Phagex™ AL

Anti-listeria phage

Model NO.: 0801
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Listeria has been associated with a large number of food-poisoning outbreaks related to various foods. Phages are the most abundant microorganisms in the world and can be used for targeted bacterial control.

 

PhageX™ AL anti-Listeria phage is produced by fermentation using Listeria innocua as a host strain that effectively be applied as surface intervention against Listeria contamination in RTE meats.

DESCRIPTION

PhageX™ AL anti-Listeria phage is produced by fermentation using Listeria innocua as a host strain that effectively be applied as surface intervention against Listeria contamination in RTE meats.

 

KEY BENEFITS

• Prevent Listeria cross contamination

• No organoleptic influence

• Clean label

 

APPLICATIONS

RTE meat products, Smoked salmon, Cheese

 

DIRECTION FOR USE

PhageX™ AL is diluted with clean water to form 1% solution prior to application between +0 °C and 35 °C , and then to spray onto product prior to packaging.

 

ACTIVITIES

PFU/(phage forming units) per ml

2x1011

 

HEAVY METALS

Total heavy metal (mg/kg)

<1

 

MICROBIOLOGICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Yeast and mold (cfu/ml)

<10

 

PHYSICAL / CHEMICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Name of host bacteria

Listeria innocua

Appearance

Clear, odorless liquid

Specific gravity

1.05 g/ml (+/-0.5%)

*Appearance variations may occur from batch to batch.

 

NUTRITIONAL DATA

Contribution to energy level is insignificant at recommended usage levels.

 

PACKAGING

PhageX™ AL is available in 100 gr/bottle with integral, tamper-proof seals. Packaging is available in other quantities.

 

Plastic bottle and pouch materials comply with Regulation (EU) No 10/2011.

 

STORAGE CONDITIONS

Conditions:

Store unopened below 4°C in dry conditions, away from direct sunlight and odorous products. When opened, store at approx. 4°C in original container.

 

Shelf life:

Shelf life is 12 months when stored according to recommendations.

 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

The Netherlands

 

CERTIFIED- STATUS

The product is certified by KOSHER, HALAL and ISO22000:2005.

 

REGULATION STATUS

PhageX™ AL is accepted as a processing aid no labelling is required, approved by USDA/FDA GRAS, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Switzerland, The Netherlands (EU) and Canada.

Applications

Dosage (w/w)

RTE meats

Cooked turkey

 10 µml/cm²

Frankfurters

 10 µml/cm²

Pastrami

 10 µml/cm²

Roast beef

 10 µml/cm²

Sliced deli meat

 10 µml/cm²

 

DIRECTION FOR USE

PhageX™ AL is diluted with clean water to form 1% solution prior to application between +0 °C and 35 °C, and then to spray onto product prior to packaging.

PhageX™ AL is accepted as a processing aid for listeria susceptible foodstuffs with no labelling is required, approved by US, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Switzerland, The Netherlands (EU) and Canada. 

• In USA, Anti-listeria phage is GRAS (GRAS Notice No.000218) used for biocontrol of Listeria in susceptible foodstuffs, and is also listed by the USDA FSIS for use as processing aid for use on RTE meat products (FSIS Directive 7120.1) and direct application to fish and shellfish (including smoked varieties; e.g., smoked salmon), fresh and processed fruits, fresh and processed vegetables, and dairy products (including cheese) (GRN No. 528).

• In Canada, The Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, Anti-listeria phage also approved as a processing aid for susceptible foodstuffs.

• In Switzerland, Anti-listeria phage has been approved as processing aids in cheese-making in keeping with European legislation on food safety.

• In Israel, Anti-listeria phage is approved as a food processing aid for the treatment of RTe meat and poultry products in National Food Service of Israel (Ref: 70275202). 

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