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Antimicrobial can fight Listeria monocytogenes

By Food in Canada staff   

Facilities Maintenance Food Safety antimicrobial

A new antimicrobial ingredient from Kemin Industries is suitable for ready-to-eat meat applications

Des Moines, Iowa – Kemin Industries Inc. has introduced BactoCEASE liquid-based antimicrobial, which is designed to protect Ready-to-Eat meat and poultry products from Listeria monocytogenes.

The company says the propionic acid-based antimicrobial solution is proven to extend product shelf life more consistently in comparison to traditional lactate-based products.

BactoCEASE is applied using a lower application rate providing a lower cost-in-use as well as significantly reducing sodium levels. BactoCEASE formulations are available in economical, easy to use, liquid forms.

BactoCEASE NV is a liquid, buffered vinegar-based product that addresses consumers’ concerns over food safety, especially in processed meat and poultry products.


Listeria monocytogenes is ubiquitous to nature and can be present in soil, water, on food contact surfaces and within food processing facilities. Time-tested ingredients such as vinegar in BactoCEASE NV can be an effective means of intervention.

Typical applications include uncured turkey, cured turkey, deli ham, hot dogs, deli roast beef and frankfurters.

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