WHITE MARSH, Md., (September 25, 2015) – TIC Gums now has a complete line of stabilizer systems for clean-label applications. Available for a range of applications, these new stabilizer systems are formulated to provide texture, stability and enhanced mouthfeel while adhering to label restrictions.

Clean Label: The Trend is Now Mainstream

The clean label trend continues to penetrate all categories within the food and beverage industry. Although clean label does not have a specific definition, end consumers are showing increased interest in the sources and purposes of the ingredients on their food labels At the same time, they are seeking foods that they perceive to be more healthful with boosted levels of ingredients like protein, vitamins and minerals. For formulators, delivering a shelf stable, fortified product that maintains the desired textural attributes becomes even more complex.

Resources from TIC Gums

In addition to a complete portfolio of clean label stabilizer options for a full range of applications and the experienced knowledge of our Gum Gurus®, TIC Gums also has compiled and released a clean label chart of some industry standards concerning clean label acceptability and where individual hydrocolloids fall. These findings were presented by TIC Gums' senior food scientist, Dan Grazaitis, during the 2015 IFT symposium entitled: Formulating for Clean Label Products: Regulatory, Market Drivers and Ingredient Selection Options for the Product Developer. Download the chart

Clean Label Formulations

Rather than seeing the ambiguity around clean labeling and ingredient transparency as a problem in need of a solution, TIC Gums embraces it as a catalyst driving some of the newest product developments. As customers request stabilizers to meet specific labeling requirements, we work with them to design texture and stability solutions that meet both key functionality needs as well as their labeling requirements.

High-Protein Beverages

Ticaloid® Pro 571 SET is new technology for those seeking to remove carrageenan from their label to meet consumer demands. This innovative blend targets stabilization in high-protein beverages without increasing viscosity and the usage level allows for cost-in-use savings. For developers seeking a non-GMO or organic compliant option for their formulation, Ticaloid Pro 148 OG suspends high-protein systems, enhances mouth coating and creates a more indulgent beverage. Download formulations for a cinnamon oat beverage using either of these systems

Gelatin-Free Gummies

Texture is the key attribute of gummy candy as it has high cohesiveness and springiness values that manifest as extremely elastic and almost rubbery when chewed. Traditionally, these texture characteristics are created using gelatin, however, some consumers are prohibited from consuming gelatin due to dietary restrictions or personal preferences. The newly released Ticagel® GC line mimics the textural attributes associated with gelatin which makes it suitable for formulating gummy candies or nutritional delivery systems like gummy vitamins without gelatin. Visit us at booth #3558 at this year's Supply Side West in Las Vegas to sample gummy bears formulated with Ticagel GC-581 B and Ticagel GC-564 S and learn more about these innovative new systems. Download the white paper

Let us help you meet your clean label needs

Our Gum Gurus are always available to talk with you about your specific projects including any special label requirements. Chat with them at ticgums.com/chat or call our technical service hotline at (800) 899-3953.