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BactoCEASE® Liquid Antimicrobials

As today’s industry continues to grow and progress forward, microbial challenges are becoming more apparent. Keeping your products safe has become a top priority, so creating food safety solutions has become ours. BactoCEASE®, a defender against microbial spoilage in meat and poultry, is the solution you need.

How It Works

BactoCEASE is a liquid antimicrobial designed to protect ready-to-eat meat and poultry products from Listeria monocytogenes. Traditionally, sodium lactate and sodium diacetate have been the industry’s food safety choices; however, these ingredients are used at a higher application rate, which in turn increases cost-in-use and negatively impacts the sensory attributes of the final product.

This propionic acid-based antimicrobial solution has been 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 solutions.

Why is this case? The relative inhibitory effect of commonly used organic acids demonstrates why propionate is more effective at inhibiting Listeria than acetate, lactate or citrate.1

Order of Effectiveness

Advantages of BactoCEASE

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.  

BactoCEASE formulations are available in economical, easy-to-use, liquid forms and in multiple packaging sizes.


BactoCEASE Technical Downloads

Ready-to-eat meat, such as hot dogs, can pose food safety risks to consumers as they have the potential to harbor pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria monocytogenes. BactoCEASE can penetrate the cell wall, thereby disrupting the normal physiology of the bacteria and thus inhibiting growth. See how it works in application.

See How BactoCEASE® Performs in Meat & Poultry Applications


1. Kouassi, Y., Shelef, L.A., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University (1996). Metabolic activities of Listeria monocytogenes in the presence of sodium propionate, acetate, lactate and citrate. Journal of Applied Bacteriology, Vol. 81, 147-153.