The Following Sauce Industry Ingredients may not be clean label

Benzoic Acid

Benzioc acid is used for its “preservative properties”. It is a white crystalline solid. Note: Benzoic acid occurs naturally in many plants.

Calcium Sorbate

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

Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC)

Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is a thickener, binder and stabilizer in a variety of foods. Cellulose is the carbohydrate that makes up the woody parts and cell walls of plants. CMC is a thickening agent made by reacting cellulose (wood… 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

Disodium Calcium EDTA

Disodium Calcium EDTA is a derivative of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid – an acid which is used as a preservative and “chelating agent” (binds metals left in food from processing). Note: Disodium Calcium EDTA also promotes color retention.

Disodium Dihydrogen EDTA

Disodium Dihydrogen EDTA is a derivative of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid – an acid which is used as a preservative.

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


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

Propylene Glycol Alginate

Propylene Glycol Alginate is a synthetic stabilizer and defoaming agent in food production. It is used as a thickener derived from seaweed. It is used mostly in salad dressings and cream products like ice creams and custards.