Natural Brown, Sepia, and Dark Gold Food Colorants Show New Possibilities for Product Developers

Caramel colors account for approximately 80% of all color additives used in foods and beverages

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Caramel colors are among the oldest food colorings, used in the food industry to impart an appealing appearance to food products since the 1800s. Today, caramel colors account for approximately 80% of all color additives used in foods and beverages, appearing in products such as, spirits, sauces, baked goods, processed meats, and even pet foods. Read More

Conrad, Olivia. “Natural Brown, Sepia, and Dark Gold Food Colorants Show New Possibilities for Product Developers.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 2 Aug. 2021, http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/125823-natural-brown-sepia-and-dark-gold-food-colorants-show-new-possibilities-for-product-developers.

The Rise of Clean Label Leavenings

The functional strengths of certain leaveners—whether natural or chemical—serve as primary drivers for decision-making

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Historically, bakery product developers’ main goal when selecting appropriate leaveners for a specific application was simply to attain a specific desired outcome every single time. Consistency mattered. Targeted finished-product attributes for the most part revolved around density, volume, spread, and stack height. The functional strengths of certain leaveners—whether natural or chemical—served as the primary drivers for decision-making. Read more.


Levin, Amelia, and Alexia Ciarfella. “The Rise of Clean Label Leavenings.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 9 June 2021, http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/125644-the-rise-of-clean-label-leavenings.

Makers Can Now Share Sustainability of Products with U.S. Soy Sustainability Mark

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As soy growers in the U.S. increasingly focus on creating sustainable U.S. soybeans, their efforts are being recognized by the U.S. Soy Sustainability mark, created by U.S. Soy. The mark assures consumers and food professionals in R&D, product development and quality assurance that the soy ingredients in their products are originating from a system of continuous environmental improvement. Read more.


“Makers Can Now SHARE Sustainability of Products with U.S. Soy SUSTAINABILITY MARK.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 1 Apr. 2021, http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/125123-makers-can-now-share-sustainability-of-products-with-us-soy-sustainability-mark.