PROGRAM: GENERAL SESSION PRESENTERS
Sophisticated Solutions for Simplified Products
4th Clean Label Conference Program focuses on practical, objective
formulation advice for formulators developing
products with simplified ingredient legends Additional
sessions give insights into the regulatory environment,
consumer trend data and new ingredient technologies.
10 General Session Expert Speakers (not aligned with commercial ingredient suppliers)
15 Technology Snapshot Sessions (15 minutes, jury selected)
3 Application Briefs (15 minutes, natural colorant use)
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An independent jury selects Technology Snapshot Sessions to provide attendees information on new ingredient technologies. Many 2016 sessions were standing room only.
Technical presentations may apply for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification.
Applicable sessions may be submitted toward RCA’s CCS® and/or CRC® recertification. Click logo for more details.
Alan Rownan Biography
Increasing Consumer Confidence and Driving Value through Clean Label Claims Globally
Speaker: Alan Rownan, Research Analyst, Euromonitor International
Driving value in developed markets is becoming
increasingly difficult, and innovating to accommodate evolving consumer
preferences has become of paramount importance for food industry
players. Many strands have grown from the ever-expanding consumer
wish-list, although few movements have had the impact that clean label
has had in various markets, as consumers demand simple, decoded
ingredients listings as bridges of trust and transparency with big food
companies. As demand continues to grow, Euromonitor International will
utilize its new Passport Ethical Labels system to showcase detailed
coverage of the growing value of clean label products across 26,000
brands in 26 strategically selected markets.
Chip English Biography
Emerging Clean Label Claims: Regulations & Liabilities
Speaker: Chip English, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
The term “clean label” has no regulatory definitions, nor
do many of the claims used on “clean labels.” “Clean label” encompasses
concepts from transparency, simplicity, and authenticity to natural and
sustainable. To communicate their products’ desirable traits to
consumers, the food and natural products industry is using similar
far-ranging claims. Examples include clean; cage-free; free-range;
grass-fed; local; fair trade; non-GMO; sugar-, fat-, gluten-, hormone-,
dairy-, preservative-, artificial coloring-, and artificial flavoring-
free; “simply from nature”; bare; stripped; unfiltered; and
cold-pressed; among others. This presentation provides regulatory
updates on existing and emerging clean label-type claims, and offers
thoughts and advice on the use of more inventive, creative, and emerging
declarations, as well as the business, reputation and litigation risks
of doing so.
Steve Young Biography
Formulating Clean Label Dairy (and Non-Dairy) Frozen Desserts
Speaker: Steven Young, Ph.D., Principal, Steven Young Worldwide
Frozen desserts such as ice cream, frozen yogurt and
non-dairy products, are difficult, but not impossible, to formulate as
“clean labeled” products. This is due to the unique nature of how they
are regulated, formulated, manufactured, distributed and ultimately
consumed. Frozen products are the only foods that are specifically
designed, processed, packed, and presented for frozen consumption. This
creates unique technical demands to insure sensory appeal across the
entire intended shelf-life from point of manufacture to time of actual
consumption. The role and function of mix ingredients in light of “clean
labeling” initiatives are explored with formulation guidance,
ingredient options, and novel approaches offered.
11:30am - 12:25am
For more information on how Technology Snapshots are selected, please see our page on how general session and Technology Snapshots are chosen. Submissions are evaluated on factors such as newness in the marketplace, technical details, completeness of submission, contribution to a well-rounded program, impact on an ingredient statement, impact on the food industry overall and how focused the submission is on an ingredient or line as opposed to "corporate capabilities."
Scroll down on this page to see a short description of each Ingredient.
Application Briefs: Colorants
Matthew Taylor Biography
Emerging Research to Practical Approaches on Natural Antimicrobial Use
Speaker: Matthew Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Science, Texas A&M University
Today’s consumer increasingly demands foods bearing clean
labels with easily identifiable ingredients that are familiar and
recognized as safe, responsibly sourced, and do not encourage chronic
disease. Fresh, unprocessed, all-natural, no artificial ingredients:
these claims are favored by many marketers. They are also often
problematic for cost-effective production of safe foods--as rightly
expected by consumers—with sufficient shelf-lives to ensure they are
cost-competitive. From botanicals and bacteriocins to bacteriophages and
fermentates, this presentation provides an update on natural
antimicrobial technologies and approaches available to manufacturers and
explores emerging research in the area.
Melanie Goulson Biography
Selecting Natural Sweeteners: Products, Properties, and Performance
Speaker: Melanie Goulson, MSc, Principal Scientist, Merlin Development and Adjunct Professor, St. Catherine University
Food marketers and other product developers must identify
sweeteners acceptable to consumers seeking natural, healthful products.
Formulators are tasked with making those sweeteners, ranging from
nutritive sweeteners to zero-calorie options, function to their maximum
potential. This presentation explores the physiochemical and sensory
properties of both traditional tools as well as the more recent entrants
in the marketplace that provide sweetness and other desired performance
characteristics in finished products. Insights will be offered into
tactics and strategies that can help troubleshoot difficult formulations
and result in optimally designed products.
Robert McGorrin Biography
Insights into Flavoring Use and the Impact of Clean Labels
Speaker: Robert J. McGorrin, Ph.D., CFS
Jacobs-Root Professor and Department Head, Department of Food Science
& Technology, Oregon State University
Optimum flavor quality and sensory properties are
fundamental to a food product’s consumer acceptance. Beyond ensuring
desirable taste, formulators often need to satisfy multiple criteria.
Major considerations include cost, shelf life, nutritional standards,
and a growing list of attributes such as non-GMO to organic to natural
to consumer-friendly “clean labels.” To meet these consumer demands, the
product development task requires an understanding of the regulatory
framework for the use of flavor ingredients in food and beverage
products. This presentation provides background and considerations on
how flavors are labeled and what claims can be supported. Challenges to
creating globally compliant flavors will also be discussed.
Ronald Visschers Biography
Strategies to Create Consumer-friendly Ingredient Statements
Speakers: Ronald Visschers, Ph.D., Business Line Manager, TNO food research
Consumer confidence in processed foods
is at the heart of clean label challenges. With the goal of designing
clean label products, an effective multi-disciplinary approach has been
developed that combines efforts to increase consumer acceptance,
understand the regulatory framework and that creates friendly labels
through science-based innovations. This presentation looks at the
development of natural methods to eliminate, modify or replace
label-unfriendly additives without losing product quality. The speaker
will focus on science-based approaches for ingredient functionality in
two case studies:• Replacement of gelatin in confectionery products• Challenges in formulation of meat analogues from a protein ingredient perspective
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Lizzy Freier Biography
Aimee Harvey Biography
Consumer & Restaurant Menu Trends: The Clean Label Influence
Speakers: Lizzy Freier and Aimee Harvey, Managing Editors, Technomic Inc.
Consumers increasingly want to know more about their food. Although the initial focus was on consumer packaged foods, the foodservice sector has become increasingly drawn in. This presentation touches on the impact that clean labels have on the restaurant industry. Using Technomic data on both consumer preferences and menu development with regard to clean eating, presenters will analyze what it means for restaurant operators, food manufacturers and distributors. Topics include the changing consumer definitions of health, top and fastest-growing “clean” keyword mentions in the industry and operator survey predictions on clean labeling purchase influencers for the future.
Stevan Angalet Biography
Clean Label for Gluten-free Bakery Products
Speakers: Stevan Angalet, Ph.D., President, Angalet Group International
Gluten-free bakery products’ increasing popularity
coincides with the emerging trend for “clean labels” and is relevant for
a wide spectrum of retail bakery products. Specifically, “clean label”
is the ability to produce a product without the use of chemicals and
often with a simplified ingredient label. However, not all ingredient
options to produce a gluten free bakery product are compliant with clean
label common practice. This presentation looks at both compliant and
non-compliant options in three categories: yeast leavened, chemical
leavened, and unleavened. Examples will include mixes for the consumer
to prepare at home and others will be ready-to-eat. Alternatives for
non-compliant ingredients will also be covered.
Fereidoon Shahidi Biography
Speakers: Fereidoon Shahidi, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
The use of antioxidants for
stabilization of foods and beverages has been in practice for shelf-life
extension and quality preservation purposes. The drive toward products
with clean label and consumer-friendly ingredients has created much
interest in natural antioxidants, mainly from plant sources as well as
certain processing by-products. In addition to structural
characteristics of the ingredients themselves, the system in which the
antioxidants are used and storage conditions of products are important
factors that must be considered in different applications. In order to
maximize antioxidant function, and examine the promising areas of
research and developments for such ingredients, both the theoretical and
practical angles and their implications will be discussed in some
Chr Hansen - Red beet colorant
TECHNOLOGY SNAPSHOTS (Final Jury Results from the Advisory Panel)
Advanced Ingredients-FiberSMART Soluble Tapioca Fiber -- FiberSMART™ Soluble Tapioca is an 89% AOAC validated, non-GMO fiber that effectively controls water activity. The clean label-friendly tapioca source lends itself to a wide range of healthy applications in bars, beverages, bakery and snacks.
Anderson Global Group-- allSWEET® allulose is a natural, non-GMO, low-calorie sugar that exhibits the same low water activity and humectant properties of fructose. allSWEET has been shown to suppress glycemic response and works synergistically to create the perfect natural sweetener system.
Biospringer -- Biospringer will be presenting on a unique line of baker’s yeast extracts that can be used in sweet applications and sweet/savory sauces to enhance caramel and chocolate notes, aid in sugar reduction and give creaminess.
Chr-Hansen -- FruitMax® Redbeet 710 WS is a unique coloring vegetable juice concentrate sourced from beet. It provides a bright red shade at neutral pH and offers superior process and shelflife stability in a multitude of food products.
Corbion -- Ultra Fresh® sets the standard ensured freshness. It delivers the industry-leading enzyme innovations that protect baked products throughout their freshness cycle, from distribution onto the retail shelf and into the hands of consumers.
Corbion -- Verdad® Powders: Combining the advantages of powdered ingredients in a low-sodium, clean label, antimicrobial solution, Corbion’s Verdad Powders help product developers seeking to reduce storage space, optimize freight cost, and minimize flavor impact and blending concerns.
DSM -- CanolaPRO™ is a complete plant protein (PDCAAS = 1), non-GMO, sustainable protein source with a solubility similar to whey protein. It is a highly functional protein across many applications with a clean, slightly sweet flavor profile.
Edlong -- Edlong® Simply Dairy ingredients are high-intensity, natural dairy ingredients that provide increased dairy taste without the soapy notes traditionally associated with enzyme modified dairy. Edlong Simply Dairy offers both clean taste and clean labels.
FiberStar -- Citri-Fi®, a natural citrus fiber, is a functional plating agent that provides up to 25% oil load and contributes viscosity, emulsification stabilization and mouthfeel to food products. Citri-Fi is non GMO, clean label and NOP-compliant.
Givaudan -- Since 1907, Givaudan has been manufacturing a portfolio of ingredients that today help fulfill the growing consumer demand for naturals. By leveraging flavor regulation, these extractives increase label transparency, while maintaining product stability and taste.
Ingredion -- Meet consumer demand for healthier, protein-rich, clean label foods and beverages with the new clean-taste VITESSENCE™ Pulse CT proteins and HOMECRAFT® Pulse CT flours from trusted suppliers, Ingredion and AGT Foods. Visit ingredion.us/pulses.
Kemin -- Acerola: Clean label trends place emphasis on the removal of ascorbate and erythorbate. These ingredients increase the rate of cured color generation during manufacturing and help preserve cured color during shelflife, making removal without replacement detrimental to product quality. Learn about effective, clean label alternatives during this session, without replacement detrimental to product quality. Learn about effective, clean label alternatives during this session.
Kemin -- Oil Soluble Green Tea: Clean label trends place emphasis on the removal of BHA, BHT and TBHQ. Kemin's Oil Soluble Green Tea Extract helps manufacturers achieve this by providing equivalent shelflife protection, while offering a clean label consumers demand.
Kerr Concentrates -- Kerr Concentrates' Sweet Vegetable Solutions are reduced-calorie alternatives to sweeten with simple labeling. Reduce or replace traditional sweeteners with vegetable juice concentrates to address new labeling regulations, benefiting from vegetable servings and vitamin claims.
NutraEx -- NutraEx encapsulation exceeds ordinary blending or agglomeration methods, which produce great tasting sweeteners with excellent solubility. Process locks in proportions which remain shelf-stable. Free-flowing, customized particles means no need for flow agents.
PLT Health -- PhytoShield Flavor Enhancer technology is a form of "self-preservation" that delivers broad-spectrum anti-microbial activity--effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, fungi, molds and yeast--with performance comparable to or better than synthetic preservative technologies.
Sensus America, Inc. -- Sensus America is a leading manufacturer of Chicory Root Fiber, a product line uniquely suited to meet the clean label trend. These natural, non-GMO ingredients easily replace less desirable ingredients, such as sugar, without affecting taste or texture.
TIC Gums -- Ticaloid® PRO 181 AG is a clean label blend of acacia and gellan gum that is used for beverage stabilization. This blend provides excellent emulsification and suspension, enabling the removal of traditional stabilizers and lecithin, while opening new opportunities in high-fat systems.
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