Corbion Offers Non-PHO Solutions to Meet FDA Mandate

Drop-in replacements designed ahead of mandate to help customers make a smooth transition

As the food industry prepares to remove PHOs from the food supply, as just mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Corbion is on track to deliver, drop-in, non-PHO emulsifiers in 2015.

"The FDA decision is no surprise, and Corbion is well prepared, as the market would expect," says Jim Robertson, global product manager, emulsifiers, Corbion. "We have been pioneering emulsifier solutions for more than 60 years now. Knowing that this change was on the horizon, Corbion immediately began reformulating our emulsifiers using mixtures of non-PHO oils that maintain the functional attributes, including quality and product handling, in a variety of applications."

Robertson says Corbion has developed its non-PHO emulsifiers to be drop-in replacements for current emulsifiers to simplify and streamline the formulation transition for customers.

"Our portfolio of non-PHO emulsifiers will maintain color, flavor, texture and shelf-life," Robertson says. "And, since our products are drop-in replacements, we feel the FDA's three year timeframe for removing the GRAS status is appropriate and manageable." 


To learn more about non-PHO solutions, contact us through our product information request form.

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