Flavorseal seasoning transfer products are designed to help processors capture a larger share of the $799bn processed meat market.
Demand for processed meats is on the rise worldwide. Market intelligence firm Markets and Markets indicates global demand for processed meats will surge to more than $799bn by 2018.
Increased market share
Flavorseal representative Stacey Brown told FoodProductionDaily.com that introducing a broader range of flavors can help meat producers capture a larger market share.
“Adding flavors to their product lines help processors maintain a competitive advantage and create consumer excitement with innovative bold flavor profiles,” she said. “Consumers have been increasingly exposed to new flavor trends and food ideas in restaurants and in the media, and now they are looking for them in grocery stores.”
Brown told FPD that hot flavor trends in meat products include international tastes (such as Asian or Mediterranean varieties), hot-and-spicy flavors (buffalo, habanero and the like), and barbecue.
The seasoning transfer line offered by Ohio-based Flavorseal includes three product types. Seasoned Netting helps impart seasoning and spices to boneless deli meats without introducing additional steps into the processing line; it also helps form, shape and pattern the meats.
The company’s seasoning transfer sheets feature pre-applied spice for controlled application to bacon and other items. Flavorseal transfer casings also have pre-applied spices and can be either individually clipped, or shirred to run on standard processing machinery.
Brown said that Flavorseal’s seasoning transfer products can help meat companies add flavor without adding complexity to processing operations.
“Using seasoning transfer products keeps the production line cleaner, reducing cleanup time between production runs,” she said.
Additionally, Brown said, use of seasoning transfer products can help processors add variety while shortening product development time.