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Clean Label Product Innovation and Renovation

Clean Label Product Innovation and Renovation

Clean Label Product Innovation and Renovation CONSUMER DEMAND FOR CLEAN LABEL has been growing for more than five years. In many countries, it has become the new normal for a majority of consumers, noted Philippe Rousset, Ph.D., Global Clean Label Strategic Network...

Evolving Consumer Perceptions of Clean Labels

Evolving Consumer Perceptions of Clean Labels

Evolving Consumer Perceptions, Innovation and Clean Labels CLEAN LABEL has been with us since early 2000s, said Lynn Dornblaser, Director, Innovation & Insight, Mintel, as she began her presentation “Clean Label: Shifting Consumer Perceptions,” which had been...

Clean Label via Methane Gas Reduction

Clean Label via Methane Gas Reduction

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 in to achieve methane gas...

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...