Louisville, Ky.-based D.D. Williamson has launched its first certified-organic annatto extracts for coloring. The new annatto extracts, which range in hue from yellow to orange, are available in water-soluble and oil-soluble versions, the latter of which can be applied to confectionery coatings.
“Customers of our ‘organic compliant’ annatto products asked us to develop a range of ‘certified organic’ annatto so they could offer 100% certified organic food products,” says Campbell Barnum, global vice president, marketing. “DDW’s Science and Innovation Team responded with sourcing and extracting certified organic colorings to cover a broad range of organic food applications.”
D.D. Williamson’s processing facility in Port Washington, Wis. was certified by Quality Assurance International, an agent for the USDA’s National Organic Program.
D.D. Williamson develops first certified-organic annatto extracts
May 6, 2009