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Ladenburg, 20 January 2014

sub4salt® gains USDA approval for whole muscle poultry and meat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the use of sub4salt® in whole muscle poultry and meat in order to reduce sodium content of processed meat products. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has completed its review of data provided in October 2012 and has no objection to the suitability and safety of sub4salt® in whole muscle poultry and meat such as ham, turkey or corned beef.

Jungbunzlauer’s sub4salt® is successfully used world-wide, as a salt replacer in processed food such as meat products. Consisting of salt, potassium chloride and sodium gluconate a 1:1 replacement enables food manufacturer to reduce sodium by 35 %, without compromising taste or functionality. Especially in meat products where sodium reduction often affects water binding capacity and microbiological spoilage, functionality of salt replacers plays a crucial role. sub4salt® is successfully used in emulsified sausage in the US, such as Bologna, without any adverse effects on shelf-life, texture or taste profile. To leverage these successes and to make the product viable for other meat categories, Jungbunzlauer verified the microbiological safety using sub4salt® in bone-in-ham, corned beef and turkey. The trials were carried out in cooperation with a US based meat company and an independent laboratory accredited by USDA. The test results were favorable so that the approval was just a matter of time. Since today, sub4salt® can be used in the US in emulsified sausages and whole muscle poultry and meat.

If you have any questions please contact us at meatjungbunzlauer.com or visit our booth #7362 Hall B at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) from January, 28th - 30th 2014 in Atlanta / Georgia.