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2022 Clean Label Conference-in-person

The 2022 in-person Clean Label Conference (May 24-25, Itasca [a northwest Chicago suburb], IL USA) will provide suppliers with a unique marketing opportunity. It serves as a creative platform to showcase your natural ingredients and applications expertise among hard-to-contact R&D decision-makers. Additionally, the participation of sponsors and exhibitors offers R&D attendees from consumer good companies as well as application food scientists from ingredient vendors at least two benefits. They can more easily investigate ingredients that provide solutions to their formulation challenges. One-on-one discussions with solution providers of their choice are also facilitated.

To help maintain the intimate nature of this technical conference, we limit the number of tabletop exhibits to 35. Exhibitors & sponsors can click here for more information including exhibiting details at the event.

For information on how your company can become a sponsor or a tabletop exhibitor, please contact Peter Havens at Peter@GlobalFoodForums.com or 1-630-621-0230.

These sponsors and exhibitors also will be archived in the Clean Label Directory.


Sponsor of the Tuesday Lunch, Wednesday AM Break, Attendee Notepad and an Exhibitor

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is a grower-driven organization that works to grow demand by inspiring consumers, chefs, and manufacturers with the endless possibilities for using blueberries. USHBC brings together data, insights, community, and resources to inspire and inform, with your business needs in mind. Through collaboration and innovation, USHBC is moving our industry forward to bring you the best-quality fruit and share the endless possibilities of blueberries.


Sponsor of the Tuesday Evening Reception and an Exhibitor

Tree Top believes everyone deserves good food. With its headquarters in the heart of Washington state’s bountiful fruit country, it remains committed to its co-op’s small-town roots and rural values. As one of the world’s largest producers of fruit-ingredient products from dried apples, fruit-juice concentrates to fruit purees and formulated fruit preps, Tree Top is a primary ingredient supplier to the U.S. market and global food and beverage industry.

Sponsor of the Ballroom Seat Cover and an Exhibitor

Understanding the psychology of Clean Label — the nuances, challenges and opportunities — has been Ingredion’s passion for over 25 years. As the food industry comes under increasing scrutiny over the sourcing, production and labeling of food, the need to align consumer and producer perceptions is greater than ever. Clean Label is the way to achieve this. Ingredion can help you to develop a Clean Label offering that meets both consumer needs and your commercial goals.

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Sponsor of the 2022 Clean Label Post-Conference Magazine and an Exhibitor

MUNZING’s MAGRABAR® products have been developed for a wide range of applications in the food industry and are designed to provide exceptional initial knockdown and long-lasting defoaming during food processing. We offer both liquid and powder defoamers with options suitable for organic, non-GMO and identity preserved processing. MAGRABAR products are allergen free, Kosher and Halal and are produced in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified facility, operating under food GMPs and a HACCP-based food safety system.


Sponsor of the Attendee Binder and an Exhibitor

Third Wave Bioactives is focused on developing novel, science-based, microbial solutions for the food and pet industries. Our range of natural, non-GMO cultured ingredients are designed to enhance flavor profile of perishable foods while maintaining product quality and shelf-life, which helps customers meet the growing consumer demand for healthier, cleaner-labeled foods. Third Wave’s open innovation platform and collaborative team make product selection and project engagement simple.


Sponsor of the Wednesday PM Break and an Exhibitor

Widely recognized as the world’s premier independently-owned flavor house, Edlong is a believer in and purveyor of Everything Dairy Can Be™. More than just a marketing slogan, this inspirational mantra is driven by Edlong’s industry-leading dairy, dairy-based, and dairy-free ingredient capabilities. Edlong believes dairy can be indulgent, innovative and inspiring, and that the tastes of dairy can be a sales booster and a game changer. Our experience and our vision is why Edlong believes in Everything Dairy Can Be.


Sponsor of the 2022 Clean Label Post-Conference Magazine and an Exhibitor

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 years of experience working with food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. We apply ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet your goals, addressing consumer needs and preferences.
Key product lines include citrus fiber, gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, refined locust bean gum and microparticulated whey protein concentrate.


Sponsor of the Hotel Room Key and an Exhibitor

Grain Millers is a leading manufacturer of organic and conventional whole grain ingredients used in cereals, breads, bars, and other products. We offer gluten-free oats, wheat, barley, rye, triticale, conventional and Non-GMO corn and soybeans, flax, oat hydrocolloids, functional and oat flours. Each product can be custom milled to meet your needs. If you’re looking for a specific function such as replacing gums, increasing shelf life, or reducing breakage, our oat fiber has many functional benefits.


Sponsor of the Attendee Bag and an Exhibitor

As a division of Siemer Milling Company, Siemer Specialty Ingredients has been working with flour and exceptional customers since 2005, helping to make products more functional and more marketable – without loss of any nutritional aspects. Reduce your raw ingredient costs by replacing chemically modified starches naturally with our Heat Treated wheat flour. Our heat treatment process extends the shelf life of germ and bran to reduce waste–meaning satisfaction for the consumer and improved product performance for you.

Sponsor of the Tuesday PM In-conference Attendee Gift and an Exhibitor

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and other specialty ingredients. Sensient uses advanced technologies and robust global supply chain capabilities to develop specialized solutions for food and beverages, as well as products that serve the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, and personal care industries. Sensient Flavors & Extracts innovative technologies offer optimal choices for complete flavor system development.


Sponsor of the 2022 Clean Label Post-Conference Magazine and an Exhibitor

Clarkson Specialty Lecithins is the pioneer in specialty Soy & Sunflower lecithins, our only focus for nearly 20 years. In 2003 we became the first manufacturer in the world to produce Certified Organic Soy Lecithin; in 2017 we became the first in the world to produce an all-Natural Soy Lecithin from Non-GMO Soybeans an all physical, non-solvent processing same as with the Organic Lecithins protecting your Natural Clean Label claims.


Sponsor of the Wednesday Lunch and an Exhibitor

Nexira, the world leader in acacia, conducted its study convincing FDA that Acacia is a dietary fiber. Our acacia-based brand [inavea™] offers both strong scientific studies on prebiotic and digestive comfort and the first Carbon Neutral certification. Nexira is a premier supplier of organic ingredients and active botanical extracts for the food, nutrition, and health industries.
With the acquisition of Unipektin, Nexira offers a large range of natural and efficient texturizers. Clean up and upgrade your label with natural and healthy ingredients!

Sponsor of the Attendee Registration Gift and an Exhibitor

Sensus is a leading manufacturer of Chicory Root Fiber, offering a full range of prebiotic fiber products. Our Frutafit ® and Frutalose ® plant based natural fiber products are used for functionality and nutrition purposes. Our products are clean label and invaluable tools for formulators to lower calories, fat, and sugars, as a nutrient dense option that maintains texture, mouthfeel, and other sensory attributes, in baking, snacks, dairy, beverages, frozen desserts, pasta, and confectionery applications.


Sponsor of the Tuesday AM In-conference Gift and an Exhibitor

Crafting with a palette of nature’s ingredients, Flavor Producers has been artfully deconstructing natural and organic taste for over forty years. Driven by our creative spirit and a passion for discovering the flavors of nature, Flavor Producers has established one of the largest certified organic portfolios in the industry. Our breakthrough Transparent Technologies™ utilize the power of plants to showcase the true taste of nature in a transparent form. For example, our Rutz® plant-based portfolio proivides the consistent and complex taste profiles of our natural flavors while adding in and flexibility in labeling options. This transparency enables our customers to meet the growing demand for authentic clean and clear label options. Accelerating innovation with unique flavor tools that shorten the time to market for our customers while inspiring new artful expressions of taste is our mission. That passion and commitment to authenticity makes us the valued partner you expect for your flavor needs. Curious to see how Flavor Producers can help you make your products come to life? Contact us at sales@flavorproducers.com or visit our website at www.flavorproducers.com.


Sponsor of the Tuesday AM Break and an Exhibitor

Almendra intends to be the leader in nature-based taste and sugar reduction ingredients. Building upon expertise in stevia, our success relies upon our ability to deliver consistently superior and innovative products.   ●​ Experienced team   ● Proprietary taste technology   ● Manufacturing excellence   ● Innovative agricultural approach with its patented photobiology process   ● Headquartered in Singapore, Almendra manufacturers its products in a modern, purpose-designed factory in a free trade zone in Thailand. Our innovation is global in scope and facilitated by scientists and laboratories in the US and Thailand.


Sponsor of the Attendee Water Bottle and an Exhibitor

Royal Avebe is a market-oriented cooperative of starch potato growers. We take responsibility for the whole process, from crop to shop. We are on top of trends, and our international experts help food producers worldwide with the right application of our potato-based ingredients. From plant-based burgers with the perfect texture and taste, to Asian noodles with the perfect bite, to plant-based desserts that requires no cow, we strive to eliminate allergies, e-numbers and unnatural additives.


Sponsor of the Tuesday AM Break and an Exhibitor

AgriFiber Solutions began in 2017 with the ambition of a startup and the expertise of a heritage brand. Since then, we’ve expanded our manufacturing facilities, patented our extraction and purification technologies, and continued to develop a broad portfolio of upcycled, customizable fiber ingredients. Today, we continue to innovate new solutions as our experienced team and proven scalability allows us to meet the demands of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers.


Sponsor of the Tuesday Noon Attendee In-conference Gift/Snack and an Exhibitor

As a global ingredient leader, Cargill offers an extensive portfolio of label-friendly ingredient solutions to meet your formulation goals for sugar reduction, non-GMO, organic and beyond – together with proven application expertise to successfully tailor solutions to your unique challenges and goals. Cargill has been developing label-friendly innovations for more than 15 years. In fact, we have successfully developed label-friendly solutions for virtually every application, including beverages, packaged food, dairy, confectionery, bakery, snacks and more. If you are looking for a partner to enhance your existing product lineup or drive sales with new products, turn to Cargill. www.cargill.com/


Sponsor of the Wednesday Breakfast and an Exhibitor

Bay State Milling Company is a 120 year old family-owned business offering the industry’s most comprehensive array of plant-based ingredients from whole and sprouted grains to gluten-free ancient grains, oats, flavorful seeds and custom blends. We connect farm to food through unique nutrient-packed varietals like SowNaked™ high protein gluten-free oats and HealthSense® High Fiber Wheat, which contains 10x the dietary fiber of traditional wheat. Let us support the development of your next-generation, clean-label food.


Sponsor of the Registration Lanyard and an Exhibitor

About Taste & Wellbeing
Powered by innovation and creativity, Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing aims to shape the future of food by becoming the co-creation partner of choice to its customers. Built on its global leadership position in flavours and taste, the Company goes beyond to create food experiences that do good and feel good, for body, mind and planet. With an expanded portfolio of products across flavours, taste, functional and nutritional solutions and a deep knowledge of the food ecosystem, Givaudan’s passion is to collaborate with customers and partners to develop game-changing innovations in food and beverage. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Learn more about how we are shaping the future of food at: https://www.givaudan.com/taste-wellbeing


Sponsor and an Exhibitor

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, one of the Contract Research Organisations of Wageningen University & Research, develops insights and technologies that support companies, governments and other research institutes in creating innovative solutions for a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous world. We partner in the creation and production of healthy and tasty foods, of truly-sustainable food chains, and in developing chemicals and materials that use biomass instead of fossil resources. Our in-depth knowledge of the entire chain, from raw materials through processing to end product, drives our approach. www.wur.eu/wfbr

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As your trusted partner, WTI creates the future of food ingredients. They have a simple, clean, safe approach to enhance the eating experience of the food you produce. They improve food quality, produce cleaner labels, keep food safe, and extend shelf-life. Their solutions are used in meat, poultry and seafood; prepared foods; fruit and vegetables; sauces, dips and dressings; and pet food.


BENEO offers clean label, non-GMO, natural ingredients derived from chicory root, sugar beet, rice and wheat. These ingredients offer many solutions for today’s development challenges such as reducing fat and sugar, improving texture and stability, or replacing unwanted ingredients with label-friendly, natural alternatives. BENEO ingredients also improve a product’s nutritional profile. With support of its expert departments (BENEO-Institute & BENEO Technology Center), BENEO helps customers create foods that meet today’s expectations for better nutrition and health.


Farbest Brands can help you meet the demand for clean-label ingredients with a full range of high-quality dairy and plant proteins, gum acacia, ester gum, vitamins, sweeteners, natural colors, as well as USDA-certified organic, and NON-GMO Project Verified ingredients No matter your budget, application, or label claim we guide you to the ingredients that are right for you. With our extensive market knowledge and personalized customer service, we help our customers make better purchasing decisions.


Austrade Inc. provides the ingredients food and beverage manufacturers use to make the quality products you enjoy every day. We started as an ingredient supplier specializing in Non-GMO sweeteners and starches.  Over the past 25 years, we have grown our portfolio to include lecithin, plant proteins and organic oils. Recognized as an innovator in the field of clean label ingredients, we offer one of the largest assortments of plant proteins and lecithin in North America.



California Natural Color is a supplier of natural colors, concentrates and grape seed extracts. Our proprietary technology converts fruits and vegetables into crystals that are stable, carrier free, have fast solubility and contribute zero calories to your finished formulation. In 2020, California Natural Color acquired Polyphenolics, offering MegaNatural®-BP grape seed extract to help maintain healthy blood pressure. California Natural Color is now the world’s largest supplier of red anthocyanin colors and grape seed extracts.


Innovate with Texture. Create Value with Stability. Go to market Sustainably with Plant Based Egg Functionality. Visit the Holton Food Products booth to see how many ways we can help with your current and future projects. Learn about Holton’s original, clean label ingredient systems that help extend shelf life and provide key functions like aeration, emulsification and binding. Or let us help you create a unique texture experience for your next food or beverage product.



Fiberstar manufactures/sells Citri-Fi® citrus fiber which is produced using a process free from chemical modifications. This upcycled ingredient provides high water holding and emulsification that improves stability and texture of food and beverages. Labeling options include citrus fiber, dried citrus pulp or citrus flour. Citri-Fi can replace starches, gums and/or chemical emulsifiers or stabilizers in foods at low usage levels (<1%) to clean up food labels. Non-allergenic | Gluten-free | Non-GMO project certified



Apura Ingredients is a premier global supplier of high-intensity sweeteners to the food and beverage industry. Their established team has over 100 years of combined experience in the manufacturing and global marketing of food additives, with extensive expertise in the low- and no-calorie sweetener category. Apura works around the globe to support its multinational customers and producing partners. It distributes a diverse list of products, including Allulose, Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Neotame, Stevia Reb-A, Monk Fruit, Erythritol, and Xylitol, as well as flavor modulators.



FFP is an industry-leading taste and functional performance ingredient solutions provider dedicated to “improving the food we eat by creating real ingredients from nature that work”. FFP’s product range includes natural meat performance and protection ingredients, brewed tea, coffee, herbals, juice concentrates and a comprehensive collection of natural flavors. A commitment to Real, Simple, Better™ drives our innovation team to discover new on trend solutions that today’s consumers demand.



The company group Herbstreith & Fox is a producer of high-quality pectin for the food and non-food industries. The product range is supplemented by the subsidiary Herbafood Ingredients GmbH. Herbafood produces functional dietary fibers with a focus on citrus or apple fibers. These fit perfectly into “clean & simple” concepts for vegan emulsions as well as for stabilization, texturization and increasing the viscosity in food applications. The medium to dark-brown colored apple extract, Herbarom, adds taste accents by rounding off flavor profiles with applications in beverages, baked goods, sauces and meat products.



Founded in 1946, PROVA’s story is first and foremost about a family business that, thanks to the passion and expertise of our members, continues to enhance our unique position in “extracting the essentials” in the food and beverage industry. Vanilla, cocoa, coffee, and a broad palette of gourmet notes are the pillars of our product portfolio. We blended our technical expertise with the sensory world of flavors to create a unique portfolio of extracts and flavors. Create with us today!



Fibersol® is a premier line of soluble prebiotic fiber ingredients that help manufacturers meet their clean label goals. Fibersol® delivers well-tolerated dietary fiber as well as functional benefits, all backed by over 30 years of clinical research and almost 100 published studies. Fibersol® may be used in virtually any food or beverage application without impacting taste or texture and helps meet consumer demand for digestive health, satiety, microbiome support, and calorie & sugar reduction benefits.



For a quarter century, Bluegrass Ingredients has conceptualized, tested, and produced flavors and formula solutions for the food industry’s leading brands and flavor houses. What began as a dairy company in the heart of bluegrass country has grown into a collaboration driven solutions provider of classic and custom flavor powders. Our focus on quality ingredients is infused with a state-of-the-art Agile Ingredient Innovation™ Model that delivers flavors and formulations that makes good food taste great.


Sunsweet’s plum ingredients are considered nature’s richest fruit. They are packed with antioxidants, fiber, desirable acids and sorbitol, allowing them to improve flavor while also minimizing sugar, salt, fat and artificial ingredients in foods such as meat, poultry, sauces, bakery and bars. Learn more at www.sunsweetingredients.com