Befresh™ AF

Antifungal culture

Model NO.: 0501
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Fresh fermented milk and cheese products contain a high level of nutrients, making it a healthy food choice with many dietary benefits. However, these dairy products have a very short shelf life due to their microbiological changes especially caused by yeasts and molds, leads very often to large economic losses. Although traditional chemical preservative - potassium sorbet has a good preservation effect, it has negative impact on organoleptic qualities. 

Befresh™ AF is the mixture of Lactobacillus Paracasei and Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp shermanii, specially produced to control the growth of yeasts & molds in fermented milk products and white cheese products.

Description

Befresh™ AF Antifungal culture is the mixture of Lactobacillus Paracasei and Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp shermani, specially produced to control the growth of yeast & molds in dairy products such as fresh fermented milk products and white cheese. 

Key benefits

- Effectively against yeast and molds

- Improved texture and cost efficiency due to little dosage

- Clean-label

Composition

Lactobacillus Paracasei

>1.0x1010

Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp shermani

>1.0x1010

Heavy metals

Heavy metal (mg/kg)

<10

Lead (mg/kg)

<1

Mercury (mg/kg)

<1

Arsenic (mg/kg)

<1

Microbiological specification

Non-lactic acid bacteria (cfu/g)

< 500

Yeasts and moulds (cfu/g)

<10

Enterobacteriaceae (cfu/g)

< 10

Stafilococchi coag. Positive  (cfu/g)

< 10

Salmonella spp. (/25g)

Absent

Listeria monocytogenes  (/25g)

Absent

Physical/Chemical specifications

Appearance

     Yellowish white powder

Packaging

Befresh™ AF is available in 10U/bag or 50u/bottle

Storage conditions

12 months, store unopened below 20°C in dry conditions, away from direct sunlight and odorous products.

GMO-status

According to regulations (EC) no. 1829/2003. Microorganisms used to produce this product are not genetically modified.

Allergens

Components

Y/N

Peanut or its derivatives

N

Tree Nuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts or their derivatives

N

Sesame or its derivatives

N

Eggs or its derivatives

N

Fish or its derivatives

N

Crustaceans and shellfish or their derivative

N

Soy or its derivatives

N

Wheat, triticale or their derivatives

N

Mustard or its derivatives

N

Milk or its derivatives (e.g. Lactose)

N

Sulphites

 N

Code

Products

Applications

Shelf-life diagnostics

Dosage

0701

Befresh™ AF

Fermented milk products

Sour cream, Yoghurt 

Growth inhibition of yeasts and molds

10u/1,000L milk

White cheese

Asiago cheese, Beyaz peynir, Cas, Feta, Fromage blanc, Kesong  puti,  Manour,  Mascarpone,  Mizithra, Mozzarella,  Quark, Queijo Minas, Queso blanco, Ricotta, Sirene

20-30u/1,000L milk

APPLICATION AREAS

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Befresh™ AF containing Lactobacillus Paracasei and Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp shermanii have been granted Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) status in the European Union by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Befresh™ AF does not have to be declared at all or, if it does, can be declared as starter cultures, which are recognized as safe. The only restriction for use could be in dairy applications in countries where dairy is defined by national standards. As dairy standards may vary from country to country, local regulations should always be consulted before applying Befresh™ AF Protective Cultures.

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