Food Labeling

Uncertain Clean Label Regulatory Environment

Uncertain Clean Label Regulatory Environment

Will FDA issue regulations defining natural and redefining healthy? Or will these claims become less common on food packages due to the risk of challenge? What are the implications for development of the clean label category, when ingredients disfavored by some...

Clean Label Dairy Ingredients Offer Functionality

Clean Label Dairy Ingredients Offer Functionality

March 27, 2018 — As part of the clean label trend, consumers are demanding removal of ingredients from food that they perceive as not “clean,” or unhealthy, yet there are a whole host of clean label dairy ingredients that not only provide consumer-friendly labels, but...

Ingredient Labeling, Regulatory Risk & Consumer Confidence

Ingredient Labeling, Regulatory Risk & Consumer Confidence

March 27, 2018 — In dealing with clean food and beverage package labels, “we are really dealing with consumer perceptions,” said Lauren Swann, MS, RD, LDN, President of Concept Nutrition, Inc. This spells opportunity, she proposed in her presentation “Ingredient...

2018 Clean Label Conference

2018 Clean Label Conference

Sophisticated Solutions for Simplified Products RELATED LINKS:  Clean Label Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors Directory  Clean Label R&D Academy All Global Food Forums Clean Label Events The 5th annual Clean Label Conference was held March 27-28, 2018, Itasca,...

Ingredient Labeling Presentation

Ingredient Labeling Presentation

How an ingredient is named on a food label is vital to a product’s consumer appeal. Such names must also comply with government requirements that can be either detailed regulatory definitions, general policy guidelines or simply established industry practices. To...

Consumers Lean Toward Simplified Labels

Consumers Lean Toward Simplified Labels

March 29, 2018 — Consumers lean toward simplified labels and additionally crave transparency now more than ever. Clean label is the industry’s response to that need for label transparency. “Today, 94% of consumers feel that it is important for brands to be...

Advances in Natural Antioxidants

Advances in Natural Antioxidants

Advances in Natural Antioxidants As he is wont to do, Professor Fereidoon Shahidi, of Memorial University of Newfoundland, somehow managed to cram an encyclopedic overview of the functions of phenolic and amino acid-based antioxidants in foods and health into a...

The Clean Label Influence on Restaurant Menus

The Clean Label Influence on Restaurant Menus

The Clean Label Influence on Restaurant Menus Approximately 50% of U.S. consumers' food expenditures are allocated to food eaten away from the home. The foodservice and restaurant industries also function as important trend leaders. Lizzy Freier and Aimee Harvey,...

Creating Consumer-friendly Ingredient Statements

Creating Consumer-friendly Ingredient Statements

Creating Consumer-friendly Ingredient Statements Ronald Visschers, Ph.D., Business Line Manager, TNO food research Challenged with the need to reformulate products with clean labels, manufacturers have the options to eliminate, modify or replace offending ingredients,...

Insights into Flavoring Clean Labels

Insights into Flavoring Clean Labels

December 20, 2017 - The paradox of flavor is that its presence is tiny in the total composition of foods, yet it is a primary driver of consumer acceptance. Professor Robert J. McGorrin, Oregon State University, provided insights into flavoring clean labels as he...