Breakthrough with Nutrafinish Mineral-Free Coatings
Colorcon leads the evolution in coating products for dietary supplements by bringing to the market mineral-free Nutrafinish®, Label Friendly Coatings that satisfy consumer desires and meet manufacturer’s needs, without adversely affecting tablet appearance.
The latest addition to the Nutrafinish® label friendly product line is formulated without the use of TiO2, talc and calcium carbonate to deliver a high level of opacity to cover unsightly or dark tablet cores.
Publication of French study highlighting TiO2 safety issues.
EFSA Opinion states that E171 titanium dioxide (TiO2) did not pose a significant safety risk when used as a food additive. Majority of Member States backed the EFSA position with additional call for data issued.
Colorcon launched 1st generation Nutrafinish® TiO2 free coating for nutritional and dietary supplements based on calcium carbonate in response to industry concerns.Read more
Ban on use of E171 in foods comes into effect in France.
2nd generation Nutrafinish® TiO2 Free and Label Friendly coating systems (TiO2 and talc free) with superior opacity and whiteness launched. Improved formulations with a wide color palette.Read more
EFSA conclude E171 can no longer be considered as safe when used as a food additive.
EMA interacted with European pharma associations to conduct an impact assessment of the use of E171 in medicinal products and its possible replacement.
EMA Impact Assessment for use of E171 in pharmaceutical products was published. The UK Committee of Toxicology (COT) also published their view on the limitations in the EFSA opinion.
Legislation banning use of E171 in foods in Europe came into effect with a 6 month transition period.
3rd generation Nutrafinish® label friendly coating launched. Free from TiO2, calcium carbonate, talc and minerals.Read more
Health Canada's Food Directorate completed a “state of the science” report on TiO2, their position is that there is no conclusive scientific evidence that the food additive TiO2 is a concern for human health.