• Kalsec Achieves ‘Excellent’ SQF Rating

    Kalsec has once again received an ‘Excellent’ rating during our 2021 annual Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 re-certification, the highest rating possible under the Global Food Safety Initiative. This is Kalsec’s fourth consecutive year of achieving an ‘Excellent’ rating. Kalsec first achieved Level 2 SQF certification in 2014. “We are very proud of this […]

  • Food Safety Across the Supply Chain

    Food safety across the supply chain is integral to providing safe, quality foods for your customers. Each ingredient that is added to a product is a liability, with certain ingredients having higher and lower risks (for example, liquid extracts pose less of a risk than ground spices). Managing food safety along the supply chain is […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2021

    With many aspects of 2021 tentative – travel, consumption preferences, health and wealth – predicting food trends for 2021 is challenging. Covid-19 restrictions are still affecting how people consume food, purchase groceries, eat at restaurants and interact with quick-service restaurants in 2021. Kalsec global market research experts are predicting six trends that we expect to […]

  • Review: Kalsec 2020 Food Trend Predictions

    At the beginning of 2020 Kalsec predicted five food industry trends that we expected to grow over the year: savory snacking, connecting with consumers, plant-based proteins, classic flavors and authentic global flavors. A lot has changed throughout the globe since January 2020 as people and companies adjusted to the effects of an ongoing global pandemic. […]

  • Trend Brief: Regional Flavors

    Consumers find themselves craving specific regional flavors from around the world. As travel is limited in many places, they are attempting to relive it by creating cuisines at home that are specific to certain regions. For example, highlighting Mexican flavors in the kitchen in new recipes that put a spin on comfort foods, or the […]

  • Naturally Sourced Label Preferences

    Kalsec tracks consumer label preferences as they relate to the macro trend for clean label. In 2017, Kalsec conducted U.S.-based research to better understand consumer opinions about perceived differences between ingredients on labels.1 We found that naturally sourced ingredients are increasing in popularity when compared to more chemically derived ingredients. Given the increase in expectation […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2020

    Kalsec 2020 Food Trend Predictions The trend experts at Kalsec carefully reviewed 20 of the top food trend prediction lists below and analyzed research to predict five trends that we expect to see in 2020. From connecting with consumers to authentic global flavors – we expect 2020 to be a year of innovation and meaningfulness, […]

  • eBook: Spicy Perceptions

    Hot and Spicy Food Trends and Industry Insights What is the perception of heat levels in spicy foods? How do these perceptions vary across the globe? Which food applications are ready for spicy innovations? As the leaders in capsicum and pepper extracts, Kalsec conducted new and original consumer, analytical and sensory research to provide food […]

  • Trend Brief: Ice Cream

    What is Trending in Ice Cream? With summer in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere and temperatures rising, we have ice cream on our mind. While walking the floor at the IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Expo last month, we noticed a significant number of innovative flavors for ice cream on display. Or maybe the […]

  • Market Insight: Shareable Natural Colors

    Are Your Colors Shareable? With the growth of social media, color is even more important to product development for food manufacturers. Consumers have long lived by the adage, “We eat with our eyes.” From sharing images of what is on our plate to food-centric events, there is a proliferation of food-focused content across social media […]