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Texturizing for clean label – webinar

In this webinar, you will learn how to optimize your product development pipeline and meet today’s values-based consumer expectations.

Consumers are looking for packaged foods with label friendly easier to understand ingredients. In fact, today 8 in 10 consumers say they seek out clean label products. With this movement comes new challenges for formulators, particularly for product texture and mouthfeel.

This Food Insider Journal webinar will begin with an overview of the latest in clean label food and beverage product trends according to NEXT Data & Insights, a research division of New Hope Network and Informa.

We will follow with a view into some of the label friendly formulating strategies product developers can consider for meeting consumer expectations in texture across product categories, including:

  • An overview of clean label ingredients for texturizing and what non-clean ingredients they can replace -
    • Clean Label Starches
    • Pectin
    • Lecithin
    • Pea Protein
    • Chicory Root Fiber
  • Focused clean label texture toolbox by application categories, focusing on dairy (includes non-dairy), convenience, bakery and meat (includes meat analogues)

Clean label does not mean sacrificing texture.  Learn how to optimize your product development pipeline and meet today’s values-based consumer expectations.



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Eric J. Pierce

Vice President of Business Insights, NEXT Data & Insights, New Hope Network

Eric J. Pierce is a strategic marketing and market research professional who brings business management experience and consumer behavior perspectives to his work. Specializing in helping businesses develop strategy and identify and prioritize opportunities; Eric is sought after as a speaker at industry events and for corporate training.

Eric's passions lie in the intersection of consumer behavior and business strategy within the Natural Products industry. These passions are focused on helping companies navigate the dynamic and changing food system, helping to re-imagine brands, inspire product innovation, and focus business investments with an eye towards meeting the needs of the food-forward consumer.

At the New Hope Network Eric and his colleagues sit at the forefront of the natural products industry, well positioned to identify the cultural forces and trends creating opportunity in this exciting and evolving marketplace. Together we help companies large and small identify, prioritize and take advantage of opportunities in the evolving food economy.

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Erin Radermacher

Erin Radermacher is a Sr. Technical Service Representative for Cargill’s Texturizing and Specialties ingredients business.  She has 8 years of hands-on experience developing practical solutions to clean label development challenges.  She enjoys consulting with developers to create finished products that contain ingredients their consumers are comfortable with.  Erin holds a degree in Nutrition from the University of MN along with Culinary Certificates from the Research Chef’s Association. 

Moderated by:

Corrin Salamatian

Corrin Salamatian

Content Marketing Manager, Informa Health & Nutrition Network

Corrin Salamatian is the Content Marketing Manager on the New Hope Network Content Team. She enjoys working with and supporting brands in the healthy lifestyle space and is especially passionate about the New Hope Network mission to bring more health to more people. Corrin holds a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from San Diego State University.