Royal DSM, a global, purpose-led, science-based company, today launches four new DelvoGuard bioprotective cultures, enabling yogurt manufactures to naturally extend shelf life while maintaining a great taste and texture. The new cultures contain naturally occurring dairy microflora and provide a cost-effective solution to improve the quality and safety of dairy products. The new culture range provides better control for dairy manufacturers over post-acidification, gas production and decolorisation, as well as improvements to creaminess and mouthfeel while extending shelf life.
DSM’s new DelvoGuard cultures were designed with these challenges in mind. The new additions to the range provide manufacturers with protective cultures that prevent yeast and mold growth in yogurt products resulting in a longer shelf life, without sacrificing taste or texture. The extended range includes DelvoGuard 302 and DelvoGuard 303 which offer protective properties that prevent or delay the growth of spoilage organisms by days or even weeks, even during challenging situations such as cold breaks in the supply chain. Also in the range, DelvoGuard 304 and DelvoGuard 305 have a lower post-acidification impact while still providing protection against microbial spoilage. All DelvoGuard bioprotective cultures are easy to use and process – delivered as convenient 1-bag Direct Vat Cultures (DVC) they can be added into the production process at the same time as the starter culture.
Said Karoline Kjaerulff, Global Business Development Manager, Fresh Fermented Solutions, DSM Food & Beverage: “This is an extremely strong generation of bioprotective cultures. Evolving consumer tastes mean natural yogurts with reduced sugar, less fat, and no additives are leading the pack. At the same time, food waste is a priority across the industry. The new DelvoGuard cultures help manufacturers enjoy the best of both worlds by keeping yogurts fresher for longer while maintaining a great taste and texture. This offers an exciting possibility for brands to improve their consumers’ experience while also taking meaningful sustainability steps to reduce waste throughout the supply chain.”
This latest launch is part of DSM’s ongoing efforts to support the dairy industry in its journey to decarbonise their value chain, reduce food loss and waste and reach ambitious sustainability targets. This is achieved while improving the both the taste and the texture of products, so producers and consumers can enjoy it all. With its strong presence across the value chain, DSM takes a full ecosystem approach to making sustainable dairy a reality. For more visit dsm.com