HOFFMANN Food Flavouring Factory

We offer food colours of the highest quality from proven producers. They are available in two forms:

  • Liquid colours
  • Powder colours

According to the legal regulations in force, there is no distinction among natural, nature-identical and synthetic colours, so using such terms on labels or quality documents is not allowed.   Since in industry practice such a distinction is often used informally, we can inform you that the liquid colours we sell are mostly of natural origin, while the powders – of synthetic origin.

The general rule is that colours of natural origin are weaker and more sensitive to external factors such as temperature, light or pH, while those obtained chemically have greater colouring strength, are longer lasting and more resistant to external factors.

Liquid colours are offered in packages of 1 – 30 kg, while powder colours, due to the much greater colouring strength, are sold in packages of 1 kg or in small containers of 50 g.

The colours we provide meet the requirements of the currently applicable food law, in particular Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 of 9 March 2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (as amended).

The use of colours in food is in many cases limited. Detailed guidelines specifying the maximum dosage for selected food categories can be found in the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC) No 1333/2008 of December 16, 2008 on food additives (as amended). On the other hand, the labeling of foodstuffs containing colours should meet the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers […] (as amended).