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Salad dip preservative has clean-label claims

By Noli Dinkovski

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Verdad 410 can be used in potato salad, coleslaw, refrigerated sauces, and dips
Verdad 410 can be used in potato salad, coleslaw, refrigerated sauces, and dips

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A preservative for dips, spreads and deli-style salads – made from a combination of fermented cane sugar and speciality vinegar – took centre stage at Corbion’s stand during Food Ingredients Europe, held in Frankfurt last November.

Pitched as a natural, clean-label alternative to traditional artificial additives such as sorbate and benzoate, Verdad 410 can control microbial spoilage in chilled salads, maintaining quality and flavour, Corbion said.

In addition to boosting food safety, the ingredient also enhances savoury notes, such as tomato, spices and herbs, while ensuring end products maintain a fresh taste, the company added.

A wide range of chilled applications

Verdad 410 works with a wide range of chilled applications, from potato salad and coleslaw to refrigerated sauces and dips.

The ingredient is non-genetically modified as well as being gluten-free, enabling manufacturers to meet the demand for healthy and less processed foods, said Ruud Peerbooms, senior vice president food at Corbion.

“Over the past couple of years, there has been an increasing appetite for chilled foods that are healthy, yet tasty,”​ Peerbooms explained.

‘Requirements for clean-label deli salads’

“Verdad 410 enables manufacturers to fulfil the requirements for clean-label deli salads, which remain fresh for as long as possible.

“Our team can work to overcome any complex application challenges they may face, and ensure chilled foods meet the current and future demands of the industry.”

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