Food Processing: Chemicals that don’t sound scary on a label or are processing aids exempt from label disclosure are in high demand for combating bacteria and other food contaminants, and that’s stimulating considerable R&D work in the supplier community.

Those clean-label interventions usually command a premium price, so delivery systems that don’t overdose but still deliver a knock-out punch also are in high demand. Rarely is the supplier of the anti-microbial and the delivery system one and the same, however, leaving it up to food companies to prove they are able to deliver a consistent and effective dose of prevention.

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