DuraShield™ Natural Food Protection Blends
Scientifically proven to be effective at improving shelf life and safety, DuraShield Natural Food Protection Blends crafted by Kalsec combine traditional natural antioxidant products with natural antimicrobials, like cultured dextrose and/or buffered vinegar. It’s a unique, 2-in-1 solution, where the ingredients are more powerful combined than they are individually. Plus, DuraShield delivers minimal impact on taste and aroma and help you maintain a cleaner, consumer-preferred label.
Specific statements and examples of applications may not apply in all geographical regions. Usage and labeling and associated claims may vary based on governmental regulations.
Scientifically Proven Efficacy
The BSL-1 and BSL-2 labs that Kalsec uses in product development are available to our customers to test their own products to ensure efficacy.
One of the many tests we have performed includes evaluating the effectiveness of DuraShield on the inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes growth in cooked chicken breasts under vacuum packaging conditions.
You can learn more about this and other efficacy tests in our comprehensive white paper, Naturally Extending the Shelf-Life and Safety of Meat and Poultry.
Please note: This information was prepared utilizing Kalsec’s own research and development work and is reliable and accurate to the best of Kalsec’s knowledge. Potential users of DuraShield Food Protection Blends should conduct their own research and tests to determine the suitability as well as the regulatory allowability DuraShield Food Protection Blends in their own application. The representations made in this publication are not to be considered as a warranty and will not support a claim for damages of any kind. Potential users of DuraShield Food Protection Blends should confirm, possibly by conducting additional research and testing, that the DuraShield Food Protection Blend functions as an antimicrobial in their specific application/s and confirm that the DuraShield Food Protection Blend is used consistent with regulatory requirements for their specific applications.
Naturally Extend Shelf Life of Refrigerated Foods
Growth of spoilage microorganisms and pathogens may occur in refrigerated storage due to the presence of cold-loving (psychrotrophic) bacteria.
Deli salads could be contaminated with spoilage microorganisms and pathogens including Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA lists store-prepared deli salads as ready-to-eat foods at risk of contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Dips are commonly spoiled by lactic acid bacteria negatively impacting the organoleptic properties of these foods (mainly acidic notes).
DuraShield leverages synergistic and dual functional activities and provide additional hurdles to inhibit the growth of spoilage microorganisms in various types of deli salads and refrigerated dips.