Press Release Library

Browse and read Sensient’s latest news announcements, organized by business group, beginning with the most recent news.

Mar 06, 2017 Fortune

Jul 15, 2016

New SupraRed™ Vegetable Juice Enables Bold Red Shades

Sensient® Colors, a division of Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT), today announced a major advancement in natural color performance. For many years, food manufacturers have been frustrated by the absence of a truly heat stable natural red color for neutral pH baking and dry grocery products. Sensient’s new SupraRed™, using a novel natural color technology, will enable brands to deliver on growing consumer demand for natural colors from botanical sources that do not sacrifice on color brightness. “Closing the gap between synthetic FD&C colors and those from natural sources is a key strategic priority at Sensient. We are committed to providing food and beverage manufacturers with solutions that allow them to complete their conversions to natural colors without having to compromise” stated Michael Geraghty, President of Sensient Colors LLC. Baked goods and many dry grocery food products are typically in the 5-7 pH range while the heat step in the production process can further raise this level. The increase causes red anthocyanin color source to shift to a purple shade. Beet would be ideal, but is prone to browning during heat processing. SupraRed™ vegetable juice provides previously unachievable heat stability. “This technical breakthrough in natural color technology means food manufacturers can provide consumers with the bold red velvet baked goods and bright red cereals that they have come to expect. Additionally, because SupraRed™ typically requires a lower usage rate, it can reduce cost-in-use and provides other unique advantages” explained David Gebhardt, Technical Director of Sensient Food Colors. The novel technology SupraRed™ employs is free from any chemical solvents and uses only vegetable juice for simple ingredient labeling. Ideal applications include baked goods such as cookies, crackers, and cakes, as well as ready-to-eat cereals, tortilla chips and other dry grocery products. Additionally, SupraRed™ offers significant advantages for dairy applications such as UHT packaged beverages and confections like licorice. About Sensient Colors LLC Sensient Colors brings life to products, adding color and visual enjoyment to food and beverage applications worldwide. Offering unparalleled color innovation and proprietary technologies, Sensient Food Colors applies industry defining color expertise, enhancing brand value through premium sensory appeal and performance. Sensient Colors, LLC is located in St. Louis, Missouri. About Sensient Technologies Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company’s customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world’s best-known brands. Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mar 14, 2016


TURLOCK, California — In an effort to further strengthen its commitment to cultivate natural, wholesome products and solutions, Sensient Natural Ingredients has earned Non-GMO Project Verification for its California-grown garlic, onion and parsley.

Mar 08, 2016

Sensient Technologies corporation opens Singapore innovation centre for flavors, fragrances, colors

Sensient Technologies Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of flavors, colors and fragrances, celebrated the grand opening of its technical development and application centre in Biopolis One, Singapore. The new facility will allow local Sensient units and customers to develop product solutions from locally developed initiatives based on Sensient’s global product portfolio.

Feb 15, 2016


HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois — Simplifying ingredient lists. That’s the premise of Sensient Flavors’/Sensient Natural Ingredients’ exhibit (booth #765) at this year’s Engredea, scheduled for March 11-13 in Anaheim, California.

Jan 18, 2016

Sensient flavors predicts eight food & beverage flavor trends for 2016

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois — Using a combination of in-depth, formal and grassroots market research initiatives, Sensient Flavors’ industry experts have identified eight up-and-coming flavor trends for 2016.

Dec 29, 2015

Sensient Achieves Certification of BRC Global Standard for Food Safety

With the renewal of this level A certification Sensient Fragrances S.A. demonstrate once again the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria, and ensures that as a manufacturer they fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

Dec 21, 2015

Inspirational concepts and sophisticated taste-boosting systems at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015 in DU

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Aiming to inspire manufacturers in their efforts to deliver on-trend products in line with consumer expectations, Sensient Flavors presents a vast range of Halal and Kosher flavor solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing. The products on show offer multi-sensorial experiences and meet the growing demand for authentic and natural ingredients. Sensient’s innovative flavors are suitable for beverages, dairy, confectionery, bakery and savory applications.

Aug 12, 2015

Sensient flavors on track to remove PHOs from all products before FDA target compliance date

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois —Sensient Flavors LLC, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of flavors, has made significant progress in its efforts to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from its entire line of products.

Jun 04, 2015

Sensient Technologies to expand manufacturing facility in Amboy, Illinois

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — Construction for the expansion of Sensient Technologies Corporation’s manufacturing facility in Amboy, Illinois, is set to begin and company officials made it official with a ground-breaking ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015.

Mar 12, 2015

Sensient Natural Ingredients Announces Gluten-Free Certification

Sensient Natural Ingredients, a global producer of wholesome, agriculture-based ingredients and solutions, has announced that its entire line of ingredients recently achieved gluten-free certification by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.

Feb 23, 2015

Drinks Concept for Emotional Wellbeing

BREMEN, GERMANY — February, 2015 — Sensient Flavors has developed new beverage concepts that respond to the rising demand for products that influence and balance our emotional state in a gentle, natural way. Health and wellness benefits are no longer simply a matter of physical nourishment; the emotional influence of foods and drinks is also an important consideration. With that in mind, these new products support manufacturers as they strive to create successful “emotion drinks”.

Jan 27, 2015

Sensient Flavors Predicts Eight Food & Beverage Flavor Trends for 2015

Using formal and grassroots market research tactics, Sensient Flavors’ industry experts have identified four primary consumer interests — hybrid flavors, regional inspiration, creative sourcing and savory updates — that inform eight up-and-coming flavor trends for 2015.

Nov 23, 2014

Sensient Flavors Introduces Authentic Flavors of Autumn-Harvested Fruits

BREMEN, GERMANY — November, 2014 — Autumn is a time when a great variety of fruits are at their best – Sensient’s Seasonal Selection captures the authentic taste profiles of many popular Autumn-harvested fruits. The new range is ideal for creating seasonal and limited editions that target consumers during the colder months. Thanks to their deliciously comforting appeal, the flavors will also provide authentic fruit pleasures throughout the year.

Sep 04, 2014

Sensient Flavors Unveil Breakthrough in Natural Masking Technology

The solution to masking bitterness, astringency and other off-notes is not usually found in a single molecule or ingredient, but in an entire toolbox of ingredients that work together to mask off-notes and enhance flavor. Sensient Flavors has unveiled this solution in its proprietary, all-natural Smoothenol 2G line of ingredients.

Jun 30, 2014 Hispanic Flavors: Sensient Beverage Flavors

Sensient Flavor Launches Hispanic-Inspired Beverage Flavors

The U.S. Hispanic population is expected to reach 61.1 million by 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Rich in diversity, this group has growing potential to influence and inspire flavor trends in the U.S.

May 23, 2014

New Melon Flavors Capture the Taste of Summer

Sensient Flavors Europe has introduced a new range of natural melon flavors. The line includes five flavors in the most popular varieties of melon: Cantaloupe, Galia, Honeydew, Piel de Sapo and Watermelon. Using Sensient Natural Origins® extracts as a building block, the new flavors offer sophisticated and authentic sensory profiles and can be declared as natural flavourings. The new range is designed for the drinks market, and is suitable for use in alcoholic and non-alcoholic, carbonated and still beverages.

May 20, 2014 Chili Blends: Sensient Natural Ingredients

Sensient Natural Ingredients Launches New Chili Blends

Sensient Natural Ingredients, a global producer of wholesome, agriculture-based ingredients and solutions, has launched a new Chili Blends collection which includes seven authentic dry chili blends inspired by the flavors of Latin America, India, Morocco, Thailand and the United States.

Mar 31, 2014 Peach Flavors: Sensient Beverage Flavors

Sensient Flavors Launches 6 New Peach Varietals

Long considered a hallmark of the South, food and beverage items containing peach flavors are seeing 20 percent growth on menus around the United States. Peach season peaks in August and September, but Sensient can help you create products that consumers will reach for all year long.

Jan 23, 2014

Natural Flavors From the “King and Queen” of Mangoes

Having analyzed the unique sensory attributes of the three most prized varieties of Indian mango – Alphonso, Kesar and Badami – Sensient Flavors has produced a range of natural mango flavorings. The base for these flavors is Sensient’s natural extracts, which are derived using proprietary technology. By applying classic flavor creation expertise, the company has recreated the authentic characteristics of the three different mango varieties. Sensient’s novel product line has been developed for use in beverages.

Dec 17, 2013 Sensient Trends for 2014: Sensient Flavors

Sensient Flavors Predicts 12 Food & Beverage Flavor Trends for 2014

Using formal research and grassroots market excursions to track, identify and predict consumer mega- and micro-trends, Sensient Flavors’ industry experts have identified 12 up-and-coming flavor trends for 2014.

Nov 23, 2013

Sensient Flavors Adds Value to Flavored Tea

By applying spray dried flavors to tea leaves and coating them using proprietary technology, Sensient Flavors has developed a highly sophisticated way of flavoring teas. Double-coating protects the flavor, maintains the sensory profile over a very long period of time and extends shelf life. The flavored and coated tea leaves can be customized in particle size and are highly dispersible during the production and blending processes. When used with tea bags, this way of delivering flavor scores particularly well because it is easy to fill and dust-free, reducing the need for cleaning in production areas.

Nov 12, 2013

Sensient Flavors Introduces Portfolio of Natural and True-to-Type Varietal Apple Flavors

Sensient Flavors LLC, one of the world’s leading flavor companies, has introduced a new line of natural and true-to-type varietal apple flavors. These flavors allow manufacturers to create products with multiple apple profiles suitable for a variety of applications.

Jul 31, 2013

Sensient announces partnership with biothera

Sensient Bio Pharma & Savory Flavors has announced a global agreement with Biothera to market and sell immune health products into the Animal Nutrition markets using patented and scientifically-proven technologies developed by Biothera, a U.S. biotechnology company.

Jul 31, 2013

Sensient Flavors Introduces Portfolio of Natural and True-to-Type Varietal Cherry Flavors

Sensient Flavors LLC, one of the world’s leading flavor companies, has introduced a new line of natural and true-to-type varietal cherry flavors. These flavors allow manufacturers to create products with multiple cherry profiles suitable for a variety of food and beverage applications.

Jul 25, 2013

Sensient launches well-being sensimune™ line

Sensient Bio Pharma & Savory Flavors announced today its launch of Sensimune™, a line of well-being products for the animal nutrition markets. The products utilize proprietary yeast beta glucan technology obtained in a recent agreement with Biothera, a Minnesota-based biotechnology company.

Feb 12, 2013

Sensient Flavors Introduces New Simmer Sauce Concepts for Food Developers

In response to the convenience trend and consumers’ demand for efficient, yet great-tasting meals, Sensient Flavors has developed six different Simmer Sauce concepts showcasing a range of Sensient’s flavors.

Jan 07, 2013

Sensient flavors predicts 2013 flavor trends

Sensient Flavors, one of the world's leading flavor companies, has announced its flavor trend predictions for 2013. The list was developed using Sensient's “Trends to Taste” program, a proprietary predictive process that filters trends from the broad, consumer macro level down to finished concepts that best demonstrate each flavor profile. The list encompasses flavors inspired from multiple mega trends including Comfort, Connections, Sensory and Health & Wellness.