With its new Organic ORO GLO®, a USDA certified-organic additive, Kemin Industries is helping organic egg producers intensify the color of egg yolks and add lutein content. Lutein, a carotenoid, protects eye health.
For years, the layer industry has relied on ORO GLO to improve lutein value, but most of all, add color to the egg yolk. Egg producers target higher levels of lutein which bolsters product value while also providing a consumer a health benefit.
“The ORO GLO pigmenting products developed by Kemin Industries have an extended stability and resistance to oxidation which ensures the layer producer and consumer receive the optimum benefits,” said Dr. Richard Snyder, Kemin egg pigmentation expert. “We are proud to now offer these benefits to organic producers.”
Kemin worked with suppliers to source certified organic marigold petals which makes the additive compliant with requirements of the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Organic ORO GLO, available in dry form, delivers consistent pigment color density.
In February 2013, Kemin earned the FSSC 22000:2010 certification which is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). GFSI is accepted by food manufacturers worldwide and the recognition indicates Kemin creates conditions and processes to ensure its products are safe, efficient and effective until they reach the end consumer.