Processing aids versus processing additives in shrimp.
Well processing aids – such as polyphosphate (e451) – is used in whole coldwater prawn to help break down the membrane between shell and meat – but use does not need to be declared.
Contrary to when e451 is used on shrimp meat – with a resultant water pickup and weight gain. Here this is a processing additive – and need to be declared.
Prawnmaster says: Using processing aids and additives are not conducive for producing natural clean deck shrimp…