USA – Kemin Industries, global provider of shelf-life extension and food safety solutions has unveiled a food ingredient that can keep processed meats that protects their freshness.
The new solution, NaturCEASE™ Dry is a clean-label ingredient that responds to increasing need for fresh and tasty meat products that are not added with artificial flavors.
According to the company, it also protects the meat from losing flavour or colour, characteristics that are associated with the quality of the products.
NaturCEASE Dry was developed through a combination of buffered vinegar and natural plant extracts bringing with them multiple benefits of freshness and safety.
It works by controlling spoilage bacteria while maintaining the bright red colour and fresh flavour of processed meat products, providing the needed convenience and user-friendliness to meat manufacturers.
“Meat spoilage can be divided into two criteria: oxidative rancidity and microbial spoilage.
Both have a sensory impact and an impact on colour, but, more importantly, microbial contamination affects meat safety,” said Anja Verbiest, Customer Laboratory Services and Quality Assurance Manager, Kemin Food Technologies – EMEA.
The new product protects meat from spoilage thus addresses the oxidation and color issues and microbial contamination which has an impact on sensory and safety characteristics of meat.
NaturCEASE Dry helps meat manufacturers to better meet demand for clean label and natural ingredients.
“Our NaturCEASE Dry solution offers a total freshness package. It’s user-friendly for customers and provides the needed convenience they seek,” said Kelly De Vadder, Marketing Manager, Kemin Food Technologies – EMEA.
In May, Kemin introduced NaturFORT RSGT, a blend of rosemary, spearmint and green tea plant extracts that has been found to provide shelf-life extension in salad dressings and sauces.
This is an alternative to previously used products such as Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA).
The Des Moines, Iowa-based company is looking to address the need for plant-based alternatives as manufacturers seek a replacement for previously used artificial products.