TIC Gums hydrocolloid systems provide important texture and stability options and help food and beverage manufacturers meet clean label requirements.

As consumers demand shorter label declarations and recognizable ingredients, formulators are challenged to create products that meet common requirements such as “organic,” “all natural” and “non-GMO.” These same consumers also search for ingredients they perceive to be healthy—such as vitamins and protein.

The addition of nutritional-based ingredients—and limited stabilizer options—presents a new combination of challenges to formulators. Faced with limited time and resources to provide these clean label options, manufacturers must look to new technologies to balance consumer demands, changing industry trends and their own product development objectives.

Clean Label Formulation Solutions
For a more efficient and accelerated form of communication during the product development process, TIC Gums utilizes the “Targeting Texture Tool” to standardize the way product texture is described between developers and food scientists.

For example, TIC works with customers to deconstruct a combination term, such as “creamy,” into individual texture attributes such as “mouth coating,” “denseness” and “mixes with saliva.” This process can help determine a customer’s most important finished product attributes. From there, TIC Gum scientists can recommend the best hydrocolloid solution to build up those attributes therefore reducing overall development time with unnecessary trial and error.

Visit ticgums.com/lexicon to reference the Targeting Texture Tool.

TIC Gums’ complete portfolio of clean label options address both key functionality needs and textural components in food and beverages. TIC’s Gum Gurus® have an advanced knowledge of clean label hydrocolloids and the formulation expertise to help customers determine the best solutions to meet their desired label requirements. Understanding the versatility of gum systems allows TIC to formulate new products and reformulate existing product lines.

TIC Gums Gurus® are at the ready to help manufacturers use this information and recommend the best possible clean label texture and stability options. Please call the technical service hotline at (800) 899-3953 or visit ticgums.com/chat to speak with a specialist.