Company helps food processors ‘clean’ labels

By Jenni Spinner

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Z Trim helps food manufacturers replace chemical ingredients with corn fiber and other naturally derived materials.
Z Trim helps food manufacturers replace chemical ingredients with corn fiber and other naturally derived materials.
Z Trim Holdings aims to help food manufacturers replace chemically modified foods with corn fiber.

The Illinois-based biotechnology firm is scheduled to present at this year’s Clean Label Conference, scheduled Oct. 29-30 in Oak Brook, IL. The company advises food manufacturers how to replace chemically modified food with corn fiber to ‘clean up’ their ingredient labels.

Alternative to chemicals

Materials that may be replaced with corn fiber include:

  • Modified food starches
  • Microcrystalline cellulose
  • Carboxymethylcellulose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Polydextrose
  • Propylene glycol alginate
  • Guar gum
  • Xanthan gum
  • Carrageenan gum

According to Lynda Carroll, the company has helped a number of customers replace chemical ingredients for the more natural alternative.

“In today's marketplace, where consumers are more conscious about what foods they are eating, Z Trim can help global food manufacturers make products that address consumer concerns over what ingredients go into the foods they eat," she said.

Other benefits

In addition to helping companies make their food labels more appealing to consumers leery of chemical ingredients, Z Trim also offers natural products that reportedly can reduce fat, cut calories, boost fiber content, increase self stability avoid oil migration and add binding capacity. Further, the company reports it can bring about these benefits without degrading the taste or texture of the original product.

The 2013 Clean Label Conference, sponsored by Global Food Forums Inc., is aimed toward food processing executives and others interested in learning more about consumer attitudes, product trends, regulatory considerations and the use of emerging/multi-functional natural ingredient systems. The event is aimed at giving attendees information they can use in their own products’ formulation, production and marketing to optimize clean-label benefits.

To learn more about the Clean Label Conference, click here.

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1 comment

Corn Alternative to Chemicals

Posted by W. Esko,

I would hardly call corn a clean alternative to chemicals when the vast majority is genetically engineered! It is not a healthy alternative, in my opinion.

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