GNT welcomes NATCOL Code of Practice for Coloring Foods

September 27, 2021

GNT has hailed the Natural Food Colours Association (NATCOL)’s Code of Practice for Coloring Foods in Europe as an “important milestone” for the industry.

The ‘Code of Practice for the classification, manufacturing, use and labelling of Coloring Foods (EU)’ provides clear support on the use of coloring ingredients made from edible fruit, vegetables and plants.

It covers principles of classification, source materials, manufacturing, quality control and safety, including labeling and use requirements as well as distinctions between Coloring Foods and color additives. It is designed to ensure transparency and harmonization of practices across the industry as well as consistency of interpretation for all operators.

NATCOL represents the international interests of companies and associations providing Coloring Foods as well as natural food colors. As a key manufacturer of Coloring Foods and a NATCOL member, GNT has played an instrumental role in developing and supporting the Code.

Silke Fallah, GNT’s Global Regulatory Affairs Manager, said: “We are delighted that NATCOL has published this Code of Practice, which provides support for producers and users of Coloring Foods alike. This is not only significant for the European market but will also serve as best practice to support the further global regulatory development of Coloring Foods.”

Paul Collins, GNT’s Director of International Sales and Marketing, added: “GNT has unrivaled experience of Coloring Foods, having introduced the concept to the industry in 1978. We are proud to have worked alongside NATCOL to develop this Code of Practice. It represents an important milestone for the industry and we see it as a key step forward for GNT and our EXBERRY® Coloring Foods product range.”

For more information on the NATCOL Code of Practice, please click here.