Fats and Oils

‘Free-From’ Labeling Trends

‘Free-From’ Labeling Trends

February 1, 2017 - “In a retail environment, whether it’s in-store or online, ‘free-from’ is a promise increasingly seen on labels—whether it’s gluten-free, allergen-free, dairy-free, hormone-free, or free from artificial flavors or GMOs,” said Carl Jorgensen, MSc,...

Clean Label Bakery Formulations

Clean Label Bakery Formulations

November 15, 2015 - When it comes to clean label bakery formulations, what’s old really is new again, said David Busken, Consultant, Bakery Formulations. In preparation for his talk, Busken reviewed bakery formulations dating back decades and marveled at how “clean”...

Label-friendly Emulsifiers & Surfactants

Label-friendly Emulsifiers & Surfactants

October 29, 2015 - Researchers have explored a wide variety of natural, label-friendly emulsifiers & surfactants. “Unfortunately, industry faces significant hurdles to commercialization for some of these products. Current natural emulsifiers will probably never...

A Food Scientist’s Approach to Organics

A Food Scientist’s Approach to Organics

November 21, 2014 -  Sharon Herzog, Director of R&D, Country Choice Organics, possesses a unique Product Development Toolbox for organic products addressed regulatory compliance, knowledge of ingredients, and their functionality processing and packaging....

Opportunities & Limitations of Natural Antimicrobials

Opportunities & Limitations of Natural Antimicrobials

July 9, 2014 - The primary function of food antimicrobials is food safety; the secondary function is shelflife extension; and there are several opportunities & limitations of natural antimicrobials. “In order to be effective as an antimicrobial,” explained...

Emerging & Applied Clean Label Starches

Emerging & Applied Clean Label Starches

April 18, 2014 - The topic of emerging and applied clean label starches is comprehensive and involved. Starch is a natural carbohydrate polymer packed into a granule. Its shape, size and morphology depend on the plant species. Starch granules contain both linear and...

Market Trends: Simple & Clean Opportunities

Market Trends: Simple & Clean Opportunities

March 21, 2014 - When it comes to new trends in the clean label movement, Leonardo da Vinci put it best: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” In viewing market trends: simple & clean opportunities abound. Purity and simplicity have taken clean label by...

Natural Antioxidants Maximize Shelflife

Natural Antioxidants Maximize Shelflife

October 30, 2013 — Antioxidants, when present in food or in the body at low levels, can delay, control or prevent oxidative processes leading to food quality deterioration or initiation and propagation of degenerative diseases. Antioxidants are generally phenolic and...