US reported that 83 per cent of the samples collected from the […]

What are Lakes ?

What are Lakes ?

Aluminium Lakes are produced by the adsorption of water soluble dye onto a hydrated aluminum substrate rendering the colour insoluble in water. The end product is coloured either by dispersion of the Lake into the product or by coating on to the surface of the product. In general lakes are more stable than the corresponding […]

FSMS: Food Safety Management System

FSMS: Food Safety Management System

All requirements of Food Safety Management System (FSMS) are applicable to all organizations directly or indirectly associated in the food chain. Those involved directly are Food Producer Harvester/Farmers Producer of Food Ingredients Food Manufacturers Retailers Food Service providers Catering Suppliers of Cleaning and Sanitation services Food Transporters, Storage and Distributors Those are involved indirectly are […]

EMS [ ISO 14001:2004] : ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

EMS [ ISO 14001:2004] : ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Today we will focus on EMS which is one of the important function of all organization to address their responsibilities towards society. To show commitment requires adoption of EMS. Adoption of EMS requires organization to address. Top Management Commitment to Protect Environment by Preventing Air pollution To ensure resource conservation such as water, electricity To […]

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