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Novel Leavening Technology Enabling Sodium Reduction

Request Number 81306 | Author Mondelēz International


As the leading snack Company, Mondelez is interested in novel leavening solutions (ingredient and/or process technologies) that enable effective sodium reduction for our Baked goods portfolio (savory/salty crackers, sweet cookies).


Sodium-based leavening agents (sodium bicarbonate, SAPP etc.) are commonly used in baked goods to deliver the desired product texture and apperance. Finding alternative solutions that can deliver the same great consumer experience without elevating the pH is of interest to us.

Key Success Criteria
  • Technologies that enable eliminating or significant reduction (50+%) of sodium from leavening
  • Technology should
    • Be approved for use in Bakery products
    • Not impact product key sensorial attributes
    • Meet clean label requirements
    • Be affordable at large scale
  • Close to commercialization solutions preferred; however, technologies at all maturities will be considered, provided that a viable pathway to commercialization can be determined
What We Aren't Interested In
  • Potassium based alternatives
Preferred Collaboration types

At this stage, we would prefer ready or close to commercialize solutions, but early development could be discussed with a potential partner.

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