New natural antimicrobial preservative launched

Date: 10.11.2022Source: Prinova Europe

Prinova Europe is launching a potent new plant-based antimicrobial that inhibits the growth of yeasts, moulds and bacteria, addressing the increasing demand for natural preservatives.

PlantGuard™ AM is the latest addition to the company’s botanical-derived range of preservatives, which enable manufacturers to use natural clean-label solutions to minimise food waste. The portfolio will make its first live show appearance at Stand 4.B80, Food ingredients Europe, Paris (6-8 December).

PlantGuard is a proprietary blend of natural extracts from plants that have been used in nutritional supplements for many years due to their antioxidant properties. It is highly effective for extending freshness and shelf life, delaying the onset of rancidity and hindering microbial growth, as well as conserving flavour and colour.

The heat-stable, neutral-tasting preservatives perform well against synthetic alternatives in a range of foods and beverages. PlantGuard AM, which can be used in applications including dairy, fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, cereals and juices, will be showcased at FiE alongside the antioxidant PlantGuard FS (fat-soluble for high-fat applications such as pastries, fried foods and mayonnaise) and WS (water-soluble for lower-fat products including breads, reduced-fat spreads and sauces).

Because PlantGuard can be used in such a broad range of applications, it can replace artificial preservatives across a number of product lines. Prinova’s technical team works with customers to help them select the optimal solution for their brands. The low dose rate and cost-in-use that compares well with alternatives enable further economies of scale.

At FiE, Prinova Europe will be debuting two new concepts – cookies with PlantGuard FS and grissini with PlantGuard FS and WS – which demonstrate how PlantGuard can be used to create on-trend products that meet the growing consumer demand for naturality.

Said James Street, Director of Marketing EMEA & APAC, Prinova: “Global macro trends have been developing in the natural space for some time, and the pandemic has only heightened consumer awareness of food’s impact on wellbeing, driving a surge in interest for product transparency and the shift away from artificial preservatives, E numbers and long product labels. We created PlantGuard as a direct result of manufacturer interest in natural antioxidants to meet this increasing demand for simple, authentic ingredients. We’re excited to provide a solution that leverages the functionality of natural ingredients to tick all the boxes for manufacturers and consumers – clean-label, less food waste, longer shelf-life – in fresh produce and packaged goods.”  For more visit prinovaglobal.com/eu/en/resources/events/food-ingredients-europe-2022

David Cox / IDM

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