• Natural Sources of Yellow Colour Extracts

    Are you familiar with the natural sources used to make yellow colour extracts? Caty Meleuc, Colours Technical Specialist – Europe, discusses natural sources for yellow colour extracts and why one might use one of these hues in a food or beverage. Why use a yellow colour extract? How a product looks impacts the consumer’s purchase […]

  • Chef’s Take: Chicken Sandwich Wars

    It seems like everywhere one looks, there is a new fried chicken sandwich recipe from a quick service restaurant (QSR). Each of these new product releases have a few components in common – a toasty bun or biscuit, fried chicken, a creamy sauce, and pickles. Where did this trend start? Where is it going? We […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2022

    Kalsec global market research experts are predicting five trends that we expect to guide the global food industry in 2022. It is important and interesting to note that many of these trends are complementary. For example, reductionism can also lead to an increase in interest for homemade hot and spicy foods and healthy hybrids like […]

  • Final Review of Kalsec’s 2021 Food Trend Predictions

    At the beginning of 2021 Kalsec predicted six food industry trends that we expected to grow over the year: functional food and beverages, celebrating culture with cuisine, a force for good, innovations in prepared and takeout meals, specific spices and ingredients 2.0 and classics with a modern twist. A lot has changed throughout the globe […]

  • Trend Brief: Snack Bars

    Snacks are evolving as trends change, and snack bars tend to lead the way. As more consumers return to work, many are opting for snack bars to help with the transition to being back on-the-go. After spending more time preparing meals, many consumers have found that they do not want to sacrifice the luxury of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Natural Colors and Coloring Foods

    What is the difference between natural colors and coloring foods? Why is one term used rather than the other? Both natural colors and coloring foods are used to give food appealing colors; both come from natural raw materials. Regional regulations vary, creating complex food labeling requirements around the globe. In the United States, the most […]

  • 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 […]