Wixon, a manufacturer of seasonings, flavors, and technologies for the food, beverage, and meat industry, has introduced its new, proprietary Wix-Fresh Reduced Sodium System (RSS), specifically designed for meat and poultry by The Wixon Protein Group.

Wix-Fresh RSS positively impacts flavor naturally without compromising on functionality, generating up to a 50 percent reduction in sodium. It can be customized to any meat species or application, including: ground; emulsified; whole muscle; internal addition; topical rubs; and marinades/injection systems for beef, pork, poultry, and fish. A dry system with the stability and functionality of salt for processing, Wix-Fresh RSS’s natural flavors allow for a clean, reduced sodium product label.

“Created in response to demand from both health-conscious consumers and food producers, Wix-Fresh RSS allows our customers to formulate meat and poultry products that taste great but reduce high sodium content,” says Ron Ratz, director of protein development for Wixon. “With processed meats being a leading contributor of sodium, the ability for Wix-Fresh RSS to generate up to a 50 percent reduction in sodium creates healthier meat without compromising on flavor.”

Founded in 1907, Wixon is a fully integrated meat, food, and beverage ingredient leader providing flavor technologies, custom-ground spices, blended seasonings, protein expertise, foodservice and menu solutions, and consumer products and packaging. Wixon’s brand promise of Service Driven Culinary Science gives customers the added benefit of food technology enhanced by the creativity of culinary arts. With its advanced scientific and culinary capabilities combined with a passion for service, Wixon drives innovation and provides solutions for its customers. Besides custom flavor formulations, Wixon offers R&D, product development, packaging options, inventory management, and just-in-time delivery. Located in St. Francis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee, Wixon is FSSC 22000 Certified and QAI Organic Certified. More information on Wixon or any of its products may be obtained at www.wixon.com or by calling (800) 841-5304.