Clean Label Articles

Use of Colors for Optimal Flavor Perception

Use of Colors for Optimal Flavor Perception

Clean labeling efforts may mean colorants will be avoided, yet use of colors for optimal flavor perception may prove essential in capturing how consumers perceive a food product, noted Debra Zellner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Montclair State University, and...

Label-Friendly Surfactants and Emulsifiers

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 &...

The Science of Clean Label Fats & Oils

The Science of Clean Label Fats & Oils

Selection of alternatives for clean label fats & oils 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 or...

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...

Omnivores Shift Toward Plant-Based Diets

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...

Certification of Ingredient Supply Chains

Certification of Ingredient Supply Chains

Mincing no words in his presentation covering the certification of ingredient supply chains, Steve Taormina, Business Manager, NSF International, warned of major battles brewing in the food certification arena in his presentation “Behind the Label: Clean Label ‘Musts’...

Flavor Formation: Does Natural Mean Clean Label?

Flavor Formation: Does Natural Mean Clean Label?

In looking at flavor formation, does natural mean 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...

Food Safety of Clean-Labeled Foods

Food Safety of Clean-Labeled Foods

As an expert on food safety and food perservation, Kathleen Glass, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Food Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is concerned about food safety of clean-labeled foods. She is, afterall, a self-professed “preservative...

Clean Labels vs Health

Clean Labels vs Health

In evaluating clean labels vs health, dietary recommendations for clean eating are consumer-driven and not backed by science, according to Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., RD, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota. Slavin’s presentation was...

Clean Label Moves Toward Sustainability

Clean Label Moves Toward Sustainability

Innova’s database contains 130 million records. Over 500,000 products from 90 countries are added each year. Using this tool, Mindy Hermann, MBA, RDN, Innova Market Insights, delves into the evolution of clean label as clean label moves toward sustainability, the...