GNT opens affiliate in the Middle East
GNT Group, a global provider of colouring foods, has opened a new affiliate office in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region, strategically located in Dubai.
Food and beverage manufacturers located in the GCC region (which includes Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain) need to prepare for upcoming major regulatory changes.
The Gulf Cooperation Council recently published a new legislation GSO 2500/2015 relating to the use of food additives, in order to better comply to international standards. According to the regulation, it will be mandatory for food and beverages containing the colours Allura Red AC (INS 129), Sunset Yellow (INS 110), Azorubine (INS 122) and Tartrazine (INS 102) to have the warning statement ‘This material may be having a negative effect on activity and concentration of children’.
With a local Middle East office in Dubai, GNT can now support manufacturers in the region with regard to the upcoming legislation and assist in switching from colourants to colouring foods. The application experts give advice and support throughout the entire product development process and provide a tailor-made solution that delivers the desired hue and colour intensity for the application in question.