COLOURING – WITHOUT E-NUMBERS!
Our products from Colourfood Professional are colouring foods made of 100% fruits, vegetables and edible plants, which are per definition no food colourants, hence they are not classified as an additive. Our colouring foods are defined as food ingredients with colouring characteristics and therefore do not have to be declared as a E-number.
In order to cohesively explain, why our products can be used without the declaration of an E-number, we want to have a look at the different colourants on the market and their differences, when it comes to declaration.
What is the difference between the different food colours?
There are several different types of food colourants on the market. The differentiating characteristic is mostly the production process. There are food colourants, that have a natural origin. Yet, there are also colourants that are based on synthetical copies of colouring substances that can be found in nature or colourants that are solely made of synthetical compounds.
We distinguish between 3 types of food colours*:
• Artificial colourants (additive, with E-number)
• Natural colourants (additive, with E-number)
• Colouring foods (no additive, without E-number)
*Note: This classification is not defined by law but is mostly used in the food industry.