EUSTIS, FLA. — Florida Food Products, a formulator and producer of clean label ingredient solutions, launched VegStable, a new plant-based antioxidant.

The antioxidant solution debuted at the International Production and Processing Expo, held in Atlanta in January. Derived from green tea, rosemary, acerola and rice brand extract, it serves as an alternative to chemical additives like BHA/BHT, according to the company.

VegStable Fresh helps delay oxidation to lock in the integrity of meat and poultry products while keeping the off-putting effects of oxidization at bay, said Christopher Nease, vice president of business development at Florida Food Products. Benefits include shelf life extension, rancidity prevention, and color and flavor maintenance.

“VegStable Fresh is an ideal clean label alternative to chemical antioxidants that makes it possible to maintain the quality and freshness of meat and poultry products, such as fresh and cooked pork sausage, and ground turkey, with the power of plants,” Mr. Naese said. “In ground turkey applications, VegStable Fresh has not only improved shelf-life extension and provided rancidity prevention but is also aiding purge reduction and enhancing texture.”