EEUU: New clean food solution for potato browning introduced
The top product quality challenge facing fresh-cut potato processors is enzymatic browning and a common browning preventative –sulfites – can trigger an allergic reaction in some people. Using sulfites can also trigger FDA-mandated labeling.
“Our customers asked for a clean food solution to potato browning so we tapped our fresh-cut processing experience,” said Hennessy Food president Jeremy Dygert. “This is a win for processors and consumers who want great-tasting potato products that are healthy and safe too.”
The company’s patent-pending HFC-90 formula stops browning and promotes the freshness of cut potatoes without using sulfites such as sodium metabisulfite. HFC-90 maintains cut potatoes’ natural color while retaining potatoes’ texture and firmness the company reports.
“Potato foods are a staple of the American diet, but many consumers are looking for healthier options,” Dygert said. “HFC-90 extends cut potatoes’ shelf life, lets their natural flavor shine through and maintains nutrients. It’s also certified Kosher and Halal and we’re working on organic certification.” He added that HFC-90 is competitively priced compared to other non-sulfite treatments and the transition is easy.
HFC-90 is the newest addition to Hennessy Food’s family of proprietary non-browning products. HFC-16 is Hennessy Food’s anti-browning formula for fresh-cut produce, designed for organic and conventional produce. It is proven to prevent browning and extend the shelf life of apples, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, celery, nectarines, peaches and pears. The company is currently testing HFC-16 on avocados and guacamole, romaine and other leafy greens and more. HFC-16 contains no genetically modified organisms (GMOs), allergens or sulfites, is certified Kosher and is registered with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).
Hennessy Food’s HFC-10 formula is proven to prevent browning and increase the shelf life of conventional fresh-cut produce including apples, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, celery and pears. HFC-10 is currently being tested on avocados and guacamole, romaine and other leafy greens and more. HFC-10 contains no GMOs, allergens or sulfites and is certified Kosher.
Hennessy Food team has extensive fresh-cut processing experience, from the company’s executive suite down to every member of the company’s sales and compliance teams. “We know fresh-cut processing because we’ve done it too,” said Dygert. “We do more than sell antioxidant solutions at competitive pricing. Tell us what’s challenging you and we’ll help you find workable solutions.”
For more information:
Hennessy Food LLC
Tel: +1 (703) 727-8808