Newly Weds Foods has announced the addition of DefenStat to its IsoStat Products Group portfolio of food safety products. This clean label ingredient for raw meat and poultry is the only product of its kind, protecting against the three systemic failures leading to E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks. DefenStat inhibits pathogen proliferation throughout product processing and distribution, substantially reduces potential for cross-contamination and, enhances E. coli and Salmonella susceptibility to heat.

This new and revolutionary intervention gives processors, retailers, foodservice operators and consumers an added level of defense against these food safety concerns.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, Salmonella causes 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths per year in the U.S., while E. coli causes an estimated 96,000 illnesses and 31 deaths. The combined interventions resulting from the use of DefenStat dramatically lower the risk of foodborne illness.

An easy to use liquid, DefenStat can be applied directly to ground products and to whole muscle meats by marination. When incorporated into uncooked meat and poultry during processing, this unique, label-friendly antimicrobial ingredient inhibits E. coli and Salmonella growth known to occur in cold chain distribution. DefenStat also provides protection against cross contamination throughout the distribution cycle and reduces pathogen survival rates even during a non-validated (home) cook. DefenStat effectively delivers this further layer of protection against these harmful organisms without any negative contribution to food flavor or overall product quality.

DefenStat was developed exclusively by Newly Weds Foods. All ingredients are "safe and suitable" and Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. The product has also received a Letter of No Objection from the USDA.

About Newly Weds Foods

Newly Weds Foods, Inc. has long been a world leader in the production of food coatings, seasonings and food safety ingredients for the food processing and foodservice industries. Worldwide operations currently consists of 16 North America plants and 10 international production facilities including China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and the United Kingdom. This enables Newly Weds Foods to provide insight,responsiveness and product sourcing with a global scope as well as an international perspective on markets and trends.

IsoStat Products Group

Newly Weds Foods' internal research and sales group committed to the development of value-added ingredients designed to protect product integrity and promote food safety. Its portfolio of food safety and functional ingredients deliver exceptional performance in shelf-life extension to pathogen inhibition.