Vitamins and Minerals

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...

Advances in Naturally-derived Antioxidants

Advances in Naturally-derived Antioxidants

Feb. 22, 2018--The 2017 Clean Label Conference’s tagline, “Sophisticated Solutions for Simplified Products,” expresses the industry’s challenge of simplifying products and also our belief that food science will deliver solutions. To meet consumer expectations,...

Selecting Natural Sweeteners: Products, Properties and Performance

Selecting Natural Sweeteners: Products, Properties and Performance

December 7, 2017--The 2017 Clean Label Conference’s tagline, “Sophisticated Solutions for Simplified Products,” expresses the industry’s challenge of simplifying products and also our belief that food science will deliver solutions. To meet consumer expectations,...

Clean Labeling: The Chemistry and Application of Natural Flavorings

Clean Labeling: The Chemistry and Application of Natural Flavorings

November 1, 2016–Global Food Forums, Inc. — The following is an excerpt from the “2016 Clean Label Conference Summary,” sponsored by Givaudan, RiceBran Technologies, TIC Gums, Blue Pacific Flavors, World Technology Ingredients, Inc. and IOI Loders Croklaan. “As a...

Processing Technologies and Their Central Role in Clean Label Products

Processing Technologies and Their Central Role in Clean Label Products

  January 8, 2016–Global Food Forums, Inc. — The following is an excerpt from the “2015 Clean Label Report,” sponsored by Loders Croklaan, RiceBran Technologies and SunOpta.  PROCESSING PANEL, Speaker 1: Jeffrey Andrews, "Technology: The Core Ingredient in...

Antioxidant Potential of Plant-based Food Ingredients

Antioxidant Potential of Plant-based Food Ingredients

--October 9, 2015--Global Food Forums, Inc. -- The following is an excerpt from the “2015 Clean Label Report,” sponsored by Loders Croklaan, RiceBran Technologies and SunOpta. Antioxidants are a group of molecules, abundant in plant foods, with unique chemical...

Natural Color in the USA: What Product Developers Need to Know

Natural Color in the USA: What Product Developers Need to Know

October 2, 2015--Global Food Forums, Inc. -- The following is an excerpt from the “2015 Clean Label Report,” sponsored by Loders Croklaan, RiceBran Technologies and SunOpta. Colors are added to food to make up for color losses during processing; to enhance naturally...

Opportunities and Limitations of Natural Antimicrobials

Opportunities and Limitations of Natural Antimicrobials

July 9, 2014, Global Food Forums -- The following is an excerpt from the Ingredion sponsored "2013 Clean Label Conference Report." The primary function of food antimicrobials is food safety; the secondary function is shelflife extension. “In order to be effective as...

Consumer & Market Trends: Opportunities for Simple, Clean & Pure Abound

Consumer & Market Trends: Opportunities for Simple, Clean & Pure Abound

March 21, 2014, Global Food Forums -- The following is an excerpt from the Ingredion-sponsored "2013 Clean Label Conference." Click here for a copy of the report. When it comes to new trends in the clean label movement, Leonardo da Vinci put it best: “Simplicity is...