Antimicrobial for RTE products launched

Tuesday, 15 May, 2012

Kemin has launched an antimicrobial for ready-to-eat (RTE) products. BactoCease is a propionic acid-based antimicrobial designed to protect RTE meat and poultry products from Listeria monocytogenes.

The company says the product helps control Listeria, reduces microbial spoilage, extends shelf life and increases the safety of RTE meat and poultry products.

“Until now, meat manufacturers have only had one primary option for Listeria control - lactates,” says William Schroeder, Director of research and development for the Food Technologies Division of Kemin.

“BactoCease is a cost-effective lactate alternative on the market that has scientifically sound research demonstrating excellent, more consistent performance in controlling Listeria in RTE meat and poultry when compared to lactates.”

According to Kemin, BactoCease has been shown to consistently inhibit Listeria in turkey, ham and roast beef for an average of 10-12 weeks. The product reportedly has no negative impact on the flavour of RTE meat and poultry products and apparently contributes to lower sodium levels in the finished product.

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