Accel and DuraFresh

Discover clean label preservation solutions for fresh and processed meats.

Consumer trends drive the need for clean label solutions

Consumers’ desire for less processed foods with simple recognizable ingredients continues to grow along with their list of "rejected" or “no-no ingredients”. It’s not easy to replace certain ingredients because our customers need to meet the current food safety requirements while moving their brands to a clean label or more premium format. We help by providing a portfolio of clean label preservation options that include natural cures, antimicrobials and solutions for poultry products without the use of nitrite.

Meat products with natural claims are growing

Meat has played a prominent part in the clean label movement with many ingredients such as nitrites, nitrates, high fructose corn syrup and MSG making it to the top rejected list for lunch meats and hot dogs/ sausages.

 

Source: Nielsen December 2018

 

Explore our clean label preservation portfolio

Accel

Accel is Kerry’s clean label natural cure for processed meats. Our technology allows you to replace sodium nitrite in cured processed meat products. This process allows for natural and no artificial preservative claims, potential for verified Non-GMO Project, organic suitable and premiumization.

Product categories include:

  • Deli Meats
  • Ham
  • Hot dogs
  • Bacon
  • Cooked Sausages
  • Fermented Meats

DuraFresh

DuraFresh is used for replacing lactates and diacetates in fresh and processed meats. The use of this technology allows for natural and no artificial preservative claims and potential for verified Non-GMO Project.

Product categories include:

  • Deli Meats
  • Ham
  • Hot Dogs
  • Bacon
  • Cooked Sausages
  • Fresh Sausages and Fresh Poultry
  • Value Added Beef and Pork

 

Accel

Accel

Accel is Kerry’s clean label natural cure for processed meats. Our technology allows you to replace sodium nitrite in cured processed meat products. This process allows for natural and no artificial preservative claims, potential for verified Non-GMO Project, organic suitable and premiumization.

Product categories include:

  • Deli Meats
  • Ham
  • Hot dogs
  • Bacon
  • Cooked Sausages
  • Fermented Meats

DuraFresh

DuraFresh

DuraFresh is used for replacing lactates and diacetates in fresh and processed meats. The use of this technology allows for natural and no artificial preservative claims and potential for verified Non-GMO Project.

Product categories include:

  • Deli Meats
  • Ham
  • Hot Dogs
  • Bacon
  • Cooked Sausages
  • Fresh Sausages and Fresh Poultry
  • Value Added Beef and Pork

 

Uncured hot dog case study

Challenge:
Customer wanted an uncured, long-lasting clean label hot dog that matched a competitor’s sensory properties – without the undesirable ingredients.


Solution:
Kerry’s portfolio of clean label solutions provided traditional cured color, texture and flavor while maintaining fresh taste over the shelf life. Our solution leveraged Accel™ natural cure and DuraFresh™ technologies.


Result:
All artificial preservatives were removed from the product 90-120 days in shelf life rating 3.4% immediate uplift in sales.

About Kerry

Kerry is committed to delivering authentic taste and nutrition experiences.

We bring to the table our strong food heritage with 40 years, global insights, marketplace knowledge, culinary, and applications expertise and unique solutions that meet consumers’ needs. Kerry began as a dairy cooperative in Ireland, committed to producing real and wholesome ingredients. As we’ve grown, we continue to provide solutions that satisfy a fundamental need: to eat, to eat well, and to be healthy. Kerry’s focus on Taste & Nutrition combines our multi-sensory aroma and texture experience with in-depth knowledge of people, life stage, and daily nutritional needs. By partnering with Kerry, customers are taken on a journey to make food, beverage, and pharma products that people enjoy and feel better about.

We call this Leading to Better.