Positive consumer attitudes, nutritional benefits and high functionality all propel an ingredient’s market demand. However, regulations that govern its use are fundamental to an ingredient’s future in any region. Using the proprietary Decernis database of regulations from over 150 countries, this presentation provided insights into how food ingredient regulations are being increasingly harmonized by global markets from Europe to Asia-Pacific and Latin America as well as where differences still exist. Specific protein additives were discussed as examples of how to operate with thoughtful attention and identify opportunities within this ingredient category.
Carolyn Fisher, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Decernis speaking on “Global Ingredient Regulations” at the 2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar.