NPF28619_RiceBowlSodium nitrite is essential to food safety. Naturally produced by the body and found in vegetables like spinach and broccoli, it’s a USDA-approved and regulated food additive that keeps cured meats fresh and safe. It inhibits the growth of microorganisms, prevents rancidity, and has been used in cured meat production since 1925.

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