The Following Meat Industry Ingredients may not be clean label


Antibiotics are a type of antimicrobial drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections.

Artificial Smoke Flavor

Artificial smoke flavoring is used in food or beverage products and is manufactured using synthetic chemical flavoring raw materials to achieve a “smoke flavor”.   Exception: “Natural Smoke Flavor” created using flavoring raw materials that come from a natural source… Read More

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

BST (Bovine somatotropin)

BST (Bovine somatotropin) also known as Bovine growth hormone (BGH) is an artificial growth hormone. It is a peptide hormone produced by cows’ pituitary glands. Like other hormones, it is produced in small quantities and is used in regulating metabolic… Read More

Calcium Propionate

Calcium propionate is a calcium salt of propanoic acid. It is generally used as a preservative and mold and fungus inhibitor.

Calcium Sorbate

Calcium Sorbate is an organic compound used as a preservative and humectant in foods and some CPG cosmetics.


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

Choline Chloride

Choline Chloride is a synthetic emulsifier. It is a dietary supplement that increases growth and lessens renal damage in animals.

Disodium Succinate

Disodium Succinate is a food additive that is regarded as an important ingredient of complex seasoning agents and particularly – it’s characteristic shellfish (clams). It has a molecular formula of C4H4Na2O4. Note: Succinic acids are commonly used in the… Read More

Erythorbic Acid

Erythorbic acid is commonly used as an antioxidant in processed foods. It is a stereoisomer of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and a vegetable-derived food additive produced from sucrose.