With more and more consumers wanting naturally derived food dyes and these being harder to source this highlights a potential risk of adulteration with these dyes what often presents a danger to consumers due to the substitute ingredients used such as Sudan I.
A report I read recently from an insurance company indicated that the premium for contamination insurance could be as low as £10,250 for companies £100m turnover and £24,275 for companies with £250m turnover. Margins are tight across the food industry but this seems like reasonable cost insurance for the potential value if something does go wrong.
Supply chain risk management is receiving increased attention, the distraction of false alarms is not ideal.
I attended this great event last week at Runcorn. Chaired by Tony Hines from Leatherhead Food Research there was a great line up of speakers. Susan Mallin, Senior Technical Manager…
How many businesses have specification management software robust enough to quickly identify where across their entire operations naturally derived food dyes are being used.
Over time a vast amount of data from quality attributes will identify the suppliers providing the best quality raw materials
A simple change to the spec formats is all that is required.
It is also possible that variables such as ingredient lists and full nutrition tables will need to be locked down at an earlier stage, this will increase the pressures on already stretched new food product development processes (NPD)