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What Is a Natural WONF? Deciphering Flavor Labeling Acronyms

By FlavorSum on Jan 20, 2022

Originally posted on September 4, 2020 | Updated on January, 20, 2022

Every business sector has a unique acronym-filled language. You may hear terms like QSR, CWT, FTP, TOS, and SME. The flavor world contains a few acronyms like GRAS (pronounced 'grahs' meaning Generally Recognized as Safe) and FMP (Flavor Modulating Properties). Two of our favorites are Natural WONF (pronounced wan-eff) and FTNF, acronyms used to describe flavor labeling designations.

What is WONF? WONF stands for 'With Other Natural Flavors.’

What is FTNF? FTNF stands for ‘From the Named Fruit.’

Topics: Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage NPD Product Development Natural WONF
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Delivering Frozen Indulgences that Delight Consumers

By FlavorSum on Jan 13, 2022

While the healthier eating trend is here to stay, consumers are still looking for ways to add indulgence to their daily menu. Fortunately, continued innovation across the food and beverage landscape means healthy and indulgent don’t have to be mutually exclusive anymore. One category benefiting from creative formulation is the ice cream and frozen dessert space. For producers planning their ice cream innovation strategy, navigating the path to in-market success is easier with answers to the consumer and category drivers influencing product acceptance.

Topics: Frozen Desserts Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage NPD Product Development Solutions Ice Cream
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Looking Ahead: US Regulatory Compliance Changes in 2022

By FlavorSum on Jan 6, 2022

Last year brought major change and transformation to the food and beverage industry, and we're expecting no less from 2022. As producers continue to feel the impacts of supply chain challenges and evolving consumer demands, teams also face unique regulatory compliance hurdles to overcome.

Focus areas for manufacturers in 2022 include ensuring alignment with bioengineered labeling parameters, responding to the temporary COVID labeling provisions, and steps to take as sesame becomes an allergen. To prepare for some of these significant changes, we mapped out the 'need-to-knows' with help from our FlavorSum regulatory compliance experts.

Topics: Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage NPD Product Development Solutions Regulatory
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Introducing the New FlavorSum Access (Video)

By FlavorSum on Dec 9, 2021

FlavorSum Access is a digital platform that provides you with on-line, on-demand product development support.

The FlavorSum team created FlavorSum Access to help keep your NPD projects moving - with flavor samples shipping in 24-hours and downloadable documentation on-demand. We temporarily closed the portal on December 6th to implement changes that will provide you with additional product development support.

Here’s a sneak peek of the new features you’ll see when we reopen the portal on December 15th.

And sign up today to get your FlavorSum Access account!

Topics: Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage NPD FlavorSum Access

Flavor Deep Dive: Food & Beverage Market Trends for 2022 (Video)

By FlavorSum on Dec 2, 2021

Whether it’s a new concept or a reimagination on a classic, 2022 is primed for flavor innovation.

 

Topics: Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage NPD
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Food & Beverage Market Trends for 2022: Part 2: Flavors Deep Dive

By FlavorSum on Nov 18, 2021

As the year starts to wind down, the FlavorSum team is looking optimistically to 2022 for innovation and ideas! We are expecting carry-over from 2021 into the new year, but we are enthusiastic about new and expanded opportunities for flavor to stand out in the food and beverage space.

Topics: Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage NPD Product Development Solutions
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Using Vanilla to Explore a World of Flavors

By FlavorSum on Sep 23, 2021

Far from being “bland” or “boring,” vanilla has a nuanced flavor profile that offers a rich tasting experience, whether used on its own or in combination with other flavor notes. Vanilla’s creamy, warm, and oaky notes make it a popular choice across categories. Consumers enjoy its classic, inviting taste in everything from ice cream and bakery items to carbonated soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

 Food and beverage manufacturers have many challenges to overcome in the vanilla industry. Those looking to differentiate themselves and build market share should look for a vanilla supplier to help them navigate the market’s challenges while delivering vanilla solutions to perfectly complement products and delight consumers.

Topics: Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage Product Development Solutions Vanilla
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Functional Food & Beverages: Categories Consumers Turn to for Benefits

By FlavorSum on Sep 9, 2021

Consumers are actively looking for more than nutrition from foods and beverages. Several weeks ago, we published an article exploring findings from a FlavorSum study designed to assess consumer expectations about food functionality. Results showed about two-thirds of people in the U.S. and three-fourths of Canadians want food and beverage solutions to support their health goals.

And interest is high in functional foods that can meet various needs, from baseline health concerns like immunity or longevity to enhancing energy or supporting relaxation.

In Part 2 of our summary, we examine the categories, ingredients, and flavors associated with specific functional benefits. Our goal: to help product developers focus innovation in areas that resonate with consumers.

Topics: Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage Product Development Solutions Functional Foods & Beverages
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How Beverage Innovation is Responding to Evolving Consumer Needs

By FlavorSum on Aug 26, 2021

Thirst-quenching fun and convenience continue to drive beverage purchase decisions. But consumer interest in health & wellness, premiumization, variety, and sustainability are leading beverage brands to expand their assortment or explore new areas.

The FlavorSum team identified growth opportunities by exploring the market, consumer, and flavor trends in several beverage segments.

Topics: Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage Product Development Solutions Functional Foods & Beverages
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FlavorSum Beverage Solutions Grow with the Addition of Whittle & Mutch

By FlavorSum on Aug 17, 2021

FlavorSum, a North American flavor producer, has acquired Whittle & Mutch, a U.S.-based formulator of flavors primarily for refreshing beverages. The acquisition is part of FlavorSum’s strategy to expand its solutions resources and capacity for meeting the needs of small, mid-sized and emerging food & beverage companies. Whittle & Mutch’s extensive portfolio of flavors for carbonated and still beverages enhances FlavorSum’s capabilities in an evolving and growing category.

Topics: Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage NPD Product Development Solutions