All carrageenan has been removed from Applegate deli meats.
What is carrageenan?
Carrageenan is an ingredient derived fr.om red seaweed and is commonly used as a thickener or stabilizing agent in dairy foods such as ice cream and yogurt. Carrageenan is also commonly used as a binder in deli meats to help prevent meat from falling apart when sliced, particularly those made with poultry.
What are we using instead?
Applegate replaced carrageenan with non-GMO potato starch in both the natural and organic products in 2018. Potato starch makes up a small amount of the product (less than 2 percent) and helps make it more sliceable, prevents it from drying out, and makes it easier to separate slices out of the package.
The potato starch used in all Applegate deli meat, is non-GMO – compliant through an Identity Preserved program you can read more about here, https://non-gmoreport.com/articles/mar07/identity_preservation.php
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