The meat and poultry industry is one of the most competitive in Europe and the UK's leading clean ingredient solutions developers, Ulrick & Short Ltd, has launched a full range of products to help it meet retailers' demands for alternatives to modified starches and additives.
This cutthroat market prides itself on its ability to add value to varying cuts of meat with its diverse range of marinades and to help stimulate this further, Ulrick & Short has developed its Synergie and Eziglaze range of functional clean label starches to aid marinade and glaze adhesion for meat products.
Produced from a range of crops and available as pre-gel and cook-up powders, these clean ingredients not only improve overall product succulence, extending shelf-life, but also increase yields and can provide significant cost savings.
Designed exclusively for the meat industry, new ingredients from the company's Synergie™ range require no mechanical mixing so can be added to marinades with large particulates or ones that are already viscous.
Eziglaze provides finished coatings with superior clarity, sheen and improved textural qualities, such as stickiness, which are all attained from the sophisticated make-up of the starch granules.
Both starches benefit from the super clean declaration 'cornflour' and are ideal for improving even pick up and increasing the retention of juices in finished cooked meats, which helps to preserve the flavors of both the protein and the marinade.
Traditionally, many in the meat industry have relied on modified starches, xanthan gums and additives and have found it difficult to achieve consistent textures and even distribution. However, these exceptional functional ingredients have incomparable binding qualities, are easy to use and unlike other products on the market, do not mask flavors.
With the market for protein marinades and glazes set to expand further, Ulrick & Short is confident that its latest range of ingredients will be able help this sector flourish, bringing innumerable development and cost saving opportunities for food producers.
Ulrick & Short does not just design, manufacture and supply food ingredients but also offers a full package of support including product development, technical knowledge and guidance towards understanding different ingredients and textural qualities and the effects that these have on finished products.
For more information on how Ulrick & Short could help your business, please contact one of the team on 01977 620011 or visit the website www.cleanlabelingredients.com
Formed in 2000, Ulrick & Short Ltd is a leading developer, designer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality clean label ingredients, which are predominantly used by the UK food industry.
Ingredients developed by Ulrick & Short contain no chemicals or artificial components and are free from genetic modification. The company develops bespoke solutions to suit individual needs across a wide range of foods including processed meats, soups and sauces, baked goods and battered products.
All of Ulrick & Short's raw materials are processed by accredited partners worldwide and the quality of the ingredients is assured by the controlled environment of the company's own development kitchens.
The company already has an excellent reputation for its level of responsiveness in getting 'products to market' quickly.
Ulrick & Short's clean label ingredient range gives food producers the advantage of having simpler declarations without compromising on quality. The on-going success and continued investment into research and new product development drives the company forward, giving it a good advantage over its competitors.
More product details can be found at www.ulrickandshort.com