Clean Label

Moving Towards Eliminating TiO2

Consumers are increasingly concerned about potential health issues involving titanium dioxide (TiO2) which is widely used as both an additive to prevent UV light from penetrating food and as a color enhancer to make foods appear whiter.  It is consumed by millions of people every day across a range of popular products, including sweets, candies, gum, and baked goods.  

Innophos is moving towards solving this industry challenge with VersaCal® MP Tricalcium Phosphate, a new multifunctional solution which provides the whiteness and brightness properties of TiO2 while also fortifying with calcium.  At this time, Innophos is in the process of pursuing a petition with the FDA to permit the use of tricalcium phosphate as a color additive in the United States (US) and European Union (EU).

 

Songwei Wu presents "Solutions to Replace Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)"

Innophos Scientist, Songwei Wu, talks at IFT about the development of a calcium phosphate based product, VersaCal®. Wu explains how Innophos is moving towards creating a titanium-free calcium phosphate solution that can be used as a replacement that maintains performance for manufacturers while providing a cleaner label for consumers.

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Our Value Proposition

For Manufacturers

  • Provides multifunctional benefits including calcium fortification
  • Reduces spoilage in UV sensitive products
  • Improves flowability and handling

For Consumers

  • Ensures brighter, more appealing products*
  • Fortifies with calcium
  • Extends shelf life

*At this time, Innophos is in the process of pursuing a petition with the FDA to permit the use of tricalcium phosphate as a color additive in the United States (US) and European Union (EU).