The Following FlavorS may not be clean label

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


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


Courmarin is a non-nutritive and synthetic flavoring additive. Originally derived from the Tonka Bean, it is used in alcoholic beverages and tobacco to enhance flavor. It was banned in 1940 within the United States due to its carcinogenic… Read More


Diacetyl (butanedione or butane-2,3-dione) is an organic compound with the chemical formula (CH3CO)2. It is a yellow/green liquid with an intensely buttery flavor. A natural byproduct of the fermentation process and occurs naturally in foods such as coffee, alcoholic… Read More

Ethyl Formate

Ethyl Formate is a synthetic preservative formed from ethanol and formic acid. It is used to inhibit mold growth and as a fumigant in prepackaged snacks like nuts and cereals. It is also used as a flavoring additive in… 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

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.

Monopotassium Glutamate

Monopotassium Glutamate is a synthetic flavor enhancer. It also acts as a salt substitute in meat products, acting as a substitution for MSG. It has a chemical formula of KC5H8NO4.


Naturally occurring “vanillin” is clean label, however synthetic “vanillin” is not clean label. Vanillin is a synthetic sweetener made from wood pulp and eugenol. It has a chemical formula of C8H8O3. It is most commonly found in ice creams and other… Read More