US-based Kalsec, a leading global producer of natural spice and herb extracts, colors, food protection and hop extracts for the food and beverage industry, has introduced DuraShield Antimicrobial Natural Food Protection Blends.
This unique product harnesses the enhanced synergies of natural antioxidants combined with natural antimicrobials to improve both shelf life and food safety in a variety of applications including in meat and poultry, deli salads, dips, sauces and dressings.
Jane Quartel, Executive Director of Product Management – Food Protection said, “We’ve taken our industry-leading innovations in naturally sourced antioxidants to craft DuraShield Blends that keep food labels clean and products secure and stable. Our DuraShield antimicrobial and antioxidant blends balance scientifically proven functional efficacy, flavor and aroma management systems to ensure the highest quality solutions that protect your brand.”
DuraShield Natural Food Protection Blends expertly combine traditional natural antioxidant products, like rosemary and acerola extracts, with natural antimicrobial products, such as cultured dextrose and buffered vinegar. While synthetic food preservation alternatives are commercially available, they do not offer the consumer-preferred clean label that can be achieved with Kalsec’s DuraShield blends. DuraShield is also a unique 2-in-1 solution, where the ingredients are more powerful united than they are alone.
“Food manufacturers face complex distribution channels, increasing demand for longer shelf life and consumer demand for short, simple product labels,” added Quartel. “Kalsec is recognised around the world as a provider of natural antioxidants for food protection. Natural antimicrobials are the next frontier in shelf-life extension and food preservation. With DuraShield, our customers gain clean-label food protection they can trust.”
In the US alone, about 16% of its population fell sick from contaminated food or beverages with 3,000 deaths every year, according to the CDC. USDA estimated an annual loss of more than US$15.6 billion attributed to foodborne illnesses.
Kalsec is initially launching DuraShield Food Protection Blends in the US with rollouts in other regions in the near future. For more information on DuraShield Natural Food Protection Blends, visit kalsec.com/durashield.
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