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DIC to build food coloring plant in US

2:31 AM MST | November 26, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

DIC (Tokyo) says it will invest $10 million to build a new extraction plant for its Linablue natural blue food coloring. The new facility will be located at the site of Earthrise Nutritionals (Irvine, CA), a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC. Earthrise Nutritionals is a Spirulina production and sales company with a yield of about 500 m.t./year. Spirulina is a nutrient-rich blue-green algae that grows naturally in lakes in Africa and Central and South America, DIC says. Linablue is made from phycocyanin, a blue colorant extracted from Spirulina. This move will...

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