• 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 […]

  • The Making of a Culinary Artist

    Great chefs are both born and made. Kalsec’s culinary team draws on their backgrounds, preferences and unique experiences to craft flavors from the exciting and new to the comfortable and familiar. We want to share more about the people who craft Kalsec Taste and Sensory Solutions each and every day, beginning with Chef Anna Cheely. […]

  • Trend Brief: Plant-Based Proteins

    The trend for plant-based snacks and foods continues to grow, with plant-based foods retailing for more than $7 billion in 2020, a 27% growth rate overall according to Food Dive. Plant-based proteins continue to gain traction globally, with 57% of U.S. households purchasing plant-based foods in 2020. We are seeing plant-based snacks evolve, with new […]

  • 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 […]

  • Plant-Based Protein Sources

    Health and sustainability concerns have caused a major shift in consumer diets to include plant-based food sources. With growing concerns about climate change and a growing need for sustainable protein sources, plant-based diets are now in the spotlight as one of many critical solutions. The Need for Plant-Based Proteins There is an increasing awareness among […]

  • 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. […]