Befresh™ AF

Antifungal culture

Model NO.: 0701
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Fresh fermented milk 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 yeast 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 yeast & moulds in fresh fermented milk 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 fresh fermented milk products.

Key benefits

 Effectively against yeast and molds, making fresh fermented milk less susceptible to spoilage during their shelf life

 Improved texture and cost efficiency due to little dosage

 Can replace chemical preservatives such as potassium sorbate, which can have a negative impact on organoleptic qualities

Composition

Lactobacillus Paracasei

>1.0x1010

Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp shermani

>1.0x1010

Heavy metals

Heavy metal (Pb) (mg/kg)

<10

Lead (mg/kg)

<1

Mercury (mg/kg)

<1

Arsenic (mg/kg)

<1

Microbiological specification

Non-lactic acid bacteria

〈 500 cfu/g

Yeasts and moulds

10 cfu/g

Enterobacteriaceae

 10 cfu/g

Stafilococchi coag. positive

10 cfu/g

Salmonella spp.

Absent/25g

Listeria monocytogenes

Absent/25g

Physical/Chemical specifications

Appearance

     Yellowish white

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

Ingredients

Applications

Diagnosis

Dosage

Befresh™ AF

Fresh fermented dairy

Yoghurt 

Yeast and mold

10-20u/100L milk

Cheese

Hard cheese

10-20u/100L milk

 

 

*Direction for Use

Disinfect the opening area with 75% alcohol before opening the package. Cut open the package; Dissolve Befresh™ AF into milk evenly in sterile environment, and then inoculate together with general culture into fermentation tank.

Recommended dosage: 10u/1,000L milk, or add the appropriate amount according to actual needs. Recommended fermentation temperature with Before™ AF is no higher than 42°C; the best temperature is between 41-42°C. Timely cooling down is highly recommended with Befresh™ AF after the fermentation ends. Don’t leave yogurt in fermentation tank more than half an hour to ensure the acidity does not increase too fast. Timely bottling is highly recommended, don’t leave yogurt in storage tank for too long; otherwise the acidity will increase fast.

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 yogurt applications in countries where yogurt is defined by national standards. As yogurt standards may vary from country to country, local regulations should always be consulted before applying Befresh™ AF Protective Cultures.

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