LP: Clean

  • Trend Brief: Clean Label Colors

    The definition of clean label varies by region, market and customer while continuously evolving as consumer demand changes. We talk about clean label as the consumers’ favorable perception of labels with less complicated and chemical-sounding ingredients. For example, a product that is considered clean label by a consumer in the U.S. may not be considered […]

  • Case Study: Stabilizing Nuts Against Rancidity

    Nuts face a wide range of oxidation challenges, both intrinsic and extrinsic. Their high fat and fatty acid compositions can make them susceptible to rancidity in a very short period of time. Storage and packaging can also have an impact because of exposure to air and light. These challenges brought us a customer who was […]

  • Extend the Shelf Life of Meat and Poultry…Naturally

    Microbial spoilage in minimally processed meat products is a serious concern during storage and distribution. Temperature variations, extended distances of distribution and various other environmental factors can foster rancid flavors, discoloration and the growth of spoilage organisms in meat products. Chemical-sounding oxidation inhibitors and antimicrobials may help extend shelf life but are not popular choices […]

  • Acerola Extract for Meat Protection

    Acerola has been increasingly used in food products as a clean label ingredient to provide nutrition as well as functionality. From 2017 to 2019, over two hundred new products were launched globally that use acerola extract in their formulation, among which, meat products are a major application (Mintel, 2020). The acerola (Malpighia emarginata D.C.) tree […]

  • Case Study: Natural Heat Extracts for Fried Foods

    The Need for a Clean Label Food manufacturers must pay close attention to their ingredient lists to meet growing consumer and wholesale demand for clean labels. This can be particularly challenging in fried food applications, where high-performing ingredients tend to be artificial to survive the frying process. Recently, the need for cleaner labels combined with […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trend Brief: Fermented Beverages

    Fermented Beverage Innovation This month we are diving into the fermented trend and looking at a subcategory of this trend – fermented beverages. What comes to mind when you think of the term ‘fermented beverage?’ This trend category ranges from emerging options like kombucha to spiked seltzers and even beer with chocolate – double the […]

  • White Paper: Ensuring Oxidative Stability in Meat

    Clean Label Solutions Consumers consider convenience when making purchase decisions, which enables processed meat products to be an important food category. In addition, these consumers want meat with a clean (and clear) label. They want the best meat options to support their lifestyle; whether that is a ready-to-eat product like beef jerky or a high-protein […]

  • 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 […]

  • Consumer Trends: Clean to Clear Label

    Clean Label Expectations Clean label is a macro trend and expectation for premium products. This trend is evolving and expanding as younger generations enter the workforce and gain buying power, therefore influencing trends. Understanding what consumers are looking for on their label affects almost every aspect of product development. Regardless of how great a product […]