WE are used to the concept of adopting colour trends in fashion, beauty and home décor. But how much influence does colour have on the production of new food and drink? ‘Millennial pink’: you’ve...

People sometimes “see” flavours in foods and beverages before actually tasting them, according to a scientist speaking at a meeting of the American Chemical Society on 11 April 2013. The eyes sometimes...

Global sales of natural colours overtook sales of artificial or synthetic colours for the first time in 2011, according to new research from global market researcher Mintel and global food researcher Leatherhead...

The European Food Safety Authority’s scientific panel on additives, the ANS Panel, has lowered the Acceptable Daily Intakes for the artificial food colours Quinoline Yellow (E104), Sunset Yellow...

An investigation by a leading consumer group into supermarket cakes has discovered some contain more than 20 additives, including those used to prolong shelf life or cover up cheaper ingredients. Of the...

The Food Standards Agency has moved to promote brands that have rid their products of certain artificial ingredients in the wake of an agreement of Ministers to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommending...

Australian children are consuming low levels of food colours, according to a survey of added colours in foods released today by Food Standards Australia New Zealand. FSANZ’s Chief Scientist, Dr Paul...