What is CLEAN LABEL?

Relying on Food Scientists and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)  and the Research Chefs Association (RCA) is very important for success in understanding the Consumer trend and to meet Product Development objectives.  At Deli Star we are focused on ensuring that we meet the following criteria throughout the product’s life-cycle. 

 

Over the years, Deli Star’s chefs and scientists have been continually researching and implementing new processes and technologies to make products that are chef-inspired and healthier. We understand the importance of creating products containing natural, familiar, simple ingredients that are easy to recognize, understand, and pronounce. We owe it to our customers and ourselves to deliver on our Simple Promise® and continue making the world a healthier place!

Ingredients

• Recipe-like and chef-sourced

• Free from artificial flavors, colors and allergens

• Follows customers’ and Simple Promise® no-no list

 

Nutrition

• Removal of sugars or use of natural sugars for low calorie count and glycemic value

• Increased protein and plant-based alternatives

• Low net carb or high in dietary fiber

• Rich in vitamins and minerals

Sustainability

• Fresh, never frozen 

• Ethical production and business practice

• Animal protein sourced through Global Animal Protection program (GAP)

• Annual commitment to reduction in waste and packaging

• Low water usage

Simple Promise® No-No List

A

acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
ammonium chloride
artificial colors
artificial flavors
aspartame
azodicarbonamide

B

benzoates in food
benzoyl peroxide
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
bleached flour
bromated flour
brominated vegetable oil (BVO)

C

calcium bromate
calcium disodium EDTA
calcium peroxide
calcium propionate
calcium saccharin
calcium sorbate
calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
caprocaprylobehenin
carmine
certified colors
cyclamates

D

DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
dimethylpolysiloxane
dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
disodium calcium EDTA
disodium dihydrogen EDTA
disodium guanylate
disodium inosinate

 

E

EDTA
ethyl vanillin
ethylene oxide
ethoxyquin

F

FD & C colors

G

GMP (disodium guanylate)

H

hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
high fructose corn syrup
hydrogenated fats

I

IMP (disodium inosinate)

L

lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides

M

methyl silicon
methylparaben
microparticularized whey protein
monosodium glutamate (MSG)

N

natamycin
nitrates/nitrites

P

partially hydrogenated oil
polydextrose
potassium benzoate
potassium bromate
potassium sorbate
propionates
propyl gallate
propylparaben

S

saccharin
sodium aluminum sulfate
sodium benzoate
sodium diacetate
sodium glutamate
sodium nitrate/nitrite
sodium propionate
sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil).
sorbic acid
sucralose
sucroglycerides
sucrose polyester
sulfites

T

TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
tetrasodium EDTA

V

vanillin