Weight Management

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...

Clean Label vs. Unintended Health Effects

Clean Label vs. Unintended Health Effects

Consumers are said to be increasingly drawn to vegetarianism, veganism and products with simplified, understandable ingredient statements. Additionally, encouraging Americans to consume more fruits, vegetables and whole grains is much needed advice for most. However,...

Consumers Lean Toward Simplified, Comprehensible Labels

Consumers Lean Toward Simplified, Comprehensible Labels

Consumers are craving 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 transparent; 83% would value having more in- depth product...

Clean Label Trends Presentation

Clean Label Trends Presentation

Today’s consumers are more health conscious than ever before and nearly half follow a diet that impacts the way they shop for food. This also influences how they regard food components. In fact, 98% believe it’s important for them to consider the ingredients in the...

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,...

Consumer Trends Influence Natural and Weight Management Formulations

Consumer Trends Influence Natural and Weight Management Formulations

An October 21, 2013 report by Packaged Facts entitled “Food Additives: The U.S. Market” says that from 2007 to 2012, the total market value of food additives in the U.S. increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1% to $4.8 billion. It predicts a CAGR of...