Press release: natural food safety solution for refrigerated food
09 February 2010. Back
New from Purac: natural food safety solution for
Gorinchem, The Netherlands,
February 9th, 2010.
Purac introduces a new product, PuraQ®
Safe RS50, to its portfolio of natural food safety products.
This product is specifically developed for refrigerated foods, to
enable food manufacturers to produce safe and delicious food
products in a 'natural' way. PuraQ Safe RS50 is especially effective in
products such as ready-to-eat meals and meal components like soups,
dips, sauces, fillings, stuffings and pastas.
Food safety incidents, combined with a growing awareness of food
related illnesses, result in consumers demanding safer food
products. Coupled with the growing demands for convenience food and
natural ingredients, producers are being challenged to offer food
products that are safe, delicious and healthy. Purac introduces a
new product which provides the answer for food producers.
PuraQ Safe RS50
effectively controls Listeria monocytogenes. The product has been
extensively tested, both internally and via third-party research,
and has proven to be highly successful. The research was carried
out in refrigerated foods, benchmarking traditional ingredients and
"With more than 75 years of experience in fermentation and
selling lactic acid and lactates to the food industry, Purac has
become an expert in food preservation. This heritage now forms the
ideal basis to innovate and develop new preservation solutions,
allowing the food manufacturers to keep up with the latest consumer
trends" - says Ivo van der linden, Category Manager Food
Preservation at Purac. "Refrigerated convenience foods are an ideal
environment for pathogens to grow, forcing processors to use
several preservation hurdles. As processing alone is not sufficient
to control pathogens like Listeria monocytogenes, a preservative is
required as well."
Purac is increasing its innovation and product development
efforts to further expand its PuraQ portfolio. They are introducing new food
ingredient solutions for the industry targeting food safety, shelf
life and flavor solutions in a wide variety of foods, ranging from
beverages, dips and deli products to gravies and meats.