Clean Label Articles

Antimicrobials in Food 4th Edition [Book]

Antimicrobials in Food 4th Edition [Book]

As written in the Preface of the 4th edition of Antimicrobials in Food, “It has been nearly 15 years since the publication of the 3rd edition of Antimicrobials in Food, an excellent reference for the food microbiologist, food safety specialist, industrial researcher,...

Milk and Meat Production Without the Environmental Impact?

Milk and Meat Production Without the Environmental Impact?

Consumers’ concept of clean labeling has expanded to include the environmental impact of foods and how they’re produced. But, are consumers ready for scientists to begin tampering with the ecological makeup of cows’ digestive system? An article on BBC’s online forum...

Effective Use of Colors for Optimal Flavor Perception

Effective Use of Colors for Optimal Flavor Perception

Clean labeling efforts may mean colorants will be avoided, yet color may prove essential in capturing how consumers perceive a food product, noted Debra Zellner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Montclair State University, and Affiliated Faculty Member at Monell...

An Update on Label-Friendly Surfactants and Emulsifiers

An Update on Label-Friendly Surfactants and Emulsifiers

Surfactants and emulsifiers constitute probably the most technically complicated category of food ingredients, declared Peter Wilde, Ph.D., Research Leader, Quadram Institute of Bioscience, University of East Anglia (UK), in his presentation “Challenges &...

Unraveling the Science of Clean Label Fats & Oils

Unraveling the Science of Clean Label Fats & Oils

Selection of clean label alternatives for fat and oil ingredients depends on several factors. They include how the manufacturer defines clean label; the desired functionality of the ingredient in application; and physical properties, such as melting, crystallization...

Uncertain Clean Label Regulatory Environment

Uncertain Clean Label Regulatory Environment

Will FDA issue regulations defining natural and redefining healthy? Or will these claims become less common on food packages due to the risk of challenge? What are the implications for development of the clean label category, when ingredients disfavored by some...

Transitioning Omnivores Shift Toward Plant-Based Diets

Transitioning Omnivores Shift Toward Plant-Based Diets

“Where does ‘science’ meet a company’s marketing objectives?” And, what does ‘clean label’ mean?” So enquired Rachel Cheatham, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Foodscape Group, LLC in her presentation titled “Delivering Clean Label to the Transitioning Omnivore.” “There are...

Flavor Use: Is Natural Necessarily Clean Label?

Flavor Use: Is Natural Necessarily Clean Label?

“All natural” and “clean label” do not necessarily equate with one another, began Deepthi K. Weerasinghe, Ph.D., Principal, dP3 Consulting, in his presentation “Formation of Flavor—Is Natural the same as Clean Label?” In the absence of a regulatory definition for...

Food Safety & Preservation of Clean-Labeled Foods

Food Safety & Preservation of Clean-Labeled Foods

  Kathleen Glass, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Food Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a self-professed “preservative fanatic.” Keeping food safe is her highest priority. However, she also respects consumer demands for clean labels....