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 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. BactoCEASE formulations are available in economical, easy-to-use, liquid forms and in multiple packaging sizes. Contact Kemin today for more information.