• Extend the Shelf Life of Meat and Poultry…Naturally

    Microbial spoilage in minimally processed meat products is a serious concern during storage and distribution. Temperature variations, extended distances of distribution and various other environmental factors can foster rancid flavors, discoloration and the growth of spoilage organisms in meat products. Chemical-sounding oxidation inhibitors and antimicrobials may help extend shelf life but are not popular choices […]

  • Acerola Extract for Meat Protection

    Acerola has been increasingly used in food products as a clean label ingredient to provide nutrition as well as functionality. From 2017 to 2019, over two hundred new products were launched globally that use acerola extract in their formulation, among which, meat products are a major application (Mintel, 2020). The acerola (Malpighia emarginata D.C.) tree […]

  • Rosemary Extract Origins

    Kalsec has been a pioneer in extracting rosemary for its naturally occurring flavor and powerful antioxidant components for over three decades. As farmers, we know that crops can change drastically in the blink of an eye. That is why not only do we grow our own vertically-integrated rosemary in Texas for our rosemary extract, but […]

  • Trend Brief: Pick Your Protein

    Both animal- and plant-based proteins have earned loyal followers, and these groups have strong opinions about protein choices. The reasoning for protein choice is often personal, and studies have found links to curiosity, taste, environmental and health concerns as motivators. Do you prefer a choice cut of steak, or are you looking for ways to […]

  • Naturally Sourced Label Preferences

    Kalsec tracks consumer label preferences as they relate to the macro trend for clean label. In 2017, Kalsec conducted U.S.-based research to better understand consumer opinions about perceived differences between ingredients on labels.1 We found that naturally sourced ingredients are increasing in popularity when compared to more chemically derived ingredients. Given the increase in expectation […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2020

    Kalsec 2020 Food Trend Predictions The trend experts at Kalsec carefully reviewed 20 of the top food trend prediction lists below and analyzed research to predict five trends that we expect to see in 2020. From connecting with consumers to authentic global flavors – we expect 2020 to be a year of innovation and meaningfulness, […]

  • White Paper: Stabilizing Nuts and Seeds – Clean Label Solutions

    Improve Oxidative Stability of Nuts and Seeds How can you address malodors in nuts and seeds to prevent oxidative rancidity? Stabilizing nuts is challenging due to their high fat content, as well as their high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). These high-fat properties accelerate the oxidation of nuts and nut-containing foods, leading to rancid […]

  • Videka – Joint Venture with Diana Pet Food

    Natural Antioxidants for Pet Food The story of pet food begins with love and devotion. Pet parents want the best for their furry family member. They want to know that the choice they are making will keep their animals protected and healthy. To create the best options available, two leading companies, Kalsec® and Diana Pet […]

  • White Paper: Ensuring Oxidative Stability in Meat

    Clean Label Solutions Consumers consider convenience when making purchase decisions, which enables processed meat products to be an important food category. In addition, these consumers want meat with a clean (and clear) label. They want the best meat options to support their lifestyle; whether that is a ready-to-eat product like beef jerky or a high-protein […]

  • Case Study: Shelf Life Extension of Fresh Sausage

    Eliminating the Use of Artificial Preservatives There are high expectations among global consumers that meat and poultry applications should have clean label attributes. Four of 10 consumers are influenced in their food purchases by whether those products contain artificial ingredients.1 Due to the increase in consumer demand for clean label ingredients, a manufacturer of fresh […]