Premium, chef-inspired frozen meals continue to steal supermarket freezer space from more traditional frozen foods, as these products provide fast, high-quality meal solutions for today’s not-enough-hours-in-the-day consumers. I, personally, am a huge fan.
There’s a great deal of confusion about the term “natural” when it comes to food and beverage marketing, as product developers have been given very little guidance from federal authorities regarding its use. At best, the FDA disqualifies some ingredients from being called natural, as they have been deemed artificial or synthetic.
When processors are looking to enhance the texture and improve moisture retention in their protein products, one option they can turn to is the use of approved phosphates in their formulations.
The two beneficial effects of phosphates in meat and poultry products are moisture retention and flavor protection.