Effective Use of Colors for Optimal Flavor Perception

Posted on:November 10, 2019

Clean labeling efforts may mean colorants will be avoided, yet color may prove essential in capturing how consumers perceive a food product, noted Debra Zellner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Montclair State University, and Affiliated Faculty Member at Monell Chemical … Continue reading


Flavor Use: Is Natural Necessarily Clean Label?

Posted on:October 20, 2019

“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 Clean Label?” In the absence of a regulatory definition for … Continue reading


Research on New Methods to Enhance and Stabilize Natural Colorants

Posted on:November 15, 2018

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


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


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

Posted on:October 2, 2015

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 … Continue reading


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