HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ. — Diana Food expanded its food protection platform with the addition of organic cultured celery powder.

The product is the first organic solution for natural meat curing available on the US market and was created to accommodate anticipated USDA organic regulatory changes that would require the use of organic celery in organic meat products, according to the company. It is available at an industry standard of 22,500 ppm sodium nitrite equivalent.

“By incorporating two of our core competencies, agronomy and processing expertise, we were able to deliver this innovation to the US market,” said Ryan Goeser, business development manager, meat food protection, at Diana Food.

Other products in Diana Food’s meat curing portfolio include cultured Swiss chard powder, which also provides a natural source of sodium nitrite, and acerola cherry powder, which enables natural cure acceleration and contributes antioxidant capabilities.