31 05, 2023

BAKED in Science EP76: Regulations and Compliance in Food Labeling

Getting your product to market has many steps, and a crucial one is developing a compliant nutrition facts label. Food labeling needs to be easily understood by consumers and must comply with federal regulations. Proper food labeling is vital to a product’s success, as products that do not comply or are in violation of [...]

25 03, 2022

Healthy Labelling Regulation with Nutri-Score

As consumer interest in healthy, clean label food continues to grow, so does a need to understand and contextualize the benefits. Nutri-Score is a Front-of-Pack (FoP) nutrition labelling scheme that allows a comparison of food products across categories and brands. It provides an evaluation of positive and negative nutritional aspects of the product's micro, macronutrients [...]

30 11, 2021

FDA Standard of Identity

FDA Standard of Identity What is FDA Standard of Identity? An FDA Standard of Identity is a collection of US identity statements which define food products that are packaged and marketed. They describe in detail: What a food product must contain (i.e. composition) How the food product must be proportioned How the [...]

3 09, 2021

Nutri-Score

Nutri-Score Also known as 5-Colour Nutrition label or 5-CNL What is Nutri-Score? The Nutri-Score, also known as the 5-Color Nutrition label, is a nutritional rating system that was selected by the French government in March 2017 to be displayed on food products. The Nutri-Score label is based on a 5-color coded scale [...]

28 05, 2019

Bakery Consumer Trends: Craft, Ethical Lifestyle and Transparency

What story does your food tell? Consumers today are looking for more than just personal substance from their bakery products. They want to know about the ingredients, process and company behind the food. When it comes to the bigger picture of bakery, pastry and chocolate products, there are a few things that customers value [...]

5 04, 2019

Are You Ready to Label Bioengineered Food?

Consumers care about what’s on their label, and regulation has been following the trend. Along with other label-changes coming up next year, there is a focus on bioengineered food. Starting in January 2020, bioengineered foods must be disclosed on the label. The Bioengineered Food Disclosure Labeling (NBFDS or Standard) law was passed in 2016, with [...]

6 04, 2018

Food Labeling

Food Labeling What is food labeling? There is an international standard that outlines proper food labeling. It includes: Principal display and information panel Statement of identity Ingredient statement Net quantity of contents Statement of responsible party Nutrition facts Claims Label warnings Education and training The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines food [...]

23 05, 2017

Non-GMO Ingredients

Non-GMO Ingredients What are Non-GMO Ingredients? Non-GMO or GMO-free ingredients are from crops that have not been genetically altered using novel genetic engineering or DNA manipulation techniques. These modifications are different from traditional cross-breeding or hybridization. GMOs are found extensively in major crops grown in the United States, such as: Corn Soy [...]

10 06, 2015

Clean Label

Clean Label What is a clean label? Clean label is a growing trend in the baking industry that is largely influenced by consumers looking for alternative ways to consume their favorite baked goods. They are demanding healthier, simpler and more familiar products. Baking clean label products requires different ingredients, formulations, processes and [...]

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