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Fi Europe’s Excellence Awards nominates D.D. Williamson

Fi Europe’s Excellence Awards nominates D.D. Williamson
The natural coloring supplier's Acid-Proof, Class One Caramel Color (DDW 520) was named a finalist in the beverage innovation of the year category.

Fi Europe’s 25th Anniversary Excellence Awards judges panel has named D.D. Williamson (UK) Ltd. as Finalist in the Beverage Innovation of the Year category. The innovative ingredient is Acid-Proof, Class One Caramel Colour (DDW 520).

Conventional Class One caramel colour is stable down to pH 3.5. DDW 520, stable below pH 2.5, is a breakthrough in soft drink concentrates. Manufacturers can label it “Colour Plain Caramel” in Europe. As a darker Class One, it requires less dosage. The innovation may transform store-brand cola formulations. Customers on three different continents have also used DDW 520 in flavours, cherry drinks, iced teas, distilled spirits, sauces and cakes.

The Fi Excellence Awards ceremony will take place on November 29th in Paris, site of the biennial Fi and Ni Europe exposition and conference. For more details visit

Visit  for a preview DDW’s stand 3B47.

Colour with Confidence -- D.D. Williamson's wide array of natural colouring, along with its sought after caramel colour, helps sell 1.5 billion servings of foods and beverages every day.  D.D. Williamson improves the allure of foods and beverages through visual appeal. A trusted and recognised provider of colour solutions for the food and beverage industry, the company operates nine manufacturing sites on five continents. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter @ddwcolor.

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