BRABRAND, DENMARK — DuPont Nutrition & Health has created a “clean label hub,” which will comprise experts with backgrounds in clean label and sustainability. The hub will be part of an expanded research and development team at DuPont Nutrition & Health and will work with existing project teams to bring products to market quickly while growing the company’s project pipeline.

“Clean label is about creating foods and beverages with ingredients that consumers recognize, feel good about putting into their bodies, and that respect the earth and its resources,” said Gerard Lynch, R.&D. leader, Systems & Texturants, Emulsifiers & Sweeteners. “Our ingredients are already used in many applications that consumers consider clean label, but there are tremendous opportunities to innovate — creating ingredients that are even more sustainable, using a larger part of the natural raw materials, while providing health benefits to consumers. Committing to this innovation is critical for our ongoing success and growth.”

DuPont Nutrition & Health said it is looking for creative scientists and engineers to identify ways to convert sustainable and natural raw materials into clean label solutions. The hub is expected to be in place by early 2019, the company said.

“We are excited to launch this hub and put additional team members into place that will help us advance our innovation strategy to support our customers,” said Mikkel Thrane, global sustainability lead, DuPont Nutrition & Health. “This hub will enable us to continue integrating sustainability and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals into our work, and the investment we are making will help us develop healthier, more nutritious and sustainable ingredients for our food supply.”