The trend for sodium reduction in meat products is clear. Food companies want to comply to the WHO advice to reduce sodium content, but often struggle with increased costs , shelf-life or flavor impact. This white paper explains how the safety and shelf-life of your meat product can be increased without any addition of sodium and at lower costs than your current way of preservation. Provian® K is a pH neutral free flowing white powder with excellent antimicrobial properties. Research results show that Provian® K is already effective at levels as low as 0.5%. The data show that Provian® K protects meat products from growth of pathogens and extends shelf-life by inhibition of the growth of Lactic acid bacteria.