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


Polyols: Properties, Trends & Labeling

Posted on:September 5, 2018

Click to Enlarge “Sugars can be classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides or mixtures, such as corn syrup. The key to using polyols for sugar reduction is to select a polyol with similar structure and functional properties as the sugar that you … Continue reading


Natural Sweetener Characteristics and Uses

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Click to Enlarge Sweeteners have a variety of functional properties, including taste, texture and crystal control, among others. Yet, with diabetes on the rise and an increased focus on nutrition and well-being, consumers are demanding more healthful products, including those … Continue reading


Does Sugar Cause Obesity?

Posted on:August 12, 2018

“So, when you see someone who is obese…do you ask, ‘Is it too much sugar; is it too much carbohydrate; or is it just too [insert colorful adjective] much?” Professor Julie Miller Jones, of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, … Continue reading


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