Clean Labels Now Standard in Food Industry Impacting Picking and Packing
East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/02/2015 -- Over 20% of U.S. products tracked in 2014 featured a clean label positioning, up from 17% in 2013, according to Innova Market Insights data. Significant rises in the use of clean label ingredients have also been tracked, with growing interest in natural sweeteners, such as stevia and monk fruit, natural colors such as those based on spirulina, elderberry, and beetroot, and thickeners such as tragacanth and gellan gums.
Clean labels have moved beyond being a trend and now regarded as standard in the food industry. Consumers are demanding shorter and more recognizable ingredients lists and manufacturers are responding by increasingly highlighting the naturalness and origins of their products. With growing concerns over the lack of a definition of "natural," however, there is a need for more clarity and specificity, with consumers, retailers, industry, and regulators all driving the demand for more transparency in food labeling. This was just one of the areas addressed by Innova Market Insights at its Taste the Trend Pavilion at this year's IFT Food Expo held in Chicago July 12-14.
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