Natural preservative systems

Project team: Greg Rachon
Member Funded Research project
Running: January 2018 - December 2019
Project Number: 144033
Proposal documentation

There is a growing trend within the food and drinks industry to use clean label preservatives. Many manufacturers are looking for natural preservation systems that will reduce energy costs, avoid flavour deterioration, help maintain heat-labile nutrients, and permit a wider range of packaging options.

Practically assessing potential novel preservatives to understand efficacy and whether other processing steps are needed to ensure their effectiveness in extending shelf-life. This project will also produce a toolbox of natural preservatives for clean labelling.

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