KALAMAZOO, MICH. — Kalsec is introducing DuraShield Antimicrobial Food Protection Blends in the United States.

The blends combine natural antioxidants, like rosemary and acerola extracts, with natural antimicrobials, like cultured dextrose and buffered vinegar, to improve shelf-life and food safety in a range of applications, including meat and poultry, deli salads, dips, sauces and dressings.

DuraShield Natural Food Protection Blends offer a clean label alternative to synthetic food preservation blends, according to the company.

“We’ve taken our industry-leading innovations in naturally sourced antioxidants to craft DuraShield blends that keep food labels clean and products secure and stable,” said Jane Quartel, executive director of product management, food protection, at Kalsec. “Our DuraShield antimicrobial and antioxidant blends balance scientifically proven functional efficacy, flavor and aroma management systems to ensure the highest quality solutions that protect your brand.”