Producing a beef or pork product can be costly. And—as a manufacturer—you’re probably always looking for ways to cut costs, while maintaining, even improving, quality.
Sonac has a new product, made using a patented process, that will save on your formulation costs. Called QExtend, Sonac offers two varieties—QExtend Beef PF12 and QExtend Pork PF12—both of which can replace meat and fat up to 25%.
Read on for three specific ways using QExtend can save you money producing your beef or pork product, while maintaining the eating quality and making it an even more healthy product.
How to reduce cost in beef and pork formulations
1. Use less raw meat
Raw pork and beef for your food product is arguably the most expensive part of the formulation. When you use QExtend, you can replace raw meat material with QExtend in a 1:1 ratio, sometimes up to 20 to 25% of its initial quantity, and without affecting the quality of your end product. But QExtend is more affordable compared to the price of raw meat, while being a sustainable option.
2. Fewer price fluctuations
Unlike with raw meat ingredients, and particularly with pork and beef (two proteins that regularly fluctuate in their cost), QExtend prices fluctuate much less. That’s due mostly to how it’s made: by texturizing animal pork and beef proteins into texturized proteins using a patented process.
3. Increase raw material inventory
In some countries, meat is sometimes less available. When meat is harder to secure, the price will rise (which brings us back to point #2 above). But also, when you add QExtend and you use less meat (yet produce the same final yield), you’re slowly saving more extra raw, frozen beef and pork. Over time this will give you more flexibility with your raw materials, and help you be slightly less at the mercy of the meat market.
QExtend improves beef and pork production costs
Adding a more cost-controlled product like QExtend to your beef and pork formulations could allow your organization to use less raw meat, be protected from some raw meat material price fluctuations, while contributing to sustainable products.
Curious about the quality of your meat product? Sonac’s extensive tests prove that the end product is of the highest quality for both taste and texture. Contact Sonac’s product specialist to request test information or test QExtend yourself in our new application centre SPARC*. In our recents blogs about fat reduction and meat replacement with protein fibers you can find more information about this unique product.
Would you like to try this natural meat replacer in your beef or pork product? Fill out a sample request here and a product specialist from Sonac will arrange for a sample to be sent. Learn more about QExtend Beef PF12 and QExtend Pork PF12 here.