BactoCEASE™, a food safety ingredient for proteins, is a liquid based antimicrobial designed to protect ready-to-eat meat and poultry products from Listeria monocytogenes. Traditionally, both sodium lactate and sodium diacetate have been the industry’s food safety choice; however, these ingredients are used at a higher application rate, which in turn increases cost-in-use and negatively impact the sensory attributes of the final product.
With BactoCEASE™, the benefits are multifold.
This propionic acid-based antimicrobial solution has shown to extend product shelf-life more consistently in comparison to traditional lactate-based products and can therefore be used as an alternative to sodium lactate/diacetate based solutions. Why is this the case? As shown in the figure below, the relative inhibitory effect of commonly used organic acids demonstrates why propionate is more effective at inhibiting Listeria than acetate, lactate or citrate. Since propionate is the most effective solution, BactoCEASE™ can be applied using lower application rates compared to commonly used sodium lactates/diacetates thereby contributing lower amounts of sodium and reducing cost-in-use.