Clean Label Articles

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 spells opportunity, she proposed in her presentation “Ingredient Labeling Considers...

Challenges and Solutions: Managing a Clean Label Supply Chain

Challenges and Solutions: Managing a Clean Label Supply Chain

“As you have all probably come to realize by now, we are dealing with a clean label market that is still quite immature,” said Will Lennon, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Imbibe, a beverage development company. “This means that pricing hasn’t yet equilibrated;...