Clean Label Articles

Do Clean Labels Have Unintended Health Consequences?

Do Clean Labels Have Unintended Health Consequences?

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 titled: “Do Clean Labels Have...

The Clean Label Movement’s Evolution Toward Sustainability

The Clean Label Movement’s Evolution 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, delved into the evolution of clean label, the results of which were revealed in her...

Clean Label Challenges

Clean Label Challenges

In addition to its role in modulating taste, aroma and color, Sugar Serves as both bulking agent and texture modulator. It affects flow properties, crystallization, as well as interfacial and network formation in complex food systems. A presentation by Jerome Diaz,...

Research on New Methods to Enhance and Stabilize Natural Colorants

Research on New Methods to Enhance and Stabilize Natural Colorants

Food colorants have joined consumers’ growing demand for clean label and natural ingredients, particularly considering mainstream and social media’s outpouring of information, whether accurate or not, regarding adverse health effects from the consumption of synthetic...

Consumers Lean Toward Simplified, Comprehensible Labels

Consumers Lean Toward Simplified, Comprehensible Labels

Consumers are craving transparency now more than ever. Clean label is the industry’s response to that need for label transparency. “Today, 94% of consumers feel that it is important for brands to be transparent; 83% would value having more in- depth product...

Microbial Control in Clean Label Products

Microbial Control in Clean Label Products

Although our industry and government remain mostly focused on pathogen control, “spoilage control is a more difficult challenge to address,” said Peter Taormina, Ph.D., President, Etna Consulting Group. “Pathogens are the primary culprits in food safety; they are the...

Cultural Use & Functional Properties of Ancient Grains

Cultural Use & Functional Properties of Ancient Grains

“What is old is new again,” said Melanie Goulson, MS, Principle Scientist, Merlin Development, Inc. — a food and beverage R&D and commercialization firm, and Adjunct Professor, St. Catherine University, as she referenced the surging interest in ancient grains....

Clean Label Solutions for Lipid Oxidation Control

Clean Label Solutions for Lipid Oxidation Control

The chemistry of lipid oxidation is as complex as the means of defense. “You can get literally hundreds of products that are formed from oxidative reactions,” explained Eric Decker, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science, University of...

Ingredient Labeling, Regulatory Risk & Consumer Confidence

Ingredient Labeling, Regulatory Risk & Consumer Confidence

In dealing with clean food and beverage package labels, “we are really dealing with consumer perceptions,” said Lauren Swann, MS, RD, LDN, President of Concept Nutrition, Inc. This, she proposes, spells opportunity. There is no (U.S.) government designation for what...