The Following Food Industry Ingredients may not be clean label


Advantame is a non-nutritive sweetener extracted from isovanillin and and aspartame. It can be found in frozen desserts, gum, and beverages.

Autolyzed Yeast Extract

Autolyzed Yeast Extract (AYE) is an ingredient that is made from the exact same yeast that is used to make bread, beer and wine. With AYE, the yeast has been conditioned to self-digest its protein structure into simpler amino acids, so that those… Read More


Castoreum is a non-nutritive flavor extract extracted from the glands of a beaver. It is a creamy, orange substance that has a strong odor. It is used as a vanilla and raspberry flavoring in sweet food products and… Read More

Chlorine Dioxide

Chlorine Dioxide is a synthetic additive. With a chemical formula of ClO2 it is used to bleach flour and, in small quantities, is used to disinfect common drinking water.


Cyclamates are non-nutritive (synthetic) sweeteners.  They are about 30 to 40 times sweeter than regular table sugar (sucrose). Cyclamate is the sodium or calcium salt of cyclamic acid (cyclohexanesulfamic acid) — it is prepared by the sulfonation of cyclohexylamine by means of reacting… Read More


Ficin is a synthetic flavoring and stabilizer that is soluble in water. It is and off-white powder that is used as a tenderizer in meats and as a coagulate in milk production. It is also used to improve… Read More

Fish Protein Isolate

Fish Protein Isolate is a dietary supplement derived from fish protein powder. It contains 90% protein and >10% fat/oil product. It is used as a dietary supplement.


Margarine is a butter substitute made from the combination of vegetable oils, water, and milk. Margarine is used as a cheaper alternative to dairy butter products. The FDA states that margarine contains at least 80% fat. It is… Read More

Methyl Salicylate

Methyl Salicylate is a non-nutritive flavoring additive. It is extracted from wintergreen trees and has a minty flavoring. It can be found in candies and gum.


Shortening is a fat used in food preparation. Shortening is solid at room temperature ranging from brown to white. It is used to create a flakiness in the production of cakes, baked goods, and other pastries.