• Modulating Your Flavor Experience

    “I would definitely order that again!” “I love that restaurant – every time I eat there I thoroughly enjoy my food.” We have all had a similar flavor experience, but have you ever considered why you loved that dish or restaurant? What makes food “tasty”? Our perception of flavor is a complex combination of both […]

  • Kalsec 2020 Social Responsibility Report

    Kalsec is proud to announce our corporate 2020 social responsibility (CSR) report. 2020 was a revolutionary year for companies worldwide in terms of social justice, workplace safety, and sustainability. A global pandemic impacted businesses everywhere, and Kalsec was not an exception. While the Covid-19 pandemic altered several goals as we shifted focus, it also helped […]

  • Ensuring Supply Chain Quality with Pesticide Residue Analysis

    Often overlooked during the discussion on food integrity is the potential risk of pesticide contamination. While pesticides have an important role to play in protecting and increasing crop yields for an expanding world population, pesticide residue entering the food chain can pose a risk to human and animal health and must be monitored while limiting […]

  • A Symphony of Flavor

    From the simplest nursery rhyme to the grandest concerto, every piece of music is composed of only twelve notes. The composer’s skill in combining them in new and balanced ways is what turns them into masterpieces. Savory culinary compositions are similar. A chef’s talent is in using the basic building blocks of flavor to craft […]

  • Trend Brief: Organic Food and Beverages

    The global organic market is valued at over 127 billion U.S. dollars, with North America accounting for 40% of the market. Europe accounts for approximately one-third of the global organic market, with Asia growing rapidly also. Organic food and beverage launches are on the rise as consumers increasingly seek products with organic ingredients. According to […]

  • 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 […]