Creator's Briefs

Antimicrobial Preservative
A&b Ingredients, Fairchild, nj, Introduces Mirenat®-n, an Extremely Safe, Highly-efficient Anti-microbial Preservative Based on the Lauric Arginate (lae) Compound. Unlike Traditional Anti-microbials, Which are Unfavorably Regarded by Consumers, lae is Derived From Lauric Acid and Arginine, Naturally Occurring Substances With Impressive Health Benefits.
A natural biochemical, lauric acid is a lipid vital to the construction of cellular membranes and known for its anti-microbial properties. Arginine is an amino acid with a host of beneficial properties supported by more than 50 years of research. Among the most compelling are its abilities to enhance immunity, increase muscle mass, speed healing, facilitate the release of human growth hormone (HGH), increase sexual potency, and reverse artherosclerosis.
Mirenat-N can be used in a broad variety of processed foods including meat products such as deli meats; ready-to-eat foods, including tuna salad, potato salad, cole slaw, etc.; and any prepared foods that have limited shelf life or in need of refrigeration.
Mirenat-N is exceptionally effective in controlling a wide range of bacteria, molds, and yeast, can be used successfully at very low levels, and has little or no effect on the taste and texture of the original food product. Mirenat-N is also extremely stable and doesn’t promote resistance in bacteria. Resistance can cause bacteria to mutate, rendering the preservative useless.
A&B Ingredients, phone (973-227-1390 or visit

Flavor-enhanced ingredient
Purac has developed a flavor-enhanced potassium lactate/diacetate, PURASAL Opti.Form PD 4/F. In conjunction with a world leader in the flavor industry, Purac added a flavor enhancer to PURASAL. The flavor enhancer is designed to improve the flavor of potassium lactate and sodium diacetate used in cooked meat and poultry products.
PURAC America, phone (847) 634-6330 or e-mail

Custom batters and breadings
Southeastern Mills, a leading supplier of batters, breadings, and seasonings for the foodservice and food-processing industries, is also a leading supplier of customized batters and breadings.
Customized batter and breading systems are great ways to showcase signature items by complementing these products with a unique flavor and texture combination designed specifically for them. By carefully balancing the viscosity of the batter and the texture of breading, the company relays that its team can perfectly enhance meat and poultry products.
Offerings range from a crispy coating with a lot of texture and a Southwestern to a crunchy coating with a light texture and mild flavor.
Southeastern Mills Inc., phone Ann Juttelstad at (815) 465-2070, or e-mail