Global Food Forums’ In-Person 2023 Clean Label Conference (May 23-24, Itasca [a northwest Chicago suburb], IL USA) provides suppliers with the perfect platform to showcase natural ingredients and applications expertise with hard-to-contact R&D decision-makers. In turn, food and beverage company R&D attendees benefit by easily investigating emerging ingredients and providing solutions to formulation challenges through one-on-one discussions with knowledgeable solution providers.
Ingredient suppliers can participate through a tabletop exhibit and a wide range of sponsorships such as Attendee Lanyards, Bags, Program Booklet, Registration Desk Gifts, Networking Breaks and the 2023 Clean Label Magazine, among others. In addition, an ingredient supplier can sponsor a meal to beautifully showcase its natural ingredients. Exhibitors & sponsors to click here for more information including exhibiting details at the event.
Visit our Clean Label Ingredients Directory to view 2022 and earlier Clean Label Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors.
2023 Sponsors and Exhibitors
Apparo, Aker-Biomarine, Almendra, Anderson Advanced Ingredients, Axiom Foods, Bay State Milling, Beneo, California Natural Color, Cargill, Carmi Flavors, Ciranda, Fiberstar, Grain Millers, Lasenor, Icon Foods, IFF, Incredo Sugar, Ingia Bio, Ingredion, Kerry, Millbio, Munzing, Nexira, NutriFusion, Oregon Fruit Products, Prova, Ribus, Royal Avebe, Sensient, Siemer Specialty Ingredients, Silky Sweet, Socius Ingredients, SPINS, Sunsweet, Third Wave Bioactives, Tree Top, Universal Pure
MUNZING’s MAGRABAR® products have been developed for a wide range of applications in the food industry and are designed to provide exceptional initial knockdown and long-lasting defoaming during food processing. We offer both liquid and powder defoamers with options suitable for organic, non-GMO and identity preserved processing. MAGRABAR products are allergen free, Kosher and Halal and are produced in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified facility, operating under food GMPs and a HACCP-based food safety system.
Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and other specialty ingredients. Sensient uses advanced technologies and robust global supply chain capabilities to develop specialized solutions for food and beverages, as well as products that serve the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, and personal care industries. Sensient Flavors & Extracts innovative technologies offer optimal choices for complete flavor system development.
At IFF, we apply science and creativity for a better world. We offer an extensive portfolio of natural and organic offerings, familiar and clean-label ingredients, and advanced enzyme fermentation technologies. Combining our regulatory expertise with our end-to-end IFF PRODUCT DESIGN™ approach, we help create products that meet the requirements for even the most stringent clean label claims and certifications, such as free-from allergens or non-GMO. Label-friendly innovation to address the desire for trust, transparency, and a healthier world.
Sugar reduction starts here! Anderson Advanced Ingredients is an Irvine, California based innovator and provider of best-in-class functional food and nutraceutical ingredients. Since our first product launch in 1989, we have been providing novel clean label solutions to industry wide challenges while offering an innovative foundation in helping move countless R&D projects from concept to reality. We’ve got you covered for functional food & nutraceutical ingredients!
100% Real Fruit. Taste is Everything.
Oregon Fruit Products is proud to help you meet clean label requirements with high-quality, single-strength, 100% fruit purees. Characterized by unmatched flavor, color, quality, sweetness and real fruit, our single-strength purees do not qualify as added sugar on your nutrition facts panel and can be listed as whole fruit. For example, mango puree can be listed as simple “mangos.” Meet consumer demand for clean label in jams, beverages, sauces, sorbet and more with Oregon Fruit Puree.
Grain Millers is a leading manufacturer of organic and conventional whole grain ingredients used in cereals, breads, bars, and other products. We offer gluten-free oats, wheat, barley, rye, triticale, conventional and Non-GMO corn and soybeans, flax, oat hydrocolloids, functional and oat flours. Each product can be custom milled to meet your needs. If you’re looking for a specific function such as replacing gums, increasing shelf life, or reducing breakage, our oat fiber has many functional benefits.
As a division of Siemer Milling Company, Siemer Specialty Ingredients has been working with flour and exceptional customers since 2005, helping to make products more functional and more marketable – without loss of any nutritional aspects. Reduce your raw ingredient costs by replacing chemically modified starches naturally with our Heat Treated wheat flour. Our heat treatment process extends the shelf life of germ and bran to reduce waste–meaning satisfaction for the consumer and improved product performance for you.
Combining more than 50 years of Kerry expertise, innovation and investment, with layers of inherited experience through our acquired companies, Kerry’s Food Protection and Preservation extensive portfolio meets the challenges and competitive goals of today’s industry. We partner with food and beverage manufactures across the world to keep products safe, extend shelf life and reduce food waste.
Almendra intends to be the leader in nature-based taste and sugar reduction ingredients. Building upon expertise in stevia, our success relies upon our ability to deliver consistently superior and innovative products. ● Experienced team ● Proprietary taste technology ● Manufacturing excellence ● Innovative agricultural approach with its patented photobiology process ● Headquartered in Singapore, Almendra manufacturers its products in a modern, purpose-designed factory in a free trade zone in Thailand. Our innovation is global in scope and facilitated by scientists and laboratories in the US and Thailand.
Royal Avebe is a market-oriented cooperative of starch potato growers. We take responsibility for the whole process, from crop to shop. We are on top of trends, and our international experts help food producers worldwide with the right application of our potato-based ingredients. From plant-based burgers with the perfect texture and taste, to Asian noodles with the perfect bite, to plant-based desserts that requires no cow, we strive to eliminate e-numbers and unnatural additives.
UnderstoryTM is a marine protein ingredient by Aker BioMarine. It is the result of refining krill into a 90% pure protein in peptide form. Through our innovative and patented process, our exclusive ingredient enables you to offer a single source of complete protein. It becomes clear in solution, has broad pH stability and high solubility, allowing for exclusive product applications. Ultimately, UnderstoryTM is for people as ardent as we are, about making wellness the focus of a long and healthy life.
Tree Top believes everyone deserves good food. With its headquarters in the heart of Washington state’s bountiful fruit country, it remains committed to its co-op’s small-town roots and rural values. As one of the world’s largest producers of fruit-ingredient products from dried apples, fruit-juice concentrates to fruit purees and formulated fruit preps, Tree Top is a primary ingredient supplier to the U.S. market and global food and beverage industry.
Founded in 1992 as a functional ingredient manufacturing company, RIBUS Inc. supplies natural and organic plant-based ingredients to companies around the world. As the Original Clean Label Ingredient Company™, RIBUS produces non-GMO, natural, organic, vegan and gluten-free ingredients for the food, beverage, pet and dietary supplement sectors. RIBUS’ patented technology and ingredients can help solve production issues while bringing innovation and clean labels to a wide variety of products.
Ingredion helps you create food and beverages with cleaner ingredients and simpler labels that consumers understand and prefer. We combine our pioneering ingredient solutions and proprietary market insights with formulation expertise to help you position your brand to win with a growing group of consumers who are willing to pay more for the clean label products that match their values — and enable you to capture tangible gains in revenue, margin and pricing.
Wish you could create Sugar-Free Formulations that actually Improve Flavors vs Pure Cane Sugar?
Now you can with the World’s Only Flavor Enhancing Sweetener that is All Natural, Sugar-Free, Ketogenic Certified (human blood tested) and Tastes Better Than Pure Cane Sugar, SilkySweet.
SilkySweet is a proprietary 9+ ingredient blend of Non-GMO Allulose, the Highest Purity Monk Fruit Extract, an analogue sweetener superior to Stevia (zero Stevia), 5 rare & expensive organic flavor & sweetness enhancer compounds, bitterness/sourness maskers and off-flavor modulators, plus a pinch of ancient sea salt.
As a global ingredient leader, Cargill offers an extensive portfolio of label-friendly ingredient solutions to meet your formulation goals for sugar reduction, non-GMO, organic and beyond – together with proven application expertise to successfully tailor solutions to your unique challenges and goals. Cargill has been developing label-friendly innovations for more than 15 years. In fact, we have successfully developed label-friendly solutions for virtually every application, including beverages, packaged food, dairy, confectionery, bakery, snacks and more. If you are looking for a partner to enhance your existing product lineup or drive sales with new products, turn to Cargill. www.cargill.com/
Fiberstar, Inc. offers Citri-Fi® citrus fiber which is produced using a process free from chemical modifications. This upcycled ingredient provides high water holding and emulsification that improves stability, texture and nutrition of food and beverages. Clean labeling options include citrus fiber, dried citrus pulp or citrus flour. Citri-Fi can replace starches, gums and/or chemical emulsifiers or stabilizers in foods at low usage levels (<1%). Non-allergenic | Gluten-free | Non-GMO project certified | Organic available
Since 1999, Icon Foods has been Changing Lives by helping food manufacturers make clean, deep cuts to added sugars naturally. We achieve this by providing food ingredients and custom sweetening solutions that drive down added sugars, reduce calories, and address functionality. Our dedicated R&D team maximizes synergies among sweeteners—effectively replacing sugar and decreasing operation costs. Whether it’s bars, beverages, baked goods, dairy products, or confections, Icon Foods is your Clean Label Sugar Reduction partner!
Third Wave Bioactives is focused on developing novel, science-based, microbial solutions for the food and pet industries. Our range of natural, non-GMO cultured ingredients are designed to enhance flavor profile of perishable foods while maintaining product quality and shelf-life, which helps customers meet the growing consumer demand for healthier, cleaner-labeled foods. Third Wave’s open innovation platform and collaborative team make product selection and project engagement simple.
We are a supplier of fruit and vegetable concentrates, natural colors, and grape seed extract for the food, beverage, and nutraceutical industries. With the support of a strong supply chain beginning in vineyards and fields combined with state-of-the-art technologies for processing and packaging, we can offer unique product solutions. These capabilities and an unwavering commitment to quality resulted in California Natural Color becoming the world’s largest supplier of red anthocyanin colors.
We use a variety of fruits and vegetables in our liquid & crystal colors, including red grapes, black carrot, purple sweet potato and other natural sources. We have the largest, most reliable supply of grapes in the world.
We began as a supplier of grape juice concentrate nearly a quarter of a century ago. Today, California Natural Color, a division of E. & J. Gallo Winery, continues to grow and change the business of natural colors.
Founded in 1946, PROVA’s story is first and foremost about a family business that, thanks to the passion and expertise of our team, continues to enhance our unique position as “extracting the essentials” in the food and beverage industry. Vanilla, cocoa, coffee, caramel, and a broad palette of indulgent notes are the pillars of our product portfolio. We blend our technical and sensory expertise to create a unique range sweet brown extracts and flavors. Co-create with us today!
Ciranda is a leading supplier of certified organic, non-GMO and fair trade ingredients with expertise in agave, tapioca, and rice syrups; gluten-free flours and starches; cocoa and chocolates; coconut products; RSPO-IP sustainable palm oils; and liquid and powdered lecithin. The employee-owned company operates from headquarters in Hudson, Wisconsin, with warehouses across North America to service its clients in the natural products industry.
Nexira is a premier supplier of organic ingredients and active botanical extracts. As the world leader in acacia, Nexira offers inavea: 90% fiber content (FDA approved), strong scientific studies on prebiotic and digestive comfort and the first low-carbon fiber. Nexira has enlarged its portfolio and expertise with natural and efficient texturizers like carob gum, tara and specialty guar. Clean up and upgrade your label with natural and healthy ingredients!
Bay State Milling Company is a 120 year old family-owned business offering the industry’s most comprehensive array of plant-based ingredients from whole and sprouted grains to gluten-free ancient grains, oats, flavorful seeds and custom blends. We connect farm to food through unique nutrient-packed varietals like SowNaked™ high protein gluten-free oats and HealthSense® High Fiber Wheat, which contains 10x the dietary fiber of traditional wheat. Let us support the development of your next-generation, clean-label food.
Sunsweet’s plum ingredients are considered nature’s richest fruit. They are packed with antioxidants, fiber, desirable acids and sorbitol, allowing them to improve flavor while also minimizing sugar, salt, fat and artificial ingredients in foods such as meat, poultry, sauces, bakery and bars. Learn more at www.sunsweetingredients.com
NUTRIFUSION: REAL FOOD NUTRITION
A natural nutritionally dense plant-based powder from fruits, vegetables and other botanicals providing real food nutrition. A clean label with no chemicals, synthetics, excipients or other additives or “unpronounceable” words. Only 225 mg provides 50% of the DV for 12-21 nutrients, naturally. Easy to formulate: no impact on taste, flavor, palette feel etc.
Significantly increase your products’ nutritional profile and enhance the marketability of food, beverage, pet and supplement products.
For over 36 years Carmi Flavors has been an industry leader in supplying flavors and fragrances to the food industry. We are dedicated to enhancing consumer products through innovative and health-conscious ingredients, finished products and professional grade equipment.
We have become experts in creating custom flavor and fragrance products. If you don’t see the flavor you’re looking for on our Products menu, we can create it for you.
MILLBIO, headquartered in Northern Italy, was founded in 1992 and focuses on highly innovative, clean-label and all-natural solutions for baking, food & beverage applications. The acquisitions of Bionaturals and Shanghai Millbio Biotec allowed expanding its position as a leading global player of food ingredients such as fermented/cultured flours and plant extracts addressing the increasing demand for clean-label shelf-life extension. Millbio specializes in natural preservation and mold inhibition for a wide range of food applications. Innovation and flexibility to create tailor-made products are the keys to the group’s growth and success.
Recognized as a special mention in the ‘Best Inventions of 2020’ by TIME, Incredo® Sugar is a first-of-its-kind, sugar-based sugar reduction solution. Made from real cane sugar, Incredo® Sugar provides between 30%-50% reduction of sugar in food and snacks, with no compromise to the taste or the level of sweetness.
BENEO has expertise in developing and producing functional ingredients from natural sources. BENEO offers plant-based ingredients that help improve nutritional and technical properties of food products while improving taste and texture. Our portfolio includes Functional carbohydrates from sugar beet, Prebiotic chicory root fiber, vegetable proteins and Specialty ingredients from rice. We offer the basis for new product ideas and successful product launches. Our state-of-the-art production sites ensure high quality ingredients at all time.
Apparo’s mission is to improve the sustainability of the food system by upcycling nutritional ingredients from plant-based byproduct streams. Using Total Crop Utilization™, our development program, we extract two sunflower protein isolates (Solistein™ 001 and 002) from sunflower seed meal. Each has over 90% protein, with unique functionalities and superior flavor to other high protein ingredients. Based in Eden Prairie, MN, we are excited to be working to bring these highly sustainable, non-GMO, and gluten-free protein ingredients to the food and nutrition development community.
Axiom Foods’ food scientists are on the cutting edge of concentrating upcycled proteins and nutrient-dense milk alternatives from plants. Making ingredient lists shorter, plus claims and consumer experiences better, Axiom offers the newest in CLEAR plant proteins ideal for quick absorption & low pH formulations, the only FDA GRAS and sports nutrition-patented rice proteins, plus whole grain-certified milk alts processed in the US, texturized pea/fava from Norway, and so much more. Newest to Axiom is Prozure® a game-changing Probiotic that’s clinically shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
SPINS connects shopper values to product innovation by combining POS data across conventional, eCommerce, and natural channels with deep product knowledge. By translating product data into attributes, we ensure retailers, brands, and their partners know just as much about the products they create, stock, and sell as the shoppers that buy them. These attributes create a common language that promotes collaboration and growth across the ecosystem.
Universal Pure is the largest provider of HPP and food safety solutions across the cold chain and is dedicated to helping ensure the safety and quality of food and beverage products. Universal Pure operates 22 HPP machines across a strategic facility network of locations in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Through its facility footprint, totaling 1.1 million square feet, the company delivers an integrated end-to-end solution and is a trusted partner in refrigerated and frozen storage, HPP, beverage bottling, kitting and assembly, tempering, and other value-added cold chain services.
“Lasenor Group is a leading global producer of a broad range of lecithin and emulsifier solutions enjoying widespread application throughout food and non-food industry spaces.
Our lecithin products include “Giralec” Non-GMO sunflower and “Verolec” Non-GMO Hard IP soybean derived lecithins in fluid, de-oiled, hydrolyzed, instantized and other specialized forms including organic and specialized blends.
Our emulsifier portfolio includes our “Verol” DMG and MDG; “Veracet” ACTEM; “Lactet” LACTEM; “Coris” CITREM; Moglicet” Liquid DATEM; “Verol” PGPR and PGME; “Neoverol” STS and AMP and our “Power of Sun” portfolio of emulsifiers produced from Non-GMO sunflower oil.”
SOCIUS INGREDIENTS offers the highest quality proteins, natural colors, hydrocolloids, and our highly functional GLYLOID® Tamarind Seed Gum and SenseFi® Oat fiber. GLYLOID improves mouthfeel and prevents ice crystal growth in ice cream and is a clean label emulsifier in dressings. SenseFi allows clean label replacement of all other stabilizers in beverages, acts as a fat replacer in ice cream, cooking cream and sauces & dressings and reduces oil uptake in coatings. We also provide application expertise and formulation support in dairy and plant-based applications at our state-of-the-art Technical Center near Chicago O’Hare. Visit us.
“INGIA BIO utilizes bioconversion and precision fermentation to produce natural sweeteners, flavor chemicals, and functional ingredients. We offer the world’s highest purity stevia Reb M 99% as well as specialty glycoside blends to allow brands to easily achieve deep sugar reduction with consumer winning taste.”