With the consumer trend toward natural products still going strong, food manufacturers have focused their efforts in searching for ingredient label that are known and trusted by consumers. ε-Poly-L-lysine HCL has been accepted as food preservative of natural origin.
Epolyly® HCL is pure ε-Poly-L-lysine Hydrogen chloride concentrate, derived naturally from controlled fermentation of Streptomyces diastatochromogenes. Epolyly® HCL is an ideal natural broad-spectrum antimicrobial for extending shelf life of a variety of foods.
The control of Total Plate Count (TPC) is major challenge to global food manufacturers. Polylysine has been accepted as food antimicrobial of natural origin and it is acknowledged as label-friendly. Polylysine shows high antimicrobial activity against fungi, Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and exhibits good water solubility and heat stability, and does not have an unpleasant odor. However, impure Polylysine contains more or less chloride and inorganic contents, increasing the risk of endotoxin and possible interaction with other ingredients.