Newly Weds Foods DefenStat is a clean label ingredient for raw meat and poultry that inhibits pathogen proliferation throughout product processing and distribution, substantially reduces potential for cross-contamination, and enhances E. coli and Salmonella susceptibility to heat. An easy to use liquid, DefenStat can be applied directly to ground products and to whole muscle meats by marination. When incorporated into uncooked meat and poultry during processing, the label-friendly antimicrobial ingredient inhibits E. coli and Salmonella growth known to occur in cold chain distribution. DefenStat also provides protection against cross contamination throughout the distribution cycle and reduces pathogen survival rates even during a non-validated (home) cook. DefenStat effectively delivers this further layer of protection against these harmful organisms without any negative contribution to food flavor or overall product quality.