Emulsifier approved for Indonesian flavour applications

By Kacey Culliney

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Related tags: Flavor, Nutrition

Compass Foods gets legal approval for sucrose ester emulsifier in Indonesia
Compass Foods gets legal approval for sucrose ester emulsifier in Indonesia
Singapore-based ingredients technology company, Compass Foods, has announced the legal approval of its emulsifier for use in flavour applications in the Indonesian market.

Its Habo Monoester P90 sucrose monoester emulsifier is a tasteless and odourless white powder made from raw materials including vegetable-based fatty acids and non-GMO natural sugars.

The product is also Halal and Kosher certified; an important factor for the Indonesian market, according to the company.

Steve Boushell, VP of sales and marketing at Compass Foods, told FoodNavigator-Asia: “Specifically in Indonesia where the Muslim religion doesn’t allow consumption of alcohol, this alcohol-free technology provides a valuable and cost effective technical alternative to deliver flavours.”

Bob Comstrock, MD for Compass Foods, said: “This recent approval is particularly important in this market due to religious restrictions regarding the use of alcohol, which is the most common solvent for producing washed flavours for clear beverages. This new technology enables the development of Halal flavours with superior profiles and cost savings as well.”

Flavour applications

The emulsifier can be combined with Compass Foods’ patented process SoluClear; a process enabling oil soluble flavours to be incorporated into transparent beverages.

The emulsifier will initially be directed towards colour and flavour companies developing ingredients for the beverage and confectionary market.

Boushell said that the company may eventually look to the nutraceutical market as the emulsifier allows oil soluble additives like CoQ10 and Vitamin E to be added to beverages while maintaining transparency and stability.

Legal approval

Local regulatory agencies involved in governing the safety of products in Indonesia finalised the legal approval of the emulsifier, marking the company’s first business venture into Indonesia.

The emulsifier is yet to receive European or Indian approval, with European approval anticipated in 2012 but approval in India unknown.

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