Uncertainty Leaves Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

Posted on:April 1, 2019

Click to Enlarge “SUGAR REDUCTION may be the top-cited dietary priority globally, but consumers aren’t quite willing to give up sweeteners completely,” said Julie Johnson, General Manager, HealthFocus International. She also noted that consumer perceptions of sweeteners are complicated. Johnson … Continue reading


Clean Label Challenges

Posted on:November 15, 2018

In addition to its role in modulating taste, aroma and color, Sugar Serves as both bulking agent and texture modulator. It affects flow properties, crystallization, as well as interfacial and network formation in complex food systems. A presentation by Jerome … Continue reading


Research on New Methods to Enhance and Stabilize Natural Colorants

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Food colorants have joined consumers’ growing demand for clean label and natural ingredients, particularly considering mainstream and social media’s outpouring of information, whether accurate or not, regarding adverse health effects from the consumption of synthetic colors. Colorants made from natural … Continue reading


Consumers Lean Toward Simplified, Comprehensible Labels

Posted on:November 14, 2018

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- … Continue reading


Microbial Control in Clean Label Products

Posted on:November 13, 2018

Although our industry and government remain mostly focused on pathogen control, “spoilage control is a more difficult challenge to address,” said Peter Taormina, Ph.D., President, Etna Consulting Group. “Pathogens are the primary culprits in food safety; they are the organisms … Continue reading


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