Kemin Food Technologies has enhanced its North American website with a new interactive guide titled, “Baking a difference today and tomorrow.” The guide for bakery and snack producers helps users learn more about clean label solutions to ensure products stay fresher, longer and succeed in the dynamic and competitive marketplace.
According to Mintel’s Packaged Bread US March 2021, consumers seek food products that do not contain unwanted ingredients and carry all-natural claims on the product label.1 Taste, however, remains a critical component to brand success, as flavor, texture and freshness outrank clean label in importance. These consumer priorities challenge bakery and snack manufacturers to balance a label that appeals to consumers—with a high-quality sensory experience that delivers the crispiness, crunchiness or chewiness consumers seek in snack and bakery products.
“In the snack and bakery category, products that are formulated with fewer ingredients but still offer high nutritional value, such as reduced fat and increased proteins and fiber content, continue to grow in popularity,” said Courtney Schwartz, Marketing Director, Kemin Food Technologies – North America.
“Fats and oils are key components in many baking and snack formulations and finding clean-label solutions to protect product quality and shelf life is critical to manufacturers. Kemin’s new interactive guide highlights a variety of ways producers can replace undesirable ingredients with effective clean-label solutions to ensure products stay as fresh as possible for as long as possible.”
The Kemin interactive bakery and snack guide demonstrates how the right clean label solution can provide stability while meeting a brand’s goals for clean, simple labels. These benefits includes:
• Retaining the fresh appearance and sensory qualities of snack foods by delaying oxidation and extending shelf life with Kemin plant extract blends
• Extending the shelf life and maintaining the texture of baked goods while reducing microbes and mold, with Kemin mold inhibitors and food safety ingredients
• Maintaining the texture and quality of tortillas, with Kemin’s full range of label-friendly dough conditioners, enzyme blends and batch packs to create products that stay soft, moist and pliable throughout their shelf life
The Kemin team understands how different factors—including mixing procedures, processing and storage temperatures, water activity and pH levels—affect the shelf life and consumer appeal of customers’ products. Kemin’s formulation experts help manufacturers solve formulation challenges—from the simple to the complex—to ensure products stay fresher and safer for longer so consumers can enjoy them at every stage of shelf life. With formulation expertise and an extensive portfolio of shelf-life solutions, Kemin helps manufacturers achieve “claimability’”with label claims that meet consumers’ demands without sacrificing shelf life or sensory appeal.
Download the interactive guide “Baking a difference today and tomorrow.”
Learn more about Kemin Food Technologies – North America’s range of antioxidants; plant extracts and blends; mold inhibitors and food safety ingredients; and dough conditioners, enzyme blends and batch packs for bakery and snack products.
About Kemin Industries
Kemin Industries (www.kemin.com) is a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services. The company supplies over 500 specialty ingredients for human and animal health and nutrition, pet food, aquaculture, nutraceutical, food technologies, crop technologies, textile, biofuel and animal vaccine industries.
For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products.
Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 3,000 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.