Pigmentation

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HOW WE CAN HELP

Pigmentation

Consumers in different countries have very specific ideas about the ‘right’ color of poultry skin and egg yolk. Our products can help customers meet these varied demands.

Both the nature and the consistency of appearance of food are major criteria for consumers.

The shade of egg yolks and poultry skin is largely determined by the birds’ diet – the contents of which can vary enormously. To ensure a constant and desirable egg yolk and poultry skin shade, the feed needs to be managed carefully.

We have developed a system that allows precise control of pigmentation through the tailored and controlled addition of carotenoids – naturally occurring biological pigments that can be added to the feed.

Brighter yolks

CAROPHYLL® red and CAROPHYLL® yellow are feed additives which allow egg producers to achieve precise control of egg yolk color. A high level of accuracy over pigmentation can be achieved through the use of our special and well known YolkFanTM and supplementation guidelines.

Perfect skin pigmentation

The shade of chicken skin is an important marketing factor.. CAROPHYLL® red and CAROPHYLL® yellow allow producers to align the shade of skin exactly to that required. A particularly high degree of control can be exercised when rationing is calculated using our Broiler Color Fan and supplementation guidelines.

Pigmentation Solutions

  • CAROPHYLL®

    We offer additives that allow consistent delivery of precisely-pigmented egg yolks, poultry skin and fish.

  • Digital YolkFan™

    Consumers relate yolk color with nutritional value and the welfare of the hen. They are correct; a golden yolk always comes from a healthy hen. To deliver the product the customers want, a yolk pigmentation program must be established including good health, nutrition and the right level of carotenoids.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Pigmentation

Consumers increasingly select fish on the basis of optimal appearance – specifically color. Our products provide a consistent and reliable flesh pigmentation solution for the aquaculture industry.

Producing fish that meet consumer expectations is crucial. By including carotenoids (naturally occurring colorants) in aquaculture feeds, producers can improve the color and appearance of fish and crustaceans both safely and consistently. We have an established track record in the development of carotenoid solutions for aquaculture customers.

The carotenoid CAROPHYLL® Pink provides precise control over the shade of fish pigmentation. Its outstanding bioavailability and stability has made it the carotenoid of choice for over 20 years.

Pigmentation Solutions

  • CAROPHYLL®

    We offer additives that allow consistent delivery of precisely-pigmented egg yolks, poultry skin and fish.

  • Digital SalmoFan™

    DSM adds an innovative technology in its toolbox for color measurement. The digital SalmoFan™ is a portable and user-friendly color sensor device developed for the salmon industry for precise digital color measurement of salmon fillets. The digital SalmoFan™ is limited edition and currently not available for sale. However, if you are interested, please fill in the contact form and a DSM sales representative will reach out to you.

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