Preservation innovation extends beverage shelf life

Global life sciences company DSM has announced the launch of DelvoCid+, a preservation solution for beverages that helps to keep drinks fresh for longer whilst offering a clean taste and cost-efficiency.DelvoCid

Applying the unique benefits of natamycin (the natural antifungal) to beverages, DelvoCid+ effectively eliminates the risk of yeast and mould growth in beverage processing. DSM claims that the innovation is between 100 to 500 times more effective than traditional solutions, and some of its customers have already seen the shelf life of their drinks increase from six to eight months – and in some cases, up to 12 months. The exact shelf life extension opportunities depend on many factors, including the type of drink and mould, as well as the pH value of the beverage.

These improved shelf life possibilities can be achieved with smaller dosages than traditional preservation methods, enhancing value for money. DelvoCid+ has been submitted for approval by regulatory authorities in Mexico for beverage applications and is expected to achieve governmental approval in other regions.

Thanks to its neutral taste and odour, DelvoCid+ helps beverage producers deliver clean taste profiles without aftertaste as well as adding a natural preservative to their label. Dosages remain within the acceptable daily intake (ADI) levels, enhancing appeal to increasingly health-conscious consumers.

DelvoCid+ is available in a liquid form that ensures quick solubility with very low sedimentation rates, and with no need for constant stirring. Gabriela Basurto, area manager preservation Latam America, comments, “The beverage industry has been seeking an alternative preservation solution for years, and DSM is delighted to bring this latest natural innovation to the market. Working together with DSM, beverage manufacturers can develop clean tasting, long-lasting drinks with a natural label – and all without changing their production processes.”

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