IFC Solutions

Natural & Organic Colors

FDA-Approved Natural and Organic Colors in Any Shade, Format, Quantity or Colorant You Need for Your Food, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical, Personal Care, or Pet Food Products

Experts in custom color blending, IFC Solutions specializes in working with you to create cost effective, FDA-approved “Natural”, Certified Organic and Organic Compliant colors to meet your specific production requirements.

As demand for healthy products grows, and the legal landscape continues to shift, our expertise provides you with valuable guidance on regulatory updates, labeling requirements and product development. We also have one of the largest libraries of Natural and Organic colors, offering custom blending services to produce an even greater range of colors.

No matter your shade, format, quantity or colorant needs, you can rely on our extensive color library and Natural and Organic ingredient blending expertise to get the Natural or Organic colors you need.

For Use in Water-Based Systems

Product E # Shade pH of Finished Product Light Stability Heat Stability Minimum Shelf Life Organic Status
Beet Juice E162 Pink / Red 2.5 – 9.0 Good Poor 18 months Organic Available
Black / Purple Carrot Extract E163 Dark Red ≤ 3.5 Good Good 24 months Organic Compliant Available
Elderberry E163 Dark Red ≤ 4.5 Good Fair 36 months Organic Compliant Available
Purple Sweet Potato E163 Pink / Red ≤ 3.5 Good Good 12 months Organic Compliant Available
Red Cabbage E163 Red ≤ 3.5 Good Good 24 months Organic Compliant Available
Red Radish Extract 163 Red ≤ 5.5 Good Good 24 months Organic Compliant Available
Carmine (red, water soluble) E120 Red 2.5 – 9.0 Very Good Excellent 24 months
Turmeric (Curcumin) E100 Yellow 2.5 – 9.0 Poor Good 24 months Organic Available
Riboflavin E101 Yellow 3.0 – 7.0 Good Good 36 months
Annatto Extract* E160b Orange / Yellow 5.5 – 9.0 Good Good 6 months Organic Available
Beta Carotene* E160a Orange / Yellow 2.5 – 9.0 Good Good 24 months
Paprika E160c Orange 2.5 – 9.0 Good Good 12 months
Caramel (Class I, Class III, Class IV, Low 4 MEI)* E150a,c,d Brown – Dark Brown 2.5 – 9.0 Good Good 24 months Organic Available
Blue Shade Fruit Juice Color N/A Blue 3.5 – 8.0 Good Good 12 months
Blue Shade Vegetable Juice Color E163 Blue 6.0 – 8.0 Good Good 6 months Organic Compliant Available
Spirulina Extract N/A Blue 3.5 – 8.0 Fair Good 36 months
Carmine (purple, water soluble)* E120 Purple / Burgundy 3.0 – 8.0 Very Good Excellent 24 months
Grape Juice Color E163 Purple / Burgundy 2.5 – 4.0 Good Good 36 months Organic Compliant Available
Hibiscus Fruit Extract E163 Burgundy ≤ 4.5 Good Good 12 months
Calcium Carbonate E170 White ≥ 6.5 Good Good 60 months Organic Compliant Available
Titanium Dioxide* E171 White 2.0 – 9.0 Excellent Excellent 36 months

For Use in Oil-Based Systems

Product E # Shade pH of Finished Product Light Stability Heat Stability Minimum Shelf Life Organic Status
Natural Red Shade Pigment E162 Pink / Red 2.5 – 9.0 Fair Poor 6 months Organic Compliant Available
Carmine Lake (red, yellow red & bright red) E120 Red 2.5 – 9.0 Very Good Excellent 24 months
Turmeric (Curcumin) E100 Yellow 2.5 – 9.0 Poor Good 24 months Organic Available
Paprika E160c Orange / Red 2.5 – 9.0 Good Good 12 months Organic Compliant Available
Annatto Extract* E160b Yellow / Orange 5.5 – 9.0 Good Good 6 months Organic Available
Beta Carotene* E160a Yellow / Orange 2.5 – 9.0 Good Good 24 months
Spirulina Extract N/A Blue 3.5 – 8.0 Fair Fair 6 months
Carmine Lake (purple)* E120 Purple 3.0 – 8.0 Very Good Excellent 24 months
Calcium Carbonate E170 White ≥ 6.5 Good Good 60 months Organic Compliant Available
Titanium Dioxide* E171 White 2.0 – 9.0 Excellent Excellent 36 months
  • The above products that have an “*” indicate that they are FDA Approved for use in Cosmetic Products
  • The above products are approved as Food Colorants in the United States
  • Colorants derived from ‘Natural’ sources are subject to lot-to-lot variations and may be impacted by heat, light and pH. It is recommended that you evaluate these colors in your final product for suitability & stability
  • IFC Natural and Organic Colors are available in Powder, Powder Blends, Liquid, Dispersible & Paste formats and can also be customized to your specifications

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