Kerry Receives Patent for Plant-Based Curing Agent

Kerry has recently been issued a US Patent for curing meat or meat products using a plant-based curing agent.

According to a recent article on “US Patent No. US 11,071,304 for ‘Method and composition for preparing cured meat products’ provides the legal protective foundation for Kerry’s extensive history of original research work that led to the development of a natural curing process for preserving traditional meats and meat products, such as deli meats, bacon, hot dogs and sausage.”

The patent had been pending since it was first applied for in 2008.

In a time when consumers are looking for cleaner labels, the article highlights that “Products that have been produced with a natural curing agent will bear the label uncured in some regions.”

The article goes on to say that today, around 12.5 percent of cured/uncured products launched globally bear the uncured label indicating a natural curing agent was used, according to Mullarkey.

Innova’s new product launch data shows the most significant popularity for cured meats in North America and Western Europe, followed by Latin America.

“Deli meat is the strongest subcategory followed by meat products such as bacon and hot dogs. The love of cured meat taste has also traveled across into the pet food space,” Mullarkey notes.

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IFF Nutrition and Biosciences Introduces Guardian® Chelox 30C

IFF recently introduced the launch of GUARDIAN® Chelox 30C.  According to IFF’s press release, “GUARDIAN® Chelox 30C is a cost-effective, natural flavor with multifunctional properties including antioxidant, texturizing and moisture retention properties for mayonnaise and mayonnaise-based dressings. It is a high-performing, naturally sourced plant-based ingredient blend that enables manufacturers to formulate without the addition of synthetic antioxidant ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA).”

“We are very excited to bring our patent-pending GUARDIAN® Chelox 30C to the market following extensive research and development,” says Caroline de Lamarlière, global food protection product manager, IFF. “We know that in recent years, manufacturers have been very keen to focus on reformulating mayonnaise-based products to meet their clean label objectives while maintaining freshness and sensory quality throughout the shelf life. Our customer trials have validated the impact of GUARDIAN® Chelox 30C on flavor and freshness. The effectiveness of this novel blend means it is a perfect ingredient for creating label-friendly products with shorter ingredient lists when compared to the industry-standard formulations.”

GUARDIAN® Chelox 30C is a carrier-free and easy-to-use powder that can be added to other dry ingredients without changing processing conditions. A clean label, natural alternative to synthetic antioxidants, GUARDIAN® Chelox 30C can help food manufacturers meet sustainability goals of minimizing food waste while reducing the food industry’s environmental impact from the release of EDTA.

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Ohly Introduces New PRODRY® NGP ACETUM® Powder of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Ohly recently introduced their new PRODRY® NGP Acetum® Powder of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.  The powder is made from the high-quality, one-leaf Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI by leading producer ACETUM® and promises to provide an authentic Italian Balsamic Vinegar of Modena flavor.

According to Ohly’s website, “Balsamic vinegar of Modena is an important cultural asset, which belongs to the culinary tradition of Italy. Over the decades, families in Modena have developed closely guarded recipes for balsamic vinegar, which are passed onto the next generation.”

The company suggests the powder will pair well with fruit, meat, and cheese and is ideal for seasonings, dry mixes, marinades, sauces, or salad dressings.

Key Features And Benefits:

  • Authentic Italian taste
  • Complex flavor profile
  • No caramel color
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Kosher and Halal Certified

Ohly provided an application example in their recent PRODRY® newsletter.  Download the full document here.

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