Synergy Flavors Launches Line of Certified Organic Flavors

In response to increased customer demand for ingredients that yield appealing label declarations for health-conscious consumers, Synergy Flavors Inc., an international flavors and ingredients company, was recently granted organic certification for their second North American manufacturing facility. The addition extends their current line of certified organic liquid extracts made in New York to now include flavors made in their suburban Chicago facility.

Consumers of organic products benefit from eating foods with higher nutrient levels and by reducing the toxic burden on the body. A growing number of retail manufacturers are seeking flavors that will enable them to offer consumers a "cleaner label." At the same time manufacturers are also faced with the challenge of balancing this demand with the investment required. After the FDA's introduction of the National Organic Program (NOP) the "organic" claim has become expensive and cumbersome to obtain. Synergy's Certified Organic and Organic Compliant flavors offer manufacturers multiple claim options such as "100% Organic," "Organic" and "Made with Organic," in addition to the benefit of using the USDA Organic Seal.

Synergy's Certified Organic line of vanillas includes varied concentrations of Organic Java vanilla from Indonesia and Organic Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar in addition to Natural Vanilla Flavors. Organic Java boasts a smoky woody flavor while the Organic Bourbon ranges from beany to creamy. Their more popular Organic Compliant flavors include many traditional fruit flavors like apple, strawberry, orange, and peach; nutty flavors such as almond and hazelnut; and other favorites like marshmallow, coconut, and chai. Many natural flavors can be modified for use in "suitable for organic" products, and these are also offered through Synergy Europe.

Karen Gallagher, Marketing Manager at Synergy Flavors, commented: "New product launches with organic claims continue to increase and are up over 200% compared to 2005. Our expert flavorists and regulatory group are prepared to meet the challenges manufacturers are facing. Synergy will continue to add new, unique, and creative flavors to our Certified Organic and Organic Compliant collections."

Synergy is Carbery's flavor ingredients business. With extensive experience in many sectors of the food, beverage and nutritional products industries, Synergy provides integrated products and services for the creation of delicious tastes. To a global customer base, the company offers a wide range of sweet flavorings in addition to this organic range, including Vanlab branded vanilla flavorings as well as Saporesse branded savory ingredients. Synergy has production, R&D, and technical facilities in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Synergy offers local access to its expertise and provides a strong portfolio of customized and cost-effective flavors to all its markets.

For further information on Synergy's Organic Certified and Organic Compliant Collections, please contact Synergy USA's Marketing Manager, Karen Gallagher, at [email protected] or visit Synergy's website at Synergy will be at booth #6247 at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in July.

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