Emulsifiers, stabilizers, hydrocolloids

TerraVia auction set for September 11

TerraVia auction set for September 11

By Elaine Watson

Assuming that there are suitors willing to top Corbion’s $20m stalking horse bid for the algae-fueled company, an auction for some or all of TerraVia's assets will take place on September 11 in New York at the offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell...

IFT 2017: Clean label moves beyond the ingredients list

IFT 2017 part two: Clean label moves beyond the ingredients list

By Elaine Watson

'Clean label' used to be about ousting artificial (or artificial-sounding) ingredients from food labels, but is beginning to move beyond what must be declared on the ingredients list to cover incidental additives, pesticide residues, and animal...

Chobani Smooth hits stores this month (MSRP $1.79 for a 2-pack) and is available in peach, strawberry, vanilla, blueberry, and black cherry flavors

COO: 'We’re in a stable financial position both from an operating point of view and a capital point of view'

Chobani moves beyond Greek with Smooth launch: 'We're a yogurt company, not a Greek yogurt company'

By Elaine Watson

Chobani – which disrupted the US dairy category a decade ago with its Greek yogurt – is now aiming to do the same in the non-Greek segment with the launch of Chobani Smooth, a low fat, mild-tasting blended fruit yogurt with twice the protein, 25% less...

Ocean's Balance to showcase kelp puree at IFT 2017

Ocean's Balance to showcase kelp puree at IFT 2017

By Elaine Watson

Maine-based Ocean’s Balance is unveiling a new kelp purée at the IFT show in Las Vegas this year, where it will showcase a series of dishes made with the calcium-, iron-, and folate-packed ingredient.

'GoCleanLabel certified' scheme rolls out, but what does it mean?

Attorney: ‘Slapping another undefined term on packages that could be attacked legally’ is risky

'GoCleanLabel certified' scheme rolls out, but what does it mean?

By Elaine Watson

A new 'clean label' certification scheme has been launched in the US market as the concept of ‘clean’ eating continues to gain traction. But will CPG brands embrace the ‘Go Clean Label Certified’ logo, and are there risks to using a term that...

Maintaining mouth feel and shelf life is a challenge in the new era of clean label formulation.  Cargill photo.

Clean label drive spurs innovation in texturizers, preservatives

By Hank Schultz

The challenges of clean label formulation might hit hardest at the humblest of ingredients, texturizers and preservatives—those behind-the-scenes stage hands that do the dirty work of making food formulations palatable and shelf stable.

Daiya Foods: Dairy Pride Act is a solution looking for a problem

Daiya Foods VP: The Dairy Pride Act is a solution looking for a problem

By Elaine Watson

The Dairy Pride Act, which seeks to crack down on the use of dairy-derived labels for plant-based products on the grounds shoppers are being misled, is a “solution looking for a problem,” claims the marketing boss of one of the leading players in the...

Good Karma dairy-free yogurts are available in blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, plain and raspberry flavors

Good Karma CEO eyes $600m opportunity in plant-based yogurt category

By Elaine Watson

In the natural channel, says Good Karma CEO Doug Radi, plant-based options account for 25% of dollar sales of fluid ‘milk,’ but just 8% of yogurt sales. In the conventional channel, meanwhile, the figures are 8% and 1% respectively. “So if you close the...

Pros & cons of carrageenan weighed at NOSB ahead of vote to delist it

Pros & cons of carrageenan weighed at NOSB ahead of vote to delist it

By Elizabeth Crawford

Advocates for and against allowing organic products to continue using the non-organic thickener carrageenan argued their cases in front of the National Organic Standards Board Wednesday ahead of the advisory committee’s vote on the issue Thursday.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast:The rise & future potential of grass fed claims

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast:The rise & future potential of grass fed claims

By Elizabeth Crawford

Grass-fed claims on products are a beacon for consumers who are health-conscious, want minimally processed food and care about animal welfare, and as such manufacturers increasingly are using them on products across categories and channels to drive up...

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New research tackles carrageenan safety concerns

By Elizabeth Crawford

New research attempts to set the record straight on the safety of carrageenan – a controversial but widely used stabilizer and thickening ingredient that has been called into question as a potential cause of inflammation. 

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Pectin's "a-peeling" future

Familiar, plant-based, highly functional… today's pectin ticks off a lot of boxes for consumers and product developers alike. Learn how this humble...

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