NATCOL would like to react to the EU rapid alert and the current media coverage of several incidents related to the misuse of imported dyes in Europe illegally used in food and beverages.

The natural colour industry regards the safety of products supply as the utmost important element for its customers and consumers.

It takes each incident very seriously which is why it applies the highest level of control to its products and supply chain.

Our members apply the highest safety standards for the production of our natural colours and colouring foodstuffs.

To ensure the continuous and thorough food safety and quality of our products on a daily basis, we work in close collaboration with national and international regulatory Authorities.

In addition, the industry uses internationally recognised safety certification bodies such as ISO management standards and food safety management schemes such as the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).