IFF expands vegan softgel line with carrageenan-free option: Vitafoods 2023 Preview


The new Verdigel SC pectin-based premix gives softgel manufacturers a carrageenan-free option.

Photo © AdobeStock.com/Dmitri Stalnuhhin

Photo © AdobeStock.com/Dmitri Stalnuhhin

IFF (New York City) is debuting a new carrageenan-free option for vegan softgels. The company will introduce the new option, Verdigel SC, at the Vitafoods Europe trade show taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 9-12, at Booth C80.

According to the company’s press release, “Verdigel SC is a ready-to-use, pectin-based premix requiring only the addition of water and a plasticizer to produce high-performance softgels. It is designed for easy implementation and efficient use, suitable for a wide range of formulations, and maintains the same processability and stability as other vegan and animal-based softgel approaches.”

Notably, Verdigel SC is carrageenan-free for those manufacturers who want that option. “Verdigel SC was developed to provide manufacturers looking to switch to plant-based, carrageenan-free alternatives without disrupting their production processes and compromising the performance and quality that they need from this popular dosage form,” said Rebecca Putans, IFF R&D scientist, in the press release. “Ultimately, this is about providing choice and flexibility for our customers so they can unlock softgel possibilities, accelerate their time to market, and respond swiftly to changes in consumer preferences.”

Verdigel SC is vegan, halal, kosher, non-GMO, and contains no gluten, allergens, or preservatives, the company says.

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