• 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 […]

  • DuraShield™ Food Protection Blends for Plant-Based Alternative Proteins

    DuraShield™ Natural Food Protection Blends combine the power of antioxidants with the safety and security of our antimicrobials in one convenient product. In this webinar, you will learn more about this innovative new alternative for developing safer, longer lasting products, specifically, plant-based alternative meats. Andrew Lee Ph.D., Senior R&D Manager-Food Protection at Kalsec, will walk […]

  • 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 […]

  • Oxidative Stability of Commodity Oils

    A primary quality concern for frying oil and oil-containing food products is oxidative stability. Unstable oils can rapidly oxidize and lead to undesirable aromas and flavors (cardboard, paint, and fishy notes). Increasing Shelf Life of Commodity Oils A stable oil leads to not only increased shelf-life of the oil itself, but also to the final […]

  • 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: 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 […]