At the IFT 2018 show, "clean label" was the show floor buzz. We found 10 ingredient suppliers cleaning up ingredient decks to serve Consumer 2.0.

Todd Runestad, Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor

August 3, 2018

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"Clean label" is the industry jargon that represents ingredients replacing dirty label ingredients—the stuff from chemistry class, not what’s for dinner. The sodium benzoates. Magnesium stearates. Heck, even sugar, salt and fat.

The mainstream food world gathers its ingredient suppliers at the annual Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) show to showcase what's happening among food scientists working for Big Food. This year, we discerned a notable presence of companies presenting their clean label bona fides. Seems the modern consumer is looking for foods that have ingredients that look like foods. That's a good thing. Here are 10 companies paving the way. 

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

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My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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