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Flavor Formation: Does Natural Mean Clean Label?

Flavor Formation: Does Natural Mean Clean Label?

In looking at flavor formation, does natural mean clean label? “All natural” and “clean label” do not necessarily equate with one another, began Deepthi K. Weerasinghe, Ph.D., Principal, dP3 Consulting, in his presentation “Formation of Flavor—Is Natural the same as...

Food Safety of Clean-Labeled Foods

Food Safety of Clean-Labeled Foods

As an expert on food safety and food perservation, Kathleen Glass, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Food Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is concerned about food safety of clean-labeled foods. She is, afterall, a self-professed “preservative...

Natural Antimicrobial Research

Natural Antimicrobial Research

November 15, 2017 - In his presentation, “Emerging Research to Practical Approaches on Natural Antimicrobial Use,” Mathew Taylor, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, shed light not only on the use of natural antimicrobials, but he also explained why there isn’t a host of...

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”...

Finding Clean Label Antimicrobials

Finding Clean Label Antimicrobials

October 16, 2015 - There is a market demand for fresh products with extended shelflife. TNO, the Netherlands-based company, has made a commitment to identify and isolate antimicrobial compounds from a variety of sources as part of their effort to help find “clean...

Taste Physiology of Sweeteners

Taste Physiology of Sweeteners

November 12, 2014 - When it comes to making foods sweeter in a "clean label way,” there are ways to do it naturally and simply, besides using sugar. Some approaches take advantage of the connection between taste and smell, thereby employing considerations and taste...

Clean and Friendly Flavors

Clean and Friendly Flavors

September 5, 2014 - The first step in using clean and friendly flavors is to understand the regulations. A lengthy list of compounds that may be termed “natural flavor” is provided in Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 101.22. They include the “essential oil,...

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...

Managing Food Safety, Litigation & Risk

Managing Food Safety, Litigation & Risk

What is clean labeling? There is no uniform definition, but in part, clean labeling is a response to consumers’ lack of knowledge regarding food science and safety, explained Anthony Pavel of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in his presentation titled "When Natural...

Clean Labels: Implications & Strategies

Clean Labels: Implications & Strategies

April 1, 2014 - Clean labels may be “tipping to the mainstream;” so predicted Leslie Skarra, CEO, at Merlin Development, Inc. The trend in the U.S. is small, but growing and “snowballing” in the UK and Europe. Baby Boomers have been driving  the expansion with...