2022 Clean Label Post Conference Magazine

Originally Published: November 21, 2022
Last Updated: December 12, 2022
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In May 2022, Global Food Forums held its first in-person Clean Label Conference since the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic. This publication, the 2022 Clean Label Post Conference Magazine, is based on presentations from that event. Clean label products have short ingredient lists with consumer-friendly names. The concept of clean label products has grown to include trends such as plant-based diets and sustainable food industry practices. Additionally, due to the pandemic and world events like ingredient supply chain disruption, clean label product formulators have wrestled with additional issues in developing clean label products. Speakers at the 2022 Clean Label Conference addressed these topics and much more.

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2022 Clean Label Post Conference Magazine Table of Contents:

  • Unpacking the Ever-Evolving Narrative of Clean Eating in Order to Inform Innovation
    Rachel Cheatham, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Foodscape Group, LLC
    From nutrition to functional ingredients to sustainability.
  • Clean Label Opportunities & Challenges Arising from Innovative Products and Claims
    Chip English, Partner-in-Charge, Washington D.C., Davis Wright Tremaine
    Pitfalls and opportunities to maximize innovative products or claim.
  • Powering the Evolution of Fermentation Processing
    Paulo de Boer, Ph.D., Scientist/Project Manager, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
    Fermentation technology challenges in development and implementation.
  • Understanding Hydrocolloid Properties to Tackle Supply Chain Instability
    Nesha Zalesny, MBA, Technical Consultant, IMR International
    Hydrocolloid availability and strategies for replacement.
  • The State of Natural Colorants: Advice on Applications to Updates on Recent Research
    M. Mónica Giusti, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Dept. Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University
    Natural colorant properties and applications.
  • Practical Formulation with Plant-Based Technologies
    Julia Thompson, Culinologist III, CuliNex
    The building blocks of plant-based meat analogs.
  • Facets of Sustainability: How Food Companies Can Measure and Communicate Progress to Consumers
    Sean B. Cash, Ph.D., Bergstrom Foundation, Professor in Global Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
    Hot topics in the sustainability arena.
  • Sodium Reduction Using Clean Label Salty, Umami and Kokumi Taste Modulation
    Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO, and Founder, W2O Food Innovation
    Changing and adjusting basic taste perception with clean label ingredients.
  • Beyond Stevia: Are Protein Sweeteners the Next Big Thing?
    John C. Fry, Ph.D., CChem, FRSC, FIFST, Director, Connect Consulting
    Critical examination of protein-based, high-potency sweeteners.
  • Labeling Fiber & Sugar: Maximizing Clean Label Advantages, Minimizing Class Action and Recall Risk
    David Plank, Managing Principal, WRSS Food & Nutrition Insights/Senior Research Fellow, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
    New labeling requirements for dietary fibers and sugars.
  • Considerations in Natural Flavoring Use in a Clean Label World
    Keith Cadwallader, Ph.D., Dept. of Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    The food and flavor industries rethink using and labeling ingredients.


  • Technical Challenges of Alternative Dairy Beverages + A Comment on Botanicals
    Lindsay Wisener, MSc, Owner & Lead Product Developer, WiseBev
    Overcoming complications in developing alternative dairy products.
  • Considerations for Selecting and Evaluating Clean Label Antimicrobial Ingredients for Salad Dressings
    Malcond Valladares, Ph.D., Food Scientist, Product and Process Development, The National Food Lab
    Considerations for non-thermally treated acidified salad dressings.
  • A Food Scientist’s Role in Advancing Clean Labels and Sustainable Food Systems
    Jonathan Gordon, Ph.D., Founder and President, Glasgow Consulting Group LLC
    Physical processes to avoid non-label-friendly ingredients.
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