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Fairfield, NJ, February 26, 2018 – The results of a recent study undertaken by A&B Ingredients confirms treatment of fresh meats in a dilution of a new lauric arginate formulation significantly improved the quality and safety fresh meats. According to A&B Ingredients’ findings, fresh meat cubes treated with its new lauric arginate formulation achieved a 1.5 log reduction in spoilage organisms. Additionally, as an added benefit, results indicated fresh meat products treated with the lauric arginate formulation had a brighter color and less off odor vs the untreated products.

Commenting on the findings, Gil Bakal, A&B Ingredients’ Managing Director, notes the study was designed to explore the benefits of using a lauric arginate solution as a treatment for raw meat products. It also has implications for potentially improving quality and food safety on other raw meat products such as chicken and pork.

Observation and organoleptic quality were recorded over a 10-day period.  The illustration below represents spoilage at day 4.

“It can be surmised that the impact on the APC in this study is also expected to have positive results in reducing pathogenic organisms including listeria, salmonella, and e. Coli,” said Bakal.

Bakal further noted that lauric arginate is a low-cost option for meat processors to improve quality and food safety, and in many cases, requires no label as lauric arginate is permitted in raw meat products as a processing aid.

Among the additional benefits of lauric arginate are:

  • Wide spectrum of activity against a broad range of bacteria
  • Derived from natural compounds
  • High partition coefficient (>10), which means the product concentrates in the water phase of products, where most bacterial action occurs
  • No flavor impact
  • Extremely low usage rates
  • Stable up to one year
  • Allergen, GMO, and Dairy-Free

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Founded in 1990, A&B Ingredients provides natural clean label ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry with a focus on health and nutrition, food safety and quality. Ingredient portfolio includes pea protein, starch and fiber, shelf-stable probiotics, low sodium sea salt, natural flavor enhancement, natural antioxidants, antimicrobials and yeast and mold inhibitors. The company is committed to working, as a partner, to develop prototypes of new and improved food/beverage products.  A&B maintains full applications labs, pilot plant facilities with consumer testing capabilities, and provides technical sales and marketing, importing, distribution and applications development/technical services.

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