Do Clean Labels Have Unintended Health Consequences?

Posted on:October 3, 2019

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 Unintended Health Consequences?” Clean … 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


Ingredient Labeling, Regulatory Risk & Consumer Confidence

Posted on:November 2, 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, she proposes, spells opportunity. There is no (U.S.) government designation for what … Continue reading


Consumers’ Focus on Health and Wellness Drives Clean-Labeled Product Demand

Posted on:October 29, 2018

Consumers are very passionate about clean label issues, and clean label category segments are growing much faster than their traditional counterparts. Untapped clean-label opportunities exist in various fresh and packaged-foods categories, such as frozen pizza, luncheon meats, salad dressing, sweet … Continue reading


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