New culture to keep listeria at bay
Listeria is a constant concern in the meat and
prepared foods industry. However, a new weapon released in the industry may be
of considerable benefit.
At FIE 2007, global ingredients supplier Chr. Hansen will hand over a new
weapon in the battle against the feared food bug to producers of Ready-to-Eat
food products. The new culture - B-LC-48 - is a member of the SafeProTM family
which already counts several listeria-fighting cultures.
Meeting industry demands
In close cooperation with the industry, Chr. Hansen has developed a natural
solution that fights the food bug with lactic acid bacteria. The culture is
â€œIt is undeniable that listeria is an increasingly critical issue and a
problem to which many food producers have been seeking new solutions,â€ says
The culture is developed to meet the specific demands of the Ready-to-Eat
food industry. It is easy to use and, more importantly, does not change the
taste or smell of the food products.
â€œBio-protection is receiving more and more attention from food producers,
and rightly so. A brand in which you have invested time, money and effort is a
brand worth protecting. This is further underlined by the fact that global
companies with a global food distribution chain have a higher risk profile in
terms of food bugs such as listeria,â€ explains Eva Stenby, marketing manager,
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