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Global Food Forums’ Clean Label website was founded and is managed by food-industry professionals who have provided product developers with formulation advice for more than 25 years. Our Clean Label website supports food formulators by offering impartial, expert advice on developing natural, simply labeled foods and beverages. Available information includes emerging ingredient technologies, consumer trends, nutrition, regulatory updates, ingredient substitution for conventional products, and more.

We hope you’ll take the time to explore our Clean Label website. Let us know how we can meet your needs.

Claudia O’Donnell, Co-Owner & Peter Havens, Co-Owner

  • Global Food Forums’ 7th annual Clean Label Conference is scheduled for May 24-25, 2022 at the Westin NW Hotel, Itasca, Illinois (a northwest suburb of Chicago). This food science and applications-oriented, in-person event provides practical information for food scientists & product developers. Topics include impartial formulation advice on all natural, simply labeled, plant-based and reduced-sugar/reduced-salt foods and beverages.
  • Check out Global Food Forums’ Webinar Library offering ingredient application and food product development-based webinars on clean label, proteins and sugar reduction/sweeteners.
  • The Clean Label Magazine website offers dozens of downloadable technical publications on clean label, proteins and sugar reduction/sweetener systems.
  • Check out several expert speaker Video presentations on clean label topics, including those focused on proteins and sweeteners.
  • Investigate hundreds of articles on Clean Label Food Science, Key Consumer Trends, New Product Introductions and past conference presentations in our Articles and R&D Academy sections below.
  • Click here to see past Clean Label Conference programs and speakers.
  • Please also visit our Protein Trends & Technologies and Sweetener Systems websites.
2021 Clean Label Post Webinar Magazine

2021 Clean Label Post Webinar Magazine

In mid-2021, Global Food Forums developed and hosted a Clean Label Premium Webinar titled “Technical Solutions in Formulating Clean Label Food.” This publication, the 2021 Clean Label Post Webinar Magazine, is based on presentations from that webinar. Clean label...

Using Natural Colorants Successfully [Presentation]

Using Natural Colorants Successfully [Presentation]

The presentation titled "Natural Colorants: The Opportunities and Challenges in Using Them Successfully," was given by Winston A. Boyd, Ph.D., Principal Consultant and Owner, Earthwise Technology. This presentation was part of Global Food Forums' 2021 Premium Webinar...

Consumer Attitudes Towards Food Ingredients [Presentation]

Consumer Attitudes Towards Food Ingredients [Presentation]

The presentation titled "Consumer Attitudes Towards Food Ingredients: A Changing Landscape" was given by Anthony Flood, Senior Director, Food Ingredient Communications, International Food Information Council (IFIC).  This presentation was part of Global Food Forums'...

Hydrocolloid Functionality for Product Developers

Hydrocolloid Functionality for Product Developers

Hydrocolloid functionality for product developers was addressed in a presentation given for Global Food Forums’ 2021 Clean Label Premium Webinar by Nesha Zalesny, MBA, Technical Consultant, IMR International. Titled “Tips, Tricks & Tradeoffs When Formulating with...

Consumers’ Ingredient Awareness on the Rise

Consumers’ Ingredient Awareness on the Rise

Survey data gathered by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) showed consumers’ ingredient awareness on the rise. Tony Flood, Sr. Director, Ingredient Communications, IFIC, emphasized this point in his webinar titled “Consumer Perception of Food...

Understanding Natural Food Colorants

Understanding Natural Food Colorants

Winston Boyd, Ph.D., Principal Consultant and Owner, Earthwise Technology, provided valuable insight toward a better understanding of natural food colorants in his presentation titled “Natural Colorants: The Opportunities and Challenges in Using Them Successfully,”...

[Ingredient] A Versatile Clean Label Texturizer

[Ingredient] A Versatile Clean Label Texturizer

February 23, 2021 — Product developers searching for a versatile clean label texturizer that meets consumer expectations for an all-natural, plant-based, sustainable ingredient have a new option from which to choose. Avebe’s Etenia™, made from potato, offers...

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