Food Business News - August 7, 2018 - 56
for the GNT Group, was a panelist in an IFT18 symposium on
spirulina. She provided insight into the quality and functionality of spirulina as a naturally sourced color solution. Potential applications include confections, baked foods, decorative
sugars and coatings.
Huito, a South American fruit, is another natural source
for blue color. Archer Daniels Midland Co., Chicago, sampled a
a constant in clean label
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lean label concerns may ebb and flow. Perhaps a sharp consumer focus may switch from avoiding azodicarbonamide
to avoiding aspartame. Yet one category keeps riding a
constant wave of sales growth.
U.S. organic food sales reached $45.2 billion in 2017, a 6.4%
increase from 2016, according to the Organic Trade Association,
Washington. U.S. organic food sales have more than doubled
from $20.4 billion in 2008.
About 31% of U.S. respondents said they were consuming
organic foods or beverages daily
or weekly in a 2018 organic and
natural report from The Hartman
Organic starches must hold
Group, Bellevue, Wash. Another
up under harsh processing
14% said they were consuming
conditions in such applications as
such products monthly. The
organic sweet corn eloté soup.
percentages compared to 2008
percentages of 19% for daily or
weekly and 8% for monthly.
Pak Group North America,
Pasadena, Calif., has taken note of
the organic growth and expanded
its organic ingredient portfolio
through its North American brand,
Bellarise. This year the company
launched Bellarise BellaSponge
Organic, a dough conditioner.
Other ingredients in the portfolio include BellaSoft organic bread
softeners and Bellarise organic gluten replacers.
"By earning organic certification for our continually expanding lineup of custom Bellarise dough conditioners and softeners,
we opened a door for industrial and commercial bakeries to take
clean label even further and bake breads that resonate with the
U.S. market's evolving set of values and preferences for organic
foods," said Cam Suárez-Bitár, marketing and public relations
manager for Pak Group North America. "As millennials and Generation Z take a more prominent role in driving the U.S. consumer
economy, the role of organic foods will only increase over time.
So it made sense for us to develop premium organic dough conditioning and softening systems that help our customers bake
top quality organic breads, snacks, rolls and buns."
Pak Group formed global partnerships with enzyme producers, which allowed the company to formulate organic Bellarise
ingredients and test them in a variety of applications.
"Finding the right producers involved a thorough vetting
process by which we judge enzyme quality and dependability,
thereby allowing bakers to focus more on baking and less on
August 7, 2018