Niacet: New products for clean label salt reduction
Safe and delicious convenience foods A busy life and a growing economy are important reasons for the growth of the convenience food segment and ready to eat foods. These foods are expected to be consumed without any further preparation and should have a fresh appearance, a great taste and be safe during the shelf life.
Safe and delicious convenience foods
A busy life and a growing economy are important reasons for the growth of the convenience food segment and ready to eat foods. These foods are expected to be consumed without any further preparation and should have a fresh appearance, a great taste and be safe during the shelf life. A big number of these foods are stored under refrigerated conditions to keep the products fresh and safe until the ‘best before’ date. Even though a cold environment helps to preserve foods, it also selects for microorganisms which are able to grow under these circumstances, like lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and Listeria monocytogenes. Furthermore, a growing demand for salt reduction makes it even more complex to control safety during shelf life. Here we introduce two newly developed clean label products that will help food producers meet their targets for safe and delicious convenience foods, Provian®NDV and Progusta NDV.
Simple nature based ingredients
Provian®NDV and Progusta NDV are both based on natural vinegar, the natural source for acetic acid. Organic acids and particularly acetic acid/acetates are well known for their inhibitive effect on spoilage flora and pathogens in food. Modern consumers have a negative perception of chemically-derived additives (e-numbers) and increasingly prefer natural alternatives. In response to these changing consumer demands, Niacet expanded its portfolio with naturally derived antimicrobials and flavors based on natural vinegar.
Next to the clean label trend, there is a clear trend for sodium reduction in food products. Following a publication by WHO1 on sodium usage and intake, several countries have introduced legislation to reduce sodium intake in the past few years. In addition to this trend, there is a growing demand for shelf life extension and increased safety in a variety of food types. Provian®NDV, a clean label preservative, and Progusta NDV, a clean label flavor, make it possible to simultaneously address both mentioned trends in their own and unique way.