Natamycin is a natural alternative to common chemical additives

Natural food additives are increasingly popular amongst consumers for their health benefits as well as perceived long term benefits in contrast to chemically derived preservatives common in most mass produced food products. The preference towards a solution that does not involve complex chemically based anti-fungal and bacterial agents makes natamycin an effective and attractive alternative. The quality and versatility of the agent is a positive for food producers, especially dairy and meat suppliers. The additive has a high effective range - even at low levels - whether it is powdered or water based in application. With a non-intrusive flavour, natamycin has proven to be a consumer friendly, commercially viable solution.