Industry News | February 21, 2011

Taste the Flavors of Wixon

Wixon, a manufacturer of seasonings, flavors, ingredients, and consumer products for the food and beverage industry, is demonstrating its protein expertise and technologies for meat products at the Annual Meat Conference.

The conference takes place February 20-22, at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas. Visitors to Wixon’s booth will be served samples of the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sausage Breakfast Stick; Reduced Sodium Pork and Beef Chorizo; and Savory Umami Beef Patty.

“We look forward to showcasing Wixon’s protein and flavor technology expertise at the Annual Meat Conference,” says Ron Ratz, director of protein development for Wixon. “This is an opportunity for industry visitors to sample new, healthy, and on-trend flavors, including technologies that they can apply to their own protein products.” 

The Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sausage Breakfast Stick is ideal for “on-the go” and health-conscious appetites. Featuring 80 percent lean pork and made with real eggs that you can actually see in the stick, the snack is developed using Wix-Fresh Technologies.

Wix-Fresh OatMax increases moisture retention, shelf-life, and overall savory notes, while reducing the warmed-over flavor often found in pre-cooked meats. Wix-Fresh MinerMax provides antioxidant benefits, enhances savory notes, and masks metallic flavors. Wixon’s proprietary Country-Style Breakfast flavor gives the snack stick a traditional taste.

The Reduced Sodium Pork and Beef Chorizo is formulated with all-natural KCLean Salt for that classic salty taste. Sodium is reduced by nearly 40 percent from that of standard pork chorizo. The crumble also features Wixon’s authentic Chorizo flavor system and is made with both pork and beef.

Comprised of 75 percent lean beef, the Savory Umami Beef Patty contains OatMax and Wixon’s Umami flavor enhancement system.

The new products were developed in Wixon’s Meat and Poultry Pilot Plant by the company’s Protein division. Staffed by meat scientists, flavor chemists, food technologists, and analytical and quality experts, the team is adept at everything from ideation and R&D to flavor mapping and product prototypes. Wixon’s customized protein seasonings and flavor systems can be used in a variety of meat products, including rubs, marinades, breadings and batters, gravies, dipping sauces, and more. 

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