Processed meat is meat that has been preserved by curing, salting, smoking, drying or canning. Processed meat has consistently been linked with harmful effects on health. This is a fact that health-conscious people have been aware of for decades. For this reason, eating high amounts of processed meat is more common among people with unhealthy lifestyle habits. Processed cheese is basically made from natural cheese. However, it varies in degree and sharpness of flavor. It is a product made from cheese, emulsifiers (two insoluble liquids), sodium citrate, calcium phosphate, sorbic acid (preservative), enzymes, cheese culture, vitamin D3, milk fat, extra salt, saturated vegetable oils, whey and artificial food colorings. Generally, to make processed cheese, a portion of natural cheese is melted, emulsified and held together with preservatives, artificial ingredients and double the amount of salt used than that of natural cheese. It is then poured and reformed in to various other forms of cheese products.
Mexican processed meat processed cheese market is comprehended by meat type, meat product, cheese product and distribution channel. By meat type the market is further segmented into poultry, beef, pork, mutton and others. Based on meat product the market is categorized into cured and uncured meat. By cheese product the market is further segmented into processed cheese slices, processed cheese blocks, processed cheese spreads â€“ tubs/jars, canned processed cheese and others. Based on distribution channel the market is categorized into supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, food specialty stores and others.
Sample Companies profiled in this report are:
- Cargill, Inc. (U.S.),
- Hormel Foods (U.S.),
- NH Foods Mexicana S.A.DE C.V. (Japan),
- Smithfield Foods de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (U.S.),
- Wayne Farms LLC (U.S.),
Increase in demand for products with high protein content is propelling the growth of the market. Private label processed cheese is becoming popular among consumers as it is affordable and ready-to-cook and resembles entrees is further fueling the growth of the market.
The research methodology opted for this report incorporates initial segregation of the market by meat type, meat product, cheese product, distribution channel and geography. This was followed by mining of market volume and revenue of different type of meat employed by various distribution channels with respect to regions considered. Bottom up approach was then followed for estimating the global market size and its forecast for period 2017 to 2023. The data figures and supporting insights so collated were validated through primary research process by Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) which comprised of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, associations and end users.