Clean Label Articles

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,”...

Dairy Ingredients for Clean Label

Dairy Ingredients for Clean Label

Dairy-Based Ingredients for Clean Label Solutions CLEAN LABEL IS EVOLVING, and dairy ingredients are well-positioned to deliver clean labeled products. A cleaner label can be achieved by leveraging the unique composition and inherent functionality of “off-the-shelf”...

Clean Label Ingredient Replacement for Baked Goods

Clean Label Ingredient Replacement for Baked Goods

Clean Label Ingredient Replacement for Baked Goods Consumers desire safe, simple and healthy food. While the FDA may not have a definition for what exactly counts as “clean label” products, consumers are asking to buy them. So how do you, as a food innovator, approach...

Multifactorial Food Preservation

Multifactorial Food Preservation

Multifactorial Food Preservation CONSUMERS WANT LESS SEVERELY (in other words, minimally) processed foods. They also desire their foods to be formulated with clean label ingredients when possible, and they prefer packaging that is recyclable and sustainable. Jairus...

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,...

Hydrocolloids as Plant-Based Clean Label Tools

Hydrocolloids as Plant-Based Clean Label Tools

Hydrocolloids are important components of many food products. With consumers demanding more clean label and plant-based products, what must a food manufacturer consider when choosing a hydrocolloid for a new plant-based product? Nesha Zalesny, MBA, Technical...

Methodology to Clean Label: Replace—Retool—Rebuild

Methodology to Clean Label: Replace—Retool—Rebuild

Clean Label Methodology: Replace—Retool—Rebuild ULTIMATELY, products have to be consumer acceptable in appearance, texture, flavor, cost and shelflife when developing any food or beverage, explained Webb Girard, MSc, Director of Research & Development, CuliNex,...

Customized Chemical Risk Assessment

Customized Chemical Risk Assessment

Customized Chemical Risk Assessment A CORE PRINCIPLE of the clean label movements is that consumers expect transparency in the foods they eat. This translates to expectations that the food will be safe in all aspects. While food safety plans have always focused on...