Spoilage organisms in food can grow depending on the type of food, packaging characteristics or storage environment. Existing microbial test methods rarely detect these, but a new technology is emerging to help processors improve shelf-life estimates and enhance food safety. By Alan Taylor, business manager- microbial detection, Mocon Incorporated

Preservation has long been critical to meat processors and today, shelf¬-life is top of the agenda. Consumers are demanding for more natural solutions than artificial ones to keep meat fresh and reduce waste, and one such solution is through lactates natural, clean label ingredients. By Lonneke Van Dijk, category manager—Meat & Poultry, Corbion

Shelf-life is an important aspect for food manufacturers so as to prolong its value and also reduce food waste. Going back to the basics, the ingredients one uses for one’s product is one way to manage shelf-life. By Liew Gin Lim, head of sales and marketing, Southeast Asia, and Cindy Tian, lead scientist, Kalsec

Clean label is a clear trend across global food markets and new product launches in the clean label space have steadily increased over the last decade. By Edwin Bontenbal, Director of Market Development Food, Corbion Purac

Technical obstacles have limited the use of fruit-based ingredients in products with long shelf life. Ultra rapid concentration fruit ingredients can mitigate moisture transfer by controlling water activity in baked goods, cereals and snacks, while delivering exceptional taste. By Grant Taylor, sales manager-Asia Pacific, Taura Natural Ingredients

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