US caramel colour maker D.D. Williamson has said it has developed an organic caramelised rice syrup for use in food and beverage manufacturing.

The company said food and beverage processors using the product, which has a rich, brown colour, may label it as “Organic” on the ingredients list.

“Food processors are requesting organic ingredients to meet the growing demand for organic products,” said Owen Parker, vice president for research and development at D.D. Williamson.

“We developed organic caramelised rice syrup for a butterscotch-flavoured, organic, rice pudding application. It also works well in other natural food products such as granola bars, rice cakes, muffins, snacks and cereals,” Parker added.