At Blue Pacific Flavors, we develop and design taste and flavors for your current or next innovative product by sourcing or customizing from more than 6,000 natural flavors and ingredients from our flavor portfolio including our Sun Ripened and FarmStand Flavors. Discover genuine, natural flavors, plant-based modifiers and whole food ingredients from Blue Pacific..
A Consumer-Led Revolution in Redefining Natural Flavors
With today’s consumers questioning “what is natural flavor?” it’s critical for beverage companies to find an authentic and new narrative that can provide consumer-friendly communications. Blue Pacific Flavors® pioneered clean-label, natural flavors through its proprietary, Sun-Ripened Flavors System (SRS) which does not use traditional flavor chemical solvents such as Propylene Glycol or Alcohol. Designed around the unique matrix of carbohydrates and acids found in sun-ripened fruit, Sun-Ripened Fruit Flavors and the company’s new “Farm Stand Whole Fruit Flavors” provide a simple “Farm to Flavor™” narrative to customers and consumers that meet the evolving concerns around food ingredients and transparency
In 2014, Blue Pacific Flavors saw the convergence of consumer interest and demand for transparency and non-GMO ingredients with confusion around the definition of natural food labeling. The company recognized this new global paradigm shift in consumer interest in authenticity and clean-label foods and beverages as an opportunity to further evolve its platform for natural fruit flavors.
In the U.S., there is only one definition of natural relevant to food – the definition of natural flavor in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations at 21 CFR 101.22(a)(3). There is no regulatory definition of natural food in the U.S. but FDA policy is that “natural food” is food to which “nothing artificial or synthetic has been included in or has been added to.”
The FDA has a much broader view of what can be labeled as natural flavor when compared to EU standards. Much of the U.S. flavor landscape utilizes natural flavor aroma chemicals via fermentation to create and characterize natural fruit flavors, while in the citrus industry citrus oils and by-products are used to create natural citrus flavors. The discrepancies in standards between U.S. and EU regulations leave multinational food and beverage companies at a disadvantage in formulating and marketing globally accepted naturally flavored products.
Meeting Global Customer and Consumer
Needs in Redefining Natural Flavor
Blue Pacific steps in to create a product range that meets global requirements for natural flavor designation and clearly differentiates from what has traditionally been available as natural flavors in the U.S.
Many U.S. natural flavors are derived from natural aroma compounds via fermentation. When added to make a finished flavor, they typically contain high levels of flavor solvents like propylene glycol or alcohol. Blue Pacific believes that by utilizing natural fruit extractives with natural organic solvents, it will provide a transparent understanding of what a natural flavor is, meeting the growing demand of consumers for food with clean labels.
Blue Pacific's new Farm Stand Natural Flavors challenge traditional U.S. natural flavors by creating true-to-fruit flavors from real, whole fruit extractives, organic solvents and natural aroma compounds. Our fresh fruit extractives contain unique compounds that can characterize the real fruit taste unlike diluted, non-characterizing juices or essences used in conjunction with natural aroma compounds and traditional chemical solvents. This provides an authentic and simple approach to building trust with consumers on what natural fruit flavors mean to them rather than how it is defined by FDA regulations.
Through strategic partnerships with fruit growers and processors, Blue Pacific has secured a unique fruit raw material supply chain, allowing us to create whole fruit extractives as one of our primary flavor ingredients.
Natural Farm Stand Whole Fruit FlavorsTM are created using Blue Pacific’s proprietary methods and experience in identifying whole fruit flavor compounds. When used in combination the company's organic flavor solvent platform, Sun-Ripened System (SRS) flavor delivery, they provide unique true-to-fruit impact and aroma. Farm Stand Natural Whole Fruit Flavors provide a multi-dimensional sensory experience and can make a wide range of products taste closer to authentic fresh fruit.
At Blue Pacific Flavors we believe in an Authentic to Nature® taste… from the nostalgic experience of biting into a sun-ripened, farmer’s market peach, to the taste of your first melting vanilla soft-serve ice cream on a hot summer’s day… we want our flavors to recreate your favorite taste memories.
How we can help you:
- Organic, Project Verified Non-GMO & Natural Flavors
- R&D Services for your newest innovation projects
- Creative solutions to your product development needs
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