LAKE MARY, FLA.— Florida Food Products has launched VegStable Secure, a clean label antimicrobial ingredient.

The ingredient enables brands to naturally protect a variety of foods from pathogens and spoilage by reducing the growth of Listeria monocytogenes.

VegStable Secure targets the Listeria monocytogenes and spoilage bacteria that harms food. The product also may extend the shelf life of multiple applications like meats, hams, and hot dogs while doing so naturally through plants.

VegStable Secure may keep products safe and secure from pathogens and spoilage, extend shelf life and improve food safety, and provide clean flavor profiles with no sensory impact.

“We are thrilled to launch VegStable Secure, FFP’s new and completely natural antimicrobial solution,” said Jason Reicks, vice president of market development, performance, FFP. “VegStable Secure is a real game-changer for the industry in terms of antimicrobial protection because it helps brands control Listeria monocytogenes, extend shelf life, and keep foods safe and secure — naturally, with the power of plants. Antimicrobials such as sodium acetate, sodium lactate, and nitrates play an essential role in the modern food supply chain to ensure that products stay safe and fresh.”