Synergy Flavors’ new TRU Stories portal is a new ingredient education resource for food formulators
September 12, 2018
Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy in their pursuit of healthier food and beverage options that offer both a clean label and a delicious sensory experience. In fact, 75% of US consumers claim to read food product ingredient labels, according to Innova Market Insights.
Everything starts at the ground level. Initial distribution of ingredients was based on regional availability and classic preservation techniques. A return to roots is happening. When the farm-to-table trend hit restaurants, it was a game-changer. The landscape shifted, and specific farms were highlighted on menus. Farmers, in turn, gained name recognition for humanely raised poultry and meats, unique herbs, and heirloom varietals of corn, tomatoes, plums, and other produce.
Brenntag distributing Silvateam’s clean label Aglupectins in US and Canada
August 28, 2018
Silvateam has dedicated more than 160 years to plant-based extracts. Located in Northern Italy, Silvateam produces products used in a large range of applications such as food, beverages, and animal health and nutrition.
Packaged Facts’ report examines the influential shift in consumerism towards products that are natural, organic, clean label, and humane
July 23, 2018
More than half (53%) of adults say they are buying more natural and organic foods than ever before, and nearly half are buying more organic foods through standard supermarkets as organic selections have expanded.
Organic Trade Association survey puts 2017 organic growth rate at six times the pace of overall food market
July 18, 2018
The growth rate for organic food sales was below 2016’s 9% pace and was impacted by markedly slow growth in the big organic dairy and egg category. However, it was well above that of the overall food market, which nudged up 1.1%.
Organic opportunity abounds for product development with gum acacia
July 12, 2018
OTA noted that “the growth rate for organic food sales was below 2016’s 9% pace and was impacted by markedly slow growth in the big organic dairy and egg category. Nevertheless, it was well above that of the overall food market, which nudged up 1.1%.
Naturex using IFT to showcase new plant-based alternative to EDTA
June 26, 2018
XtraBlend® RN is the result of a major research program conducted by Naturex that explored the chelating and free radical scavenging properties of more than 400 botanicals. Since they are familiar and clearly understood to be of natural origin, botanical extracts resonate well with consumers.
Ingredion launches NOVATION PRIMA 309 and 609 organic functional native starches
June 15, 2018
NOVATION PRIMA 309 and 609 organic native corn starches provide a comparable viscosity and gel strength to modified starches, yet qualify for a simple, “organic corn starch” label while providing cold-temperature stability. The certified-organic corn starches are unique, providing both process tolerance and cold-temperature stability. The starches create a smooth, short texture that, once cooked, do not set to a gel or cause syneresis, even after several freeze/thaw cycles.
Corbion takes organic baking to new heights with addition to Pristine® portfolio
June 15, 2018
The latest addition to the already robust Pristine® range of clean-label dough conditioners can be used in both organic and non-GMO formulations, and consistently outperforms competing products—delivering better machinability and oven spring, increased volume and, in some cases, reduced mix time.
CEO Gilbert Ghostine adds, “At Firmenich, we are passionate about mastering taste across all its dimensions, from being at the source of the best quality of natural ingredients, all the way to creating unique experiences that consumers love. In a world of increasingly label-conscious consumers, our Natural and Clean Label platform is dedicated to developing a portfolio of the most authentic taste profiles that our customers and their consumers can trust.”
Check out the May 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sweetener blends and sugar reduction, the increasing reliance on natural gums and fibers, new fruit and vegetable offerings, and much more.