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The Advancement of Synthetic Aromatics for Allergy Sufferers

There is a common misconception that natural is better when it comes to fragrances – but in reality, many natural ingredients pose allergen risks. Some of the world’s largest perfume brands use synthetic ingredients to build complex and consistent scent profiles that last longer on the skin. The FDA and Consumer Product Safety Commission currently […]

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Improving Traceability and Transparency in Halal Supply Chains

Halal is a set of dietary requirements dictating which foods are permissible for consumption under Islamic law. As the demand for halal meat increases, so does the risk of compromised supply chains that may cause halal products to become contaminated with haram (non-halal) ingredients. Implementing better food traceability systems may help improve transparency and trust […]

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What Do Heatwaves Mean for Global Natural Flavor Production?

Global natural flavor production relies on well-nourished plants grown in healthy soil with enough water to sustain their development.   At the same time, the increase in unprecedented heat waves worldwide is wreaking havoc on crops and helping to create a potential food crisis. With climate alterations causing temperatures up to ten times hotter in […]

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Oat Bran Concentrates – a Gluten-Free Ingredient Solution

Oat bran, a commonly used health product, is the outer layer of the oat groat, located directly under the hull. The bran is naturally part of steel-cut oats and groats and is also produced and sold as a separate product.   Associated Health Benefits This portion of the oat offers various potential health benefits, including […]

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Transforming Energy Drinks – the Demand for Natural Compounds

Ever since energy drinks hit American grocery aisles in the 1980s, their popularity as energy boosters for all-nighters and exercise marathons has grown exponentially. While these beverages can boost energy, they have a bad reputation for excess sugar and caffeine, which can lead to health problems. Today, many brands are turning to cleaner beverage formulations […]

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The Function of Natural Ingredients in Cosmetics

A typical cosmetic product contains anything from 15 to 50 ingredients, and, if you use multiple products, that means placing hundreds of chemicals on your skin every day. Cosmetics have complex formulations that often include emulsifiers, thickeners, preservatives, emollients, fragrances, and pigments to make them more appealing and easier to use. With the current consumer […]

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Natural Isolate Requirements in the Food & Cosmetic Industry

Fragrance plays a significant role in our perception of food, beverages, and cosmetics, helping to bring out the flavor of a dish or enhance a relaxing bath time experience. Manufacturers use many ingredients, including pure essential oils, extracts, and isolates, to build pleasant scent profiles for their products. These fragrance additives can make processed food […]

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Certifications to Suit Consumer Requirements

As consumers become more label-conscious, more people demand transparency from food and beverage manufacturers. They want to know what’s in their food, how it was made, where it comes from, and that it’s safe and healthy. Obtaining an internationally-recognized food certification proves your commitment to upholding quality and safety standards – helping you build trust […]