Dairy Alternatives

Hydrocolloids as Plant-Based Clean Label Tools

Hydrocolloids as Plant-Based Clean Label Tools

HYDROCOLLOIDS ARE IMPORTANT components of many food products. With consumers demanding more clean label and plant-based products, what must a food manufacturer consider when choosing a hydrocolloid for a new plant-based product? Nesha Zalesny, MBA, Technical...

Hill Pharma Ortiva Rice Milk

Hill Pharma Ortiva Rice Milk

Ortiva® Rice Milk. Got Rice? Ortiva® Rice Milk is a clean label formulation alternative to dairy, soy, and almond milk.The Global Food Forums Technology Snapshot Advisory Panel selected this ingredient for a Technology Snapshot presentation for the 2020 Clean Label...

Hydrocolloids for Clean Label Plant-Based Products

Hydrocolloids for Clean Label Plant-Based Products

Replacing traditional protein sources with plant-based proteins often results in a variety of problems such as lack of mouthfeel and body to off-flavors. Hydrocolloids can play a large role in solving these issues. Current plant based milk, yogurt, ice cream and meat...

Transitioning Omnivores Shift Toward Plant-Based Diets

Transitioning Omnivores Shift Toward Plant-Based Diets

“Where does ‘science’ meet a company’s marketing objectives?” And, what does ‘clean label’ mean?” So enquired Rachel Cheatham, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Foodscape Group, LLC in her presentation titled “Delivering Clean Label to the Transitioning Omnivore.” “There are...

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...

Shift to Plant Based Diets Presentation

Shift to Plant Based Diets Presentation

Consumers want clean label foods they can trust, along with an expressed desire to include more plant-based foods in their daily diets for health and sustainability reasons. This “flexitarian” approach of the Transitioning Omnivore creates a dynamic intersection of...

Answering the Challenge: Label-friendly Emulsifiers and Surfactants

Answering the Challenge: Label-friendly Emulsifiers and Surfactants

October 29, 2015--Global Food Forums, Inc. -- The following is an excerpt from the “2015 Clean Label Report,” sponsored by Loders Croklaan, RiceBran Technologies and SunOpta. Researchers have explored a wide variety of natural, clean label emulsifiers and surfactants....

Going Au Naturel: Coloring Considerations

Going Au Naturel: Coloring Considerations

November 25, 2014, Global Food Forums -- The following is an excerpt from the Ingredion-sponsored "2013 Clean Label Conference Report."  Neither FDA nor the EU has a legal definition of “natural” colorants; however, consumers and marketing departments seem to have a...