Food Regulations

Customized Chemical Risk Assessment

Customized Chemical Risk Assessment

Customized Chemical Risk Assessment A CORE PRINCIPLE of the clean label movements is that consumers expect transparency in the foods they eat. This translates to expectations that the food will be safe in all aspects. While food safety plans have always focused on...

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...

Certification of Ingredient Supply Chains

Certification of Ingredient Supply Chains

Mincing no words in his presentation covering the certification of ingredient supply chains, Steve Taormina, Business Manager, NSF International, warned of major battles brewing in the food certification arena in his presentation “Behind the Label: Clean Label ‘Musts’...

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...

Research on Enhancing and Stabilizing Natural Colorants

Research on Enhancing and Stabilizing Natural Colorants

Research on enhancing and stabilizing natural colorants reveals new potential benefits of using natural pigments—an important consideration, considering the mainstream and social media’s outpouring of information, whether accurate or not, regarding adverse health...

Ingredient Labeling, Regulatory Risk & Consumer Confidence

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 Labeling Considers...

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,...

Managing a Clean Label Supply Chain

Managing a Clean Label Supply Chain

“As you have all probably come to realize by now, we are dealing with a clean label market that is still quite immature,” said Will Lennon, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Imbibe, a beverage development company. “This means that pricing hasn’t yet equilibrated;...

Cost of Clean Labels Presentation

Cost of Clean Labels Presentation

Both small and behemoth brands are answering the critical call for cleaner and higher quality ingredients. There are many challenges, however, associated with implementing a supply chain to meet this demand. This session addressed solutions to overcome some specific...