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Episode 11

Clean Label Seasonings, the Future of Food at SXSW, Healthy Food Labels

Listen to the latest stellar line-up of food science-meets-business experts in this episode of Omnivore fresh from the pages of the May 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine.

Unilever R&D senior scientist Neval Ceyhun shares expert advice on the five elements necessary to develop a clean label strategy for seasonings. From sessions on cultivated meat to using NASA satellite data to help solve food insecurity, the South by Southwest 2023 conference’s food track took a deep dive into shoring up the global food system. Deputy Managing Editor Kelly Hensel talks about her time at the conference and some of the key takeaways. The long-awaited update to FDA’s healthy food label guidelines was unveiled last fall. But dietitian and recipe analyst Linn Steward says the new rules overlook palatability, which could hinder their effectiveness with consumers.

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Neval Ceyhun
Neval Ceyhun is a senior scientist and technical project leader for Unilever’s research and development center based in the North America nutrition business unit. She is responsible for product development in the nutrition portfolio and strategic operations for the innovation funnel.

Kelly Hensel
Kelly Hensel is the deputy managing editor, print and digital, at Food Technology magazine. Prior to joining the IFT staff in 2008, she was an associate editor and web editor for Perfumer & Flavorist, a monthly trade magazine serving the fragrance and flavor industries.

Linn Steward RDN
Linn Steward, RDN, is a recipe analyst and nutrition consultant. Her company, Gourmet Metrics, offers quantitative recipe analysis for websites, cookbook publishers, and institutional foodservice providers.

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