Z Trim Holdings Inc., a bio-technology company providing value-added ingredients to a variety of industries, has announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the labeling of Z Trim products in meat applications.

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Specifically, the FDA has approved the use of Z Trim ingredients in ground, emulsified and processed meats and poultry. Z Trim ingredients can help food processors significantly lower their costs while improving finished product performance for consumers, according to the company. For example, when a small percentage of Z Trim corn fiber is added to a ground beef formula, the Z Trim will bind the juices, fats and seasonings, thereby enhancing flavor, texture and yield. Further, it will prevent oil separation during cooking, reducing shrinkage and giving the finished product a better appearance.