Until now, even the best label friendly food protection solutions have played second fiddle to synthetic chemical competitors in terms of their ability to inhibit the growth of yeast and mold in culinary food products. But with the launch of Danisco’s new BioVia YM 10, manufacturers can meet market demand for natural, clean-label products without compromising their shelf life and food safety standards.
“Food manufacturers are well aware of consumer demand for more natural products with friendlier labels, but many have hesitated to choose a natural food protection solution because they wanted every bit of the effectiveness they could get from traditional chemical alternatives,” said Brett Thompson, global product manager at Danisco. “We think BioVia will change that. It simply takes that objection to natural solutions off the table.”
BioVia YM 10 is a natural antifungal blend specifically designed to enhance the quality and shelf life of approved culinary items. Challenge studies have demonstrated that BioVia YM 10 – a patent-pending blend of cultured dextrose and plant extracts – is effective against mold, but distinguishes itself from many other market offerings by being particularly effective against difficult-to-control spoilage yeasts. In one study, for example, barbecue sauce was inoculated with a cocktail of acid preservative-resistant yeasts at high levels.
While the control lasted only 30 days, the sauce treated with BioVia YM 10 at 0.5 percent held yeast to undetectable levels for over 100 days – congruent with potassium sorbate.
Initially available for use in the United States, BioVia YM 10 provides:
•    A natural, sustainable solution with a clean labelling option
•    A synergistic, multi-component system highly effective against difficult-to-control spoilage yeasts and molds
•    Effectiveness against yeast and mold over a broad pH range (2-7)
•    Improved oxidative stability for fat- and oil-containing foods