Fairfield, NJ, November 11, 2013 -- A&B Ingredients, a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of food ingredients, announced the addition of CytoGuard™ Stat-HA, a powerful natural shelf-life extender, to its line of natural food ingredients. Manufactured from a blend of natural flavors, CytoGuard Stat-HA increases shelf life through microbial suppression.
CytoGuard Stat-HA is a proprietary blend of CytoGuard Stat-N™ -- lignin fractions containing actives from carbonyl compounds, organic acids, and residual phenolics -- and vinegar. The result is a mild-flavored product for prepared meat products and dressings that can be used in ingredients.
"CytoGuard Stat-HA works as a natural means of extending shelf life," says Gil Bakal, A&B Ingredients' Managing Director. "And, it has been tested in a variety of applications including meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and non-dairy items such as dips/dressings, refrigerated salads, as well as vegetable-based food products."
CytoGuard Stat-HA can take the place of water when incorporated into products. The most typical use level, according to A&B Ingredients, is 2% of the finished product.
"For all-natural products, CytoGuard Stat-HA can improve your shelf-life by 30-50% outperforming many other natural preservatives. It also performs on par with many other artificial preservatives," said Bakal.
Among the benefits of CytoGuard Stat-HA are:
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. A&B Ingredient’s 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.