Meat, Poultry, Seafood and Plant Proteins

From flavouring and seasoning to breading and batters, we deliver great tasting products without losing sight
of safety and performance.

Enhancing products with natural solutions

To create great tasting and better-for-you solutions designed to enhance our customers' meat and meat alternative products, Kerry uses innovation technology and processing systems along with applications and sensory expertise.

From retail to foodservice, our meat products and systems are safety and performance guaranteed. We offer:

  • functional meat systems: brines, cures and textured plant protein

  • meat flavourings: natural, meat and cooking method/processing flavours

  • meat and savoury seasonings: meat seasonings, meat-free/plant proteins seasonings

  • natural smoke condensates and grill flavours

  • marinades, rubs and glazes

  • batters, breaders and predusts

  • fermented ingredients

From clean label to flavour and texture offerings, Kerry is your ideal partner in ideating and creating new innovative products.

Here is an overview of our solutions by protein type.

Whether it’s ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook, BBQ, rotisserie or deli, we help customers create great-tasting, nutrient-rich poultry products to meet consumer demand.

Poultry is regarded as the most versatile of meat proteins. Customers partner with Kerry to develop tailored solutions to meet their unique category needs, locally and around the globe.

Our industry-leading range of meat systems provide customers with customised taste innovation for every market, ensuring each poultry product is filled with great taste while helping optimise cost, product yield and shelf life. Our poultry solutions are designed to offer:

  • Transparency. When it comes to poultry, transparency is not just expected – it is fundamental. Clean and clear labels are a key focus for poultry consumers.

  • Food safety. Our robust food safety programmes help customers safeguard the security of the food chain to protect their products and their brands.
  • Better taste. Enhance the taste of your next poultry product through our coatings, seasonings, sauces, marinades, rubs, glazes, natural smoke condensates, authentic culinary foundations, yeast extracts and natural flavours.

  • Better performance. Create poultry products with extended shelf life or improved texture through our brines, cures, emulsifiers, binders, clean label preservatives and texturisers.

  • Better-for-you options. Develop healthy alternatives with our baked crumbs and reduced-fat and gluten-free coating systems, which can be tailored according to your specific application requirements or consumer preferences. More specifically, we can help you create a truly unique, great-tasting and better-for-you coating system by leveraging many different types of fats or blends of fat which can be applied to a variety of crumbs and infused with herbs and spices, oils, seeds and grains.

Bacon, hams, sausages, bratwurst, hot dogs, pork chops, roasts and loins and ribs...
the list goes on.

Our market leading portfolio of natural smoke condensates and grill flavours, combined with our leading savoury taste portfolio, functional meat systems, our knowledge of applications and application equipment and our passion for food help us meet the needs of the ever-changing consumer.

Whether it’s sausages with just the right seasoning and the perfect bite, a hot dog on the grill or hickory smoked bacon, we work with you to deliver the authentic taste experiences that your customers crave.

Our process knowledge and know-how helps you reduce yield loss, increase throughput and create products that have more consistent colour, are more sustainable and deliver greater overall value.

In addition to meeting the needs of our customers from a taste and manufacturing perspective, we also help our customers lead nutritionally, working closely with them to deliver products with cleaner labels and other key industry health drivers.

Customers rely on Kerry’s decades of taste experience and functional expertise to ensure their products stand out from the crowd.

Our in-depth understanding of meat science enables more efficient production and ensures safety – leading to improved product taste and performance, shelf life and sustainability.

Kerry’s vast portfolio of red meat solutions can assist with:

  • improving yield
  • improving water, fat and protein binding
  • improving manufacturability
  • extending shelf life
  • improving or maintaining taste

Our fully integrated solutions help customers tackle microbial challenges, promoting fresher-for-longer, improved food safety and enhanced colour stability. 

We offer better-for-you solutions to address the growing consumer need for healthier, more balanced alternatives. This allows us to reduce salt, fat and sugar without compromising great taste while also helping customers balance the cost and performance of their recipes.


Seafood is perceived to be a healthy solution due to its high content of protein and nutrients.

Our dedicated nutritionists and R&D scientists can enhance the natural health benefits of seafood by providing natural, clean label solutions to help customers develop more wholesome seafood products. Our skilled culinary experts and food scientists can work with you to incorporate Kerry’s taste systems into any seafood product application in a cost-effective way. We also understand the priorities of the global seafood industry, which means listening to consumer concerns about management of fish resources.

Our line of seafood solutions include:

  • Coatings. Coated seafood remains high on consumers’ preferred meal choices, with fish fingers and fillets found in many households. Quality coatings start with a passion for breadcrumbs.

  • Flavour. Customers come to Kerry to leverage our natural smoke condensates, grill flavours, savoury flavours, stocks, broths and bouillons, plus our meat, vegetable and herb reductions, yeast extracts and traditional cooking method/process flavours to develop great-tasting and market-leading seafood products.


We’re perfecting the art of plant based protein products that look, taste and feel like real meat, addressing the needs of flexitarians, vegetarians, vegans and health conscious consumers.

Our plant protein products are ideal for a variety of formats, including but not limited to:

  • sausages
  • burgers
  • pies
  • ready meals
  • meal centres
  • sandwich fillings
  • coated products
  • shreds
  • strips

Whether developing a protein base from soy, wheat or other alternatives, Kerry provides customers with complete solutions, including binding technology, seasonings, taste and coating systems that focus on a variety of applications.

Our functional systems for binding deliver great mouthfeel. Nutritional benefits include added fibre and fat reduction, combined with fresher-for-longer natural preservative technology to reduce product spoilage and waste.

Our seasonings, sauces and glazes are designed with with vegetarian applications in mind. We’re also developing our plant protein range in tandem with the demand for products that meet consumers’ growing preference for allergen and gluten-free with proprietary products including:

  • Wheatpro
  • K-Tex
  • Cereshred
  • Plenti
  • PlantFare

Learn more about our nutritional proteins, functional proteins and plant proteins.

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Partner with Kerry to solve your meat, poultry, seafood and plant protein needs. Whether it’s working with our marketing insight analysts, food scientists or chefs, we can help ensure your next food product meets the demand of your consumers.