When selecting fats and oils in order to obtain a clean label, key factors must be considered. They include understanding the important chemical and physical properties influencing functional performance; the ease in which “clean” alternative fats and oils can be sourced; and, their perceived impact on health. Because a “clean” label has no standard definition, satisfying a clean label requirement will be different for each food manufacturer. This presentation provided guidance to formulators and marketers on how to choose the best functional and cost alternative fats and oils to meet a company’s individual clean label standards with the goal of being readily accepted by its customers.
Neil Widlak, MSc, Consultant, Fats and Oil Technologies speaking on “Clean Label Fats and Oils” at the 2019 Clean Label Conference.