Niacet announced the introduction of their clean label range of ingredients for microbial control – ProNiaturèl. The new range offers manufacturers looking to produce clean label products pure, transparent, and effective ingredient alternatives to chemical preservation ingredients. Today’s consumer is increasingly concerned with what goes into their food, with more and more people actively seeking out ‘free-from’ products with natural claims. The new ProNiaturèl range answers this demand, with a variety of effective microbial control products, all entirely clean label.
The first product launched in the ProNiaturèl line – ProNiaturèl Nc – is designed specifically for baked goods. Utilizing pure calcium vinegar salts to control mold growth and extend shelf-life, it can be labeled as neutralized vinegar, dry vinegar or vinegar salt. When trialed using baked goods, a low dosage of ProNiaturèl Nc was found to inhibit mold growth over an extended shelf-life period, and also performed best in a sensory evaluation of aroma, taste, and aftertaste, compared to a control group and other standard preservatives, such as calcium propionate and wheat ferments.
Offering unparalleled efficacy, all products in the ProNiaturèl range are produced as a free-flowing powder or granulate to reduce transportation and storage costs and help maintain a greener carbon footprint. Moreover, all products in the ProNiaturèl range will undergo C-14 analysis, ensuring the product is made from only fermented vinegar and free from any unwanted additional chemical elements, like petrochemicals, that can occur in other fermentation processes.
Jeff Rogers, COO at Niacet, explains: “The key behind the new ProNiaturèl range is in its transparency. We begin the process by using straightforward, familiar ingredients from which we create, consumer-friendly antimicrobials – perfect for clean label solutions. The first product innovations in the new range are designed for two applications areas: ProNiaturèl Nc for bakery goods and ProNiaturèl N and Ns for meat- poultry- and fish-based products as well as meat-replacers and spreads and sauces. We also have an exciting pipeline of clean label products we’re looking forward to present in the future.”