What is shelf life anyway?
The factors that affect shelf life.
What actually ends a product’s shelf life?
Are you trying to avoid an unnecessary or non-consumer-friendly ingredient declaration? Are you looking to build a clean label? Or do you ever wonder if a specific ingredient falls under the definition for “incidental additives” and may be exempt from an ingredient listing?
Earlier this year, Q1 held their 6th Annual Food Labeling Conference in Arlington, Virginia, where over one hundred representatives of the food industry gathered to discuss evolving regulatory issues within the food world. In today’s fast track to launch environment and short product lifecycles, organizations are challenged by the slow movement of supporting regulations and are forced to make calculated risks to satisfy their ever-demanding consumers. There were many excellent discussions and presenters at this conference, but they all had a basic theme that can be summarized in five key takeaways: Continue Reading
The evolving regulatory and consumer demands for “healthy” products with “clean labels” are challenging food and beverage manufacturers in North America. How can sugar, sodium and fat levels be reduced in products in order to meet public health goals, yet the products still retain a “crave-able” flavor and texture to satisfy consumer expectations?