Lifestyle trends like keto, vegan, gluten free and FODMAP diets present challenges to food scientists who must creatively come up with ways to make products that fall within the nutritional guidelines while keeping the labels as “clean” as possible.

Judie Bizzozero, Content Director

August 12, 2019

The food and beverage industry is constantly evolving, which means brands must predict market trends and consumer demands and then have the ability to launch an innovative, yet tasty product. The variety of diet plans and lifestyle options have resulted in a slew of food companies wanting to sell shelf-stable snacks to make life easier for consumers who want to follow a restrictive diet plan. They turn to food scientists to help them create products that can meet the keto, gluten free, vegan and FODMAP nutritional metrics, but each diet comes with its own set of unique challenges.

In this SupplySide West edition of the Healthy INSIDER Podcast, Judie Bizzozero, senior editor, Natural Products INSIDER, and Rachel Zemser, CFT, CCS, MS, owner, A la Carte Connections, discuss:

  • Advice for brands or entrepreneurs looking to enter the clean label space.

  • Ingredient selection for clean label products.

  • Formulation challenges and solutions for gluten-free, keto, vegan and FODMAP food and beverages.

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Got feedback? Email Judie at [email protected], or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERPodcast

About the Author(s)

Judie Bizzozero

Content Director, Informa Markets Health & Nutrition

Judie Bizzozero oversees food and beverage content strategy and development for the Health & Nutrition group at Informa Markets (which acquired VIRGO in 2014), including the Food & Beverage Insider, Natural Products Insider and SupplySide/Food ingredients North America brands. She reports on market trends, science-based ingredients, and challenges and solutions in the development of healthy foods and beverages. Bizzozero graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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